By John Burns
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The BMW K1300 is no more, but Japan Inc. is still cranking out Concours 14s, FJR1300s and even the venerable Honda ST1300. And though the rest of the MO staff has evolved, the lovely and talented Gabe remains, along with the greatest gift the gods have given us, ie., the long and winding road from LA to Monterey, and the excuse to go there thanks to the annual pilgrimage to watch the races at Laguna Seca. Last time, we shot lots of pictures of the native girls, but they’re not developed yet.* We’re going back in two weeks. World without end, amen.
2009 Sport-Touring Shootout
BMW K1300GT vs. Honda ST1300 vs. Kawasaki Concours 14 vs. Yamaha FJR1300A
BMW‘s K1300GT, Honda‘s ST1300, Kawasaki‘s Concours 14 and Yamaha‘s FJR1300A were our steeds. As you can see, we could’ve called this a 1300cc sport-touring battle, but the Connie goes one up on the other three with its ZX-14-based inline Four. Is using a mill based on a land rocket like …read more