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.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.