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.

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2 Responses to “BMW K1600GT VS. Kawasaki Concours 14”

  1. wheel loaders  December 6th

    I bought a 2010 Concours 14 last year and put over 10,000 miles on her. A great bike. Loved the bike..,because I traded her in on a K1600GT 2 weeks ago.The BMW is awesome. Really… I’ve put over 1,400 miles on her in two weeks. The most exciting and comfortable sport tourer you’ll ever sit on. The torque is incredable and 6th gear roll on at highway speeds a blast. A tank will take you 240 miles without stopping.

  2. Sean  December 18th

    Would love to get the BMW but my budget doesn’t quite stretch that far right now. The Kawasaki is a good looking bike and has some nice features but doesn’t have the class of the BMW.

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