I understand the look and appeal is subjective, but the weight disappears once you hit 5 mph, and even fjr is pretty heavy standing still.Because I don't like them, especially the excess weight.
Wow, do opinions vary. My main riding buddy was a total Concours fan. Had them from 1986 until the C14 came out. His very description after riding the FJR was "The FJR is a lighter, sportier, version of the C14." He jumped to the FJR and never looked back.I've ridden the fjr, and its like a less powerful, and less sporting concours 14. Both are ancient. Yamaha has made that same basic bike since 2001. Its seen small upgrades, but it's an 01 bike. The Kawasaki is at least 5 yrs newer.