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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 10:16 AM
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I don't believe the GT has any more of an upright riding position than the later model year ST. In any case, the Kawi will look at feel like a much larger bike because, well, it is.

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Gorgeous yes, but not as awesome sounding as a Italian V-twin ...(clip)
Tom - We have proven once again that sound is very subjective! My 1098 Italian V-twin has a full Termignoni race exhaust and frankly, I think my Sprint triple with Tridents sound better. Go figure
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The bars on the GT are quite a bit further back than the later ST. When I test drove the GT before buying, I also tried a 2007 ST. The GT is significantly more upright.

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The bars on the GT are quite a bit further back than the later ST. When I test drove teh GT before buying, I also tried a 2007 ST. The GT is significantly more upright.
I agree with Yak on this one too
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I have both the Triumph Sprint GT and Kawasaki Concours 14 (GTR1400). I posted my impressions earlier this year.

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Agreed ! And your facts based conclusion is every bit as valid as mine ... Tom

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The bars on the GT are quite a bit further back than the later ST. When I test drove the GT before buying, I also tried a 2007 ST. The GT is significantly more upright.
My bad, I thought I had read on here that the GT clip ons were the same as the '07+ ST clip ons.

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My bad, I thought I had read on here that the GT clip ons were the same as the '07+ ST clip ons.
Nope more biggerer!

I just invented that word!

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If you go to http://cycle-ergo.com/ you can put both bikes in and use the mouse wheel to flip back and forth - it shows the difference in forward lean as 9 degrees (32 for the ST and 23 for the GT) for a 5' 10" rider. It shows 14 degrees of forward lean for the Connie 14 for comparison. So the GT falls right in the middle between the ST and C14 for forward lean.

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Not to hijack this tread, but I just read an article on Kawaski's Nija 1000, equiped with factory sidebags, as sort of a SPORT-touring bike. Complete with a small adjsutable wind screen.

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