2012 Kawasaki WallpaperFor 2012, Kawasaki returns with their signature sport-touring motorcycle, the Concours 14.
The machine is a carry-over model, featuring the already proven 1352cc DOHC inline four, which is basically a detuned ZX-14 engine. And with this powerful motor arrives standard ABS and the tech-savvy Kawasaki Traction Control (K-TRC).The chassis on the 2012 Concours ABS features a monocoque frame that cradles the engine from the top; this provides “massive stiffness along with excellent handling characteristics and a high degree of rider feedback.” To further enhance handling, Tetra-Lever shaft drive utilizes a four-link design to offset the normal up and down mannerisms of shaft-drive system, offering a sport-bike like feel.And of course there’s the highly-advanced braking system, the K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology), which offers two modes of linked ABS, and Kawasaki Traction Control, which can be switched off if the rider prefers.For 2012, the Concours is available in two colors – Ebony/Flat Super Black, and Candy Arabian Red/Flat Super Black; both carry a $15,899 MSRP.Attached above is wallpaper of the 2012 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS; for a preview, click here.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.