Author Topic: The Future of th C14  (Read 14378 times)

Offline Dan Forker

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Re: The Future of th C14
« Reply #105 on: October 09, 2019, 08:14:53 am »
Over the last 30 years I have owned and ridden many different makes of motorcycles. Two different Yamaha Venture Royale's; four or five Goldwings, a BMW R1200RT and now my 2012 C14 purchased new in 2014. I wrecked the RT and went back to a Wing. Great bike but I just couldn't stand it. Too much like a station wagon. Bought the C14, added many extras including Rostra Cruise, a CB with intercom and a 665LM Garmin. I love that bike and wouldn't consider anything else. My only complaint is that any sunlight makes the Garmin unreadable even with a glare stomper. Honestly, the C14 was the first bike that compared to the Venture. This discussion got me thinking about what I would do if it shot craps. I don't have an answer. Can't deal with the Harley riding position, with feet forward and legs spread out. The new Wing sounds so automated that I don't want to go there. The BMW was a great ride but there is no longer a local dealer and it seemed to love to be in the shop what with adjusting the valves and balancing the throttle bodies every 4000 to 6000 miles. I really don't have an answer. I might do the unthinkable and buy a Spyder. Wow, just gets me depressed thinking about it.
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Re: The Future of th C14
« Reply #106 on: October 09, 2019, 09:56:25 am »
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Re: The Future of th C14
« Reply #107 on: October 09, 2019, 03:57:54 pm »
with all this talk as of recent, about "Kaw's choices" on production... it just makes me ask WTH is up with the rediculous retro release, for $8600.... on a market that is miniscule......

case in point... the Retro W800... aircooled twin...
local dealer...
https://www.loudermilks.net/inventory/2019-kawasaki-w800-cafe-ashtabula-oh-44004-10245085i

compared to this.....
https://www.loudermilks.net/new-models/2019-kawasaki-z900-abs-26854936b

compared to this...
https://www.loudermilks.net/inventory/2019-kawasaki-vulcan-900-custom-ashtabula-oh-44004-10245275i

and the "sexy one...."

https://www.loudermilks.net/new-models/2019-kawasaki-z900rs-cafe-10245287i





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Re: The Future of th C14
« Reply #108 on: October 09, 2019, 04:11:51 pm »
with all this talk as of recent, about "Kaw's choices" on production... it just makes me ask WTH is up with the rediculous retro release, for $8600.... on a market that is miniscule......

case in point... the Retro W800... aircooled twin...

I wondered that myself.  Perhaps it is something hot with the young hipsters that have more money than sense?  Aircooled?  Really?
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Re: The Future of th C14
« Reply #109 on: October 09, 2019, 04:13:03 pm »
Trying to capitalize on the W650.
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Re: The Future of th C14
« Reply #110 on: October 09, 2019, 04:57:47 pm »
What is this?  “Fierce, Predator-Like Posture:”.  Does it turn and ride well?
Keep the rubber side down.  Ride Fast......Live Slow......