2003 Kawasaki Concours
Great, reliable, sport touring motorcycle for $$
No major problems. I've adjusted valves, and have replaced carb float valves and water pumps with ease. I had a 2001 and sold it with 95000 miles and still going strong.
Took my 2003 Connie to Alaska and Yukon, NWT. Tires can be hard to get while traveling as they're not available. I get about 40 MPG consistently. Great handling at highway speeds. At slow speeds, you must pay attention. Great bike for distance riding. Stay warmer with a Connie in cold weather. Hard bags hold lots of gear.
I great bike for the $$. Many people say it is not fast. It is fast, but no shaft bike will be quick. I prefer shaft drive for maintenance free riding (no chain lube). Very reliable, and 100K miles plus can be obtained with routine maintenance.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2015