It's not just the fuel tank that's large – the entire motorcycle is impressively exaggerated, compared to most bikes in the same class. The bike stands 55.7 inches at its peak, though the seat height is low enough (at 31.1 inches) to accommodate all but the shortest of riders. While not the longest bike ever produced, it's just a hair over 7.5 feet in length. While the size certainly commands respect, perhaps more important is it allows for a good amount of storage space that other models lack. The two saddlebags are 17.0 inches long, 12.5 inches wide, and 12.0 full inches deep, providing nearly three cubic feet of storage which could easily fit a full grocery bag of goodies with room to spare. The Concours Base doesn't stop there with storage. Two locking compartments in the front make it easy to store a wallet, house keys, gloves and other small items with no worries. If that's not enough (and apparently Kawasaki felt it wasn't) the rear of the bike is fitted with a rack to hold even more items should the saddlebags and front compartments become full. It's easy to see why Kawasaki kept this design around for so long, and while 2007 ushered in a new era for the line with the Concours 14, it was more out of the desire to do something new rather than because the motorcycle was outdated.