Found this cool video review with some guys testing the two sport touring motorcycles BMW K1600GT and 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14.
It was a few years ago since I’ve tried a motorcycle in the sport touring category. It was never really a type of motorcycle that appealed to me. I like my motorcycles a little smaller, and I have no need for all the gadgetry. Regular followers will know that I have toured most of Europe on my 2003 Honda 919 two up and packed for camping, no windscreen, heated grips, ABS, or traction control.
One thing about these bikes that I agree with is the bigger engine. If you are touring two-up fully packed, I prefer to do it on a motorcycle around 1000cc’s. A 600 would be possible, but you learn to appreciate the grunt of a bigger engine when riding fully loaded.
Well enough of my conservative ramblings. Let’s watch some videos of these bikes.
BMW K1600GT VS Kawasaki Concours 14.
If you understand french (I don’t), then this K1600GT review looks entertaining.
Here’s an onboard as it happens review of the BMW K1600GT.
I couldn’t really find ant good quality video of the 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14. So Here’s what the factory would like you to notice.
Seems like the Kawasaki Concours 14 is mostly considered a police motorcycle or a commuter bike for old silver backs. Opposite the BMW K1600GT which seem to have the touring motorcycle crowd drooling and calling it the final Honda Gold Wing killer.