Chicken Sandwich: Yamaha FZ1
Burger: Kawasaki Concourse
I'm gearing up to grab a sport touring machine for next riding season. I'm hanging on to the MT but would like to compliment my stable with something suited for reeling in the big miles, which is what I'm aiming to do all next summer.
I like the chicken sandwich as the R1 motor is the tits and it comes with nice components. It's a little nimbler than the burger while having a lot of the same luggage and comfort options.
I like the burger because of it's massive motor, shaft drive and superior wind protection and generous storage capacity. On the other hand, it's a big ass machine compared to the chicken sandwich and even when touring, massive can be a pain in the ass once you're in urban areas.
Both bikes could be picked up for similar prices, although I'd have to shop south of the border to get the Connie to come close to the Canadian price point of the FZ.
I'd love to hear some suggestions and feedback from owners.