Besides shipping if you're not from the area.If you read the small print on the buy it now 11.189. The price does NOT include dealer prep set-up fees, and several other "fess" that bring the price right back to around 11,800 before taxes. Many E-Bay non-ABS bikes are listed around 11,800 out the door ( plus state tax ).
I'm sorta in the same thought process -and unfortunately the same finances :frown:If I could afford one right now, this is what I think I would buy. A lot of features, especially the engine, I like about this bike. I really love 4 cylinders and think I probably am owning my last Big-twin motorcycle right now...
Kawasaki doesn't even recommend checking the valves until after 15,000 miles. There have already been several riders doing their best to test out the unlimited mile warranty and at 18,xxx and over 20,xxx they didn't need to adjust the valves when they were checked.I'm sorta in the same thought process -and unfortunately the same finances :frown:
About the only downside I've seen on the new C14 is the reported hot ride from that engine (TX & LA riders are already hot enough :shock: ), and I'm not very excited about having to do valve adjustments on a regular basis. Understand I'm comparing the speedy C14 to my liesurely Nomad as they would perform the same roles (commuting & long tours with hardbags a must).
My only other quibble with all these big bikes is the silly need for premium gas