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« Reply #60 on: March 21, 2012, 06:40:28 PM »

Thanks everyone.

The bike won't be ready until tomorrow, they just got it at 3pm and need more time to charge the battery and prep it. I'll be picking it up tomorrow.

But here is a pic during prep for the obligatory new bike pic..lol

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r48/cozye/web/915d2ab5.jpg
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« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2012, 07:12:09 PM »

Do love the titanium coloured ones.
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« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2012, 08:11:55 PM »

I own an 09 Concours 14 which replaced my ZX 12.  I absolutely love it for all the reasons you mentioned and more!  Even on slow speed corners the weight is not a huge issue just a minor shift in riding style.  The only place I am uncomfortable with it is in parking lots and extreme slow speed riding, here the top heavy feeling is a bit disconerting.  

How tall are you?  I am 5'9" and am on the ball of my foot when stopped, it is a tall bike.

You can't go wrong with the 14, one heck of a bike!
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« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2012, 08:44:30 PM »

Great looking in that colour!
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« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2012, 10:40:51 PM »

Oh yeah, the stickers will definitely be coming off Lol
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« Reply #65 on: March 22, 2012, 01:40:18 AM »

Congrats!  LOVE that color.   Inlove

I hope you negotiated in a seat as well.   Lol
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« Reply #66 on: March 22, 2012, 06:40:26 AM »

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« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2012, 06:52:02 AM »

Duc - 423 pounds

C14 - 688 pounds

It is a no-brainer.
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« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2012, 07:32:50 AM »

Wow, that bike is beautiful! I've never seen a titanium one before.  Bigok


Duc - 423 pounds

C14 - 688 pounds

It is a no-brainer.


Boy, I knew the C14s were heavier, but I had no idea it was that much. EEK!
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« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2012, 07:55:37 AM »


Wow, that bike is beautiful! I've never seen a titanium one before.  Bigok



Boy, I knew the C14s were heavier, but I had no idea it was that much. EEK!


Yeah, having owned and ridden both, I don't think it's a 250lb spread. The 423 figure for the Duc is the 'claimed' dry-weight, never figured out why all the wet-weight reports from moto-mags put it at 500lbs, the numbers don't add up for me. Still, for sure, the Duc all juiced-up (maybe even adding a battery or what-not) is clearly more light and nimble compared to the C14. Though both juiced up and ready to ride, I guess closer to 150lb spread if parked on a scale...  Shrug

 
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« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2012, 08:16:46 AM »




Yeah, having owned and ridden both, I don't think it's a 250lb spread. The 423 figure for the Duc is the 'claimed' dry-weight, never figured out why all the wet-weight reports from moto-mags put it at 500lbs, the numbers don't add up for me. Still, for sure, the Duc all juiced-up (maybe even adding a battery or what-not) is clearly more light and nimble compared to the C14. Though both juiced up and ready to ride, I guess closer to 150lb spread if parked on a scale...  Shrug

 


Wet weight is 485 - which is a reasonable increase over the 423 considering the fuel/oil capacity.  Still a little over 200 pounds difference.
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« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2012, 08:40:36 AM »




Wet weight is 485 - which is a reasonable increase over the 423 considering the fuel/oil capacity.  Still a little over 200 pounds difference.



Yeah, 423lbs plus 5 gallons of fuel and 4 quarts of oil, really only works out to about 460lbs and that's being generous. You're still short of explaining 25lbs , nevermind all the motomags reported ready to ride at 500lbs...

Eh, don't mean to thread jack here either.. whatever the weight, they're both great bikes. But need something to do while we wait for Cozye pix on his brand-new bike!   Bigok


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« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2012, 09:33:04 AM »




Yeah, 423lbs plus 5 gallons of fuel and 4 quarts of oil, really only works out to about 460lbs and that's being generous. You're still short of explaining 25lbs , nevermind all the motomags reported ready to ride at 500lbs...

Eh, don't mean to thread jack here either.. whatever the weight, they're both great bikes. But need something to do while we wait for Cozye pix on his brand-new bike!   Bigok





I'm not short of explaining anything.  I did not publish the weights.  If you want to get anal get anal with the manufacturers.

Suffice to say there is a SIGNIFICANT difference in weight between the two - even 150 pounds your low estimate is alot of weight IMO.

BTW: 460 - BARELY covers the gas.  That is not as generous a figure as you may believe.  
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« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2012, 10:10:04 AM »




I'm not short of explaining anything.  I did not publish the weights.  If you want to get anal get anal with the manufacturers.

Suffice to say there is a SIGNIFICANT difference in weight between the two - even 150 pounds your low estimate is alot of weight IMO.

BTW: 460 - BARELY covers the gas.  That is not as generous a figure as you may believe.  


 Lol  You published 485 wet...that sounds about right compared to the magazine reviews I saw.


Anyway, yeah you're right, I wasn't being so generous,...gas and oil makes 423 into 462 or so... do the math...  

And for sure 150 lbs is a significant difference, can't remember where I said it wasn't...

Meantime waiting for happy new-bike owner pics...  Smile Smile
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« Reply #74 on: March 22, 2012, 10:47:03 AM »




 Lol  You published 485 wet...that sounds about right compared to the magazine reviews I saw.


Anyway, yeah you're right, I wasn't being so generous,...gas and oil makes 423 into 462 or so... do the math...  

And for sure 150 lbs is a significant difference, can't remember where I said it wasn't...

Meantime waiting for happy new-bike owner pics...  Smile Smile


Just for your information - Dry weight often does not include the battery.  Manufacturers do dry weight differently, but many do not count it.
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« Reply #75 on: March 22, 2012, 11:01:03 AM »

Gorgeous color.  The website says it is called "Race Titanium Matt" but it sure looks like matte khaki in your pic.  

Enjoy!  
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« Reply #76 on: March 22, 2012, 11:10:21 AM »


Gorgeous color.  The website says it is called "Race Titanium Matt" but it sure looks like matte khaki in your pic.  

Enjoy!  


Yes, the website shows it almost Silver looking. In person it is definitely a lot darker. It does kind of have a greenish hue to it under certain light, but it's really more graphite looking in person vs. that cell phone pic. It definitely has an interesting affect of changing shades depending on the angle and lighting you look at it from.
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« Reply #77 on: March 22, 2012, 11:51:41 AM »




Yes, the website shows it almost Silver looking. In person it is definitely a lot darker. It does kind of have a greenish hue to it under certain light, but it's really more graphite looking in person vs. that cell phone pic. It definitely has an interesting affect of changing shades depending on the angle and lighting you look at it from.



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« Reply #78 on: March 22, 2012, 01:45:48 PM »

First off... congrats! You'll love it.

I'm one of the for mentioned individuals who have had issues with my bike's electronics. I've had it back from the latest round of ECU games and it's been great. While it was in the shop, I started looking at other bikes, even test rode a few. When I got my strada back, I quickly decided it was a keeper. It's just so much fun to ride.

I commute daily, urban mode is a great thing in stop-n-go traffic. The ergos are fantastic. Wind protection can be changed and so can the tires... Although, I like the Scorpions on fire roads and the like so I haven't had anything else on the bike.

I love the titanium. If anything happened to mine, I'd definitely look twice at that bike.
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« Reply #79 on: March 22, 2012, 03:43:13 PM »

Dude, I LOVE the matte green color. Love it. Have fun!  Bigok

Too bad the photo of it being prepped has that giant red dildo Diavalo in the background. You should photoshop it out.  Twofinger
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