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PC vs. Concours comparison
Written by aladinbama on 6/22/2012 at 03:33 pm

KAB,
That was about the best review of two bikes I think I've read from anybody.
That being said, other bikes in the same category that you should consider
are the ST series from Honda. I was considering the PC when a ST1100 came
up at a price that was just too good too be true. I bought it, and it was
true. There were a couple of glitches that needed to be worked out, but I
will still say, I stole that bike from the PO - he just wanted rid of it.
It's heavy, but if you ride (and have for any time at all) you'll never feel
it and it's a PLEASURE to ride. It also has a 7.4 gallon tank and with its
Corbin seat, I can burn most of that without breaking (but usually don't). I
usually fill up @ 260+ on my commutes to work - it can easily go over 300
on the hwy. I generally get 43+ mpg in mixed riding @50 +/- on the hwy
(depending on the throttle use). It has more than enough power for most
anything (but racing liter sport bikes) and it is geared really well for
extended
hwy riding. It gets a little hot in summer at stop lights, but it doesn't
cook you. It's my understanding the ST1300 is a bit better refined, a little
lighter, and a bit more nimble than the 1100. I came off a Goldwing 1500
that I hated the weight of, but was riding a Burgman 400 (which I still
have) while I owned it. Don't want to confuse you, just adding viable options.
Tom

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motorcyclema...
6/22/2012, 02:58 am
PC vs. Concours comparison
Sorry it's taken me so long to get back on this, but I've been busy riding (ankle isn't totally healed but I CAN ride) and since no one totally answered this question. I'll try. Anyway, a few days ago, Dave wrote: > I've been lo

    the_big_dt
    6/22/2012, 03:43 am
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    thanks Karen. For me the decision is made. I'm going to get a PC. Now the hunt is on. no hurry at all as my plan is to purchase in September at this point unless something comes along that HAS to be purchased prior to then because it's so per

    tacletter
    6/22/2012, 06:40 am
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    I seriously considered a K75RT before buying the PC. The three K75's I tried convinced my not to buy the RT version at least. I'm 5'8", my inseam is 30" or so and every time I wanted to stop the RT I had to remember to pick my knees

    aladinbama
    6/22/2012, 03:33 pm
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    KAB, That was about the best review of two bikes I think I've read from anybody. That being said, other bikes in the same category that you should consider are the ST series from Honda. I was considering the PC when a ST1100 came up at a p

      wbpc800
      6/22/2012, 05:48 pm
      PC vs. Concours comparison
      Tom, IIRC, I sat on an ST1100 in a dealer some time ago. I thought it was like sitting on a sport bike. Was leaned way forward. Couldn't imagine doing that for a long trip. As you have ridden the really laid back wing, and the very up

        wynndungey
        6/22/2012, 06:41 pm
        PC vs. Concours comparison
        My own thoughts about this is that the body has an easier time adapting to the forward lean than the backward cruiser slouch. (Back muscles vs deltoids.) That was what I got from the previous owner of a GT750 that I bought. It had drag bars

    williebluestar
    6/23/2012, 12:15 am
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    I believe I know someone who has a K75RT for sale in California. I'll inquire if you wish. ? BB. ? ? (snip) So, bottom line, would I buy another Connie? No. Would I buy another PC? Probably not. IF I had the money, I would look

    motorcyclema...
    6/23/2012, 04:25 am
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    Tom wrote: > That was about the best review of two bikes I think I've read from > anybody. Thank you very much. > That being said, other bikes in the same category that you > should consider are the ST series fro

    aladinbama
    6/23/2012, 01:00 pm
    PC vs. Concours comparison
    Wade, I thought that was going to be an issue so I went ahead and ordered some 2" risers for it early in its life with me. I haven't put them on yet (almost a year and 10K now). I do however think some grip puppies would work out nice