Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS | Buyer's Guide
2016 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

Enjoying some light updates last year that improved the rideability of the Concours 14 ABS, Kawasaki stands pat in 2016 with the Supersport Tourer.

Based on the Ninja ZX-14R hyperbike, the Concours 14 is capable of riding at high speeds for long distances without stressing the 1352cc powerplant in the least (an optional touring seat enhances comfort).

Not a one-trick-pony, the big C14 also has impressive handling credentials in the twisties, allowing you to keep up with most riders in any situation. The large saddlebags are useful and a 47-liter top box is optional, and the only thing a hard-core tourer will miss is the lack of cruise control.

Read our Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Review.

2016 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Specs:

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-valve, inline-4
  • Displacement: 1352cc
  • Bore x stroke: 84 x 61mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Fuel system: DFI w/ four 40mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: TCBI with digital advance
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Tetra-Lever shaft drive
  • Suspension
  • Front: 43mm inverted, telescopic forks w/ adjustable rebound damping and spring preload; 4.4 inches of travel
  • Rear: Tetra-Lever w/ stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster; 5.4 inches of travel
  • Tires
  • Front: 120/70 ZR-17
  • Rear: 190/50 ZR-17
  • Brakes
  • Front: Dual floating 310mm petal-style rotors w/ 4-piston calipers
  • Rear: 270mm petal-style rotor w/ 2-piston caliper

    ABS: Standard

  • Frame: Monocoque aluminum
  • Rake: 26.0°
  • Trail: 4.4 inches
  • Wheelbase: 59.8 inches
  • Overall length: 87.8 inches
  • Overall width: 39.4 inches
  • Overall height: 52.9 inches
  • Ground clearance: 4.9 inches
  • Seat height: 32.1 inches
  • Curb weight: 690 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.8 gallons

2016 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Colors:

  • Metallic Spark Black
  • Metallic Moondust Gray

2016 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Price:

  • MSRP $15,499

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With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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