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Well, I finally succumbed. I do a lot of long distance riding and I finally bought a new 2009 Concours 14. I almost kept the RC but ended up trading it in. They gave me a great deal on the 2009 so I saved some on taxes, garage space and the hassle of selling and traded.

I got the bike a week ago Saturday and got it home at 5:00 PM. At 9:00 I got on and rode from Pittsburgh to Iowa to see my family putting a little over 800 miles on it rolling into my parents driveway about 2:30 Sunday afternoon. I spent the night then took off Monday morning for Pittsburgh. I detoured through Missouri before heading East in Hanibal.

I rode through 3 hours of severe thunderstorms in Illinois and Indiana and finally gave up and got a hotel in Indianapolis. I took of at 7:00 the next morning filled up and stopped only once for gas getting back to Pittsburgh at 1:00 PM after riding a little over 400 miles.

I took it to the dealer later that day for the first service with a little over 1700 miles on the bike.

The pic I posted is of the Concours in Iowa with a nice storm rolling in.

I love this bike, it has incredible power and actually handles well, although I miss the compactness of the RC and the feel of it. I love the bags, it makes it more convenient for the type of riding I'm doing.

I had just taken an 850 mile trip on the RC a couple of weeks prior to getting the Concours. I have also taken it to Iowa in the past. It is more of a pain to pack but I liked it.

Two days before trading it in, I put a Pilot Road2 on the rear since I was doing more long distance riding. I left the dealership and decided to scuff in the tire. I ended up not going home that night and by the time I got home 24 hours later I had put over 300 miles on the tire. It worked pretty well in the twisties of Western Pennsylvania.

I almost bought the RC back from the dealer. I have been resisting but I figure I will spend most of my time on the Concours and really can't justify the added cost of keeping it, although part of me is trying. :)

I've loved the RC and this forum has been a great place to swap information and stories.

Well, I gotta go and pack for another ride. lol All the best people!

Phil

 

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While I will admit to lusting after the Connie 14 in recent months, I would NEVER get rid of the RC...












Man, I'm getting old. Did I really just say I want that old-fart's bike?! :eek:
 

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I've heard and read great things about the Concours so it should be an awesome bike for you.
Resale value means you can ride for years and get every penny back.


The RC well ... not so much :eek:
 

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:( You will always miss the RC but at least your still riding :D Be safe.
 
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