The Kawis curve is enviably flat, but the FJRs somehow feels flatter and its well of torque deeper than this chart reveals.
There are at least three ways to build a sport-touring engine.Unfortunately, you still have to dig for the fob to get the key out of it that unlocks the bags, which you cant leave unlocked.Fit and finish isnt really its strong suit.Discover more, drive on Nordic winter condition with perfect reliability.31.7.5 in Wheelbase.1.8.ZX-14R -derived, concours is its lack of cruise control, a thing all the others have.If youre torn and who wouldnt be after this comparison at least Triumph encourages test rides.
Somebody will have to test it against the runner-up here, which would be the Yamaha FJR1300ES by a hair, over the Triumph Trophy.
The front is pretty grabby, especially when all you want is a little rear brake in a dirty corner.
Single shock; electronically adjustable suspension:.9-in travel Front Brake Dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers, ABS, linked Dual 310mm petal discs, 4-piston calipers, ABS, linked Dual 320mm floating discs, Nissin 4-piston calipers, ABS, linked Dual 320mm discs, UBS ABS Rear Brake 320mm disc, 2-piston caliper, ABS.If the FJR feels like its just as fast most of the time, maybe blame it on the Concours hauling 44 more pounds.At 664 pounds with fuel (claimed its about 60 pounds heavier than BMWs newest (missing-in-action) Boxer.It actually steers light and quick, and at least one of us (yours truly) felt like the Triumphs chassis served up the best road feel of the bunch even with all the junk in the trunk.What we can all agree on is that the Triumph isnt the prettiest.It does feel a little top-heavy way when youre picking the Trophy up off its too-short sidestand, but not so much once underway.Which left the new.Weve become motorcycle sybarites, as anyone would in our position, and it was almost a foregone conclusion that the fully decked-out 26K BMW K1600GT Sport was going to win this thing (base price is 21,500) and that the real race was going to be for.Capn promo chaise longue Duke says this is easily one of his favorite engines of all time.When the new, bMW, r1200RT fell through, recalled because of a possibly faulty rear shock shaft of all things, we almost decided not to take these four lovelies on a little three-day binge up along Californias eastern Sierra, through Bishop, Yosemite and back the long.