2014 Kawasaki Concours 14 Photos/Images/WallpaperSince its introduction in 2008, the Kawasaki Concours 14 has garnered loads of attention from the sport-touring crowd.
And why not? The Concours 14 was a complete revision over the older Concours, providing an optimal combination of sportiness and comfort.The sportiness arrives from the power plant, which is transplanted from the ZX-14 Ninja hypersport. The inline-four with variable valve timing was retuned with a broader power band for sport-touring purposes, and produces 102 ft/lb of torque at 6200 rpm.The 2014 Concours 14 is loaded with the latest in technology, including KTRC Traction Control, second-generation K-ACT ABS, Fuel Economy Assist Mode, and Advanced Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Starting System (KIPASS).Comfort on the shaft-drive sport tourer arrives due to ergonomics tuned for the long haul, with a upright bars and a 32.1” seat height. The bodywork provides protection from the elements, and features a design to keep heat away from the rider.Other amenities for the sport tourer are lockable and waterproof storage, an electronically adjustable windscreen, and heated grips.Attached above is a photo gallery of the 2014 Kawasaki Concours 14, which has an MSRP of $16,199.
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.