2008 Kawasaki CONCOURS ZG 1400 14 w/ ABS Low for sale on 2040motos

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Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR
Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR

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Type: Sport Touring Engine Size (cc): 1400 Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty

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Selling beautiful mint condition 2008 Kawasaki Concours 1400 WITH ABS! It is Neutron Silver in color with only 16k miles on it! Adult maintained and serviced regularly. Never laid down, knocked over, etc. FLAWLESS condition!

Photo’s speak for themselves. Tires are in great condition with a lot of tread life remaining. It has aftermarket Cee Bailey’s aircraft grade windshield that is wider and taller than stock which cost $190 and it also has Cee Bailey’s aircraft grade Headlight covers $70.

The bike features Keyless Ignition with remote Key Fob which I of course have along with Owner’s Manual, Tool kit, extra OEM Oil Filter and drain plug w/ gasket. I also have included a soft gel Koplin removable seat cover.

The ABS feature is a $900 upgrade from the factory which works exceptionally.

It is Digitally Fuel Injected w/ 6 speed Transmission with Hydraulic Clutch for very smooth shifting. It is Shaft Driven w/ no chain or belt to adjust for a quieter smoother ride. The bike starts, runs, shifts and rides like new. An absolute great sport-touring bike to enjoy in the city or on long-hauls.

It has on-the-go adjustable headlights. A DC outlet.

This bike would cost you over $14,000 brand new today. I have it listed well within today’s book value considering overall mint condition and low mileage.

I have clean clear TITLE in HAND! Not looking for trades. Willing to meet up to 30 miles from Indy for free for elivery.

Feel free to email with any question or you can reach me at 317-491-3456 . Thanks for looking.

Technical Specs Features below:

Power Characteristics For Long-distance Sport Riding

Power comes from a ZZR1400-based engine tuned for more low- and mid-range torque. This liquid-cooled, 16-valve, In-Line Four features variable valve timing for high torque output at low and medium rpm. Acceleration off the line and when overtaking are simply spectacular, and the engine spins up effortlessly in the higher rpm range.

Thanks to a finely tuned fuel injection map, off-idle throttle response and throttle response across the rev range is smooth and natural.

Ram Air

Just like a supersport bike, the GTR features Kawasaki’s Ram Air System. Dual Ram Air ducts located on the upper cowl feed the engine the steady flow of cool air needed for high performance. Resonators located near the inlets reduce intake noise for quiet running.


The backbone of the monocoque frame doubles as an airbox, contributing to the GTR’s compact and narrow dimensions.

Fuel Injection

The FI system features sub-throttles, and the diameter of the throttle valve has been reduced from 43mm (ZZR1400) to 40 mm for more linear low and mid-range throttle response and for increased driveability. Because the smaller diameter throttle bodies give increased intake velocity, throttle response is very crisp from low rpm to high.

Ultra-fine atomising injectors contribute to the GTR’s sensitive throttle response, enabling minute throttle adjustments.

The combination of the new fuel injection system that makes use of feedback from O2 sensors, and the variable valve timing reduce exhaust emissions, allowing the GTR to clear the stringent Euro-III emissions regulations.

Variable Valve Timing

With variable valve timing (a category first), the camshaft timing varies in response to rpm and throttle position. The result is high torque output in the low and medium rpm ranges and awesome high-rpm power at the top end. Combustion efficiency is also improved, contributing to enhanced fuel efficiency.

An ECU-controlled OCV (Oil Control Valve) changes the pressure of oil in the chambers of an actuator located at the end of the intake camshaft. As the pressure changes, oil is fed into or out of the chambers via holes in the camshaft. The changing volume of oil causes the actuator to move, rotating the camshaft, thereby advancing and retarding the valve timing.

The intake timing is retarded at low rpm, reducing the valve overlap for cleaner, more efficient combustion in the low-rpm range.


Special cam profiles are used to suit the variable valve timing. The new cams have less lift than those of the ZZR1400.

Lightweight, highly rigid forged camshafts are used for precise valve timing at high rpm.


Complementing the variable valve timing are new pistons with reshaped crowns. Compared with the ZZR1400, compression has been lowered from 12.0:1 to 10.7:1.

Connecting Rods

Super-strong sintered connecting rods (same as those of the ZZR1400) are used to ensure high durability and long-term reliability.

Cylinder Head

Magnesium valve cover contributes to weight reduction.


To ensure high crankcase rigidity the cylinders are cast integral with the upper crankcase. Plated cylinders reduce operating friction, and along with revised piston clearance, contribute to extremely quiet engine operation.


ACG flywheel mass has been increased to enhance the low-rpm torque characteristics.

Exhaust System

GTR-specific stainless steel exhaust pipes are fitted which are tuned for sporty yet very responsive power characteristics. A 4-2-1 layout is used, and a catalyser and O2 sensor are fitted to ensure that the GTR meets the stringent Euro-III emissions regulations.

A single tri-oval muffler replaces the dual oval units used on the ZZR1400 for reduced weight and less noise.

Engine Balancer

Like the ZZR1400, the GTR features dual balancer shafts ensuring a super-smooth ride quality.


For high cooling efficiency the radiator is fitted with dual radiator fans of different diameter. (The ZZR1400 uses a single fan.)

Electric Accessory Power Supply

To power grip heaters and other electrical accessories, the ACG output has been increased. (The battery is the same as that of the ZZR1400.)

Transferring Power To The Tarmac


The 1400GTR is not called the Transcontinental‚ Supersport for nothing. Like Kawasaki’s Ninja supersport bikes, the GTR comes standard with a back-torque limiting clutch that helps minimise rear wheel hop when downshifting at high rpm.

Dampers fitted to the clutch cam reduce shock loads to the clutch and transmission, contributing to smooth and seamless power delivery.

Operation of the hydraulic clutch is equally smooth and very light, thanks to a radial pump master cylinder.


The 1400GTR comes equipped with a 6-speed transmission.

The sixth gear is an overdrive gear that allows engine speed to be reduced when cruising for high comfort and low fuel consumption.

Tetra-Lever Rear Suspension

To ensure that the GTR’s massive torque is transmitted to the tarmac as efficiently as possible, a highly rigid, dual-sided, 4-link swingarm is used.

Kawasaki calls this the Tetra-Lever. It is designed to offset the lifting/squatting tendency of shaft drives when the throttle is opened/closed. Two-point jointed shafts are used, ensuring a smooth power delivery to the road surface. The ride quality and chassis behaviour are very natural and feel similar to chain drive, with added benefits of the very direct‚ shaft drive feel.

The high rigidity of this swingarm design gives excellent rider feedback, contributing to the unique GTR sport riding experience.

Handling-focused Chassis Design

Aluminium Monocoque Frame

For a combination of light weight, slim design and sporty handling characteristics, the 1400GTR is equipped with a high-rigidity aluminium monocoque frame.

This unique frame is a more advanced version of the frame first used by the Ninja ZX-12R and ZZR1400. It delivers very stable yet very responsive handling characteristics, just what is needed for a transcontinental supersport bike.

To reduce the influence of increased weight on the bike’s handling characteristics, the steering head, upper plate and swingarm bracket were made stiffer, giving the GTR’s frame 20% more torsional stiffness than the ZZR1400’s frame.

Front/Rear Weight Balance

Compared with the ZZR1400, the GTR’s frame has a greater caster angle, moving the front axle 30 mm forward. The swingarm was also extended, moving the rear axle 30 mm further back. The result is a front/rear wheel weight bias only marginally different from the ZZR1400.

And because the GTR was developed primarily with luggage attached, when riding two-up or with luggage, fine tuning the suspension is simply a quick twist of the remote preload adjuster away.

Mass Centralisation

The fuel tank is centrally located in the chassis and extends vertically below the seat. The battery and ABS unit are also centrally located, ensuring both excellent front/rear and vertical mass centralisation.

The electrically adjustable windscreen and panniers are also mounted as close to the bike’s centre of gravity as possible, contributing to the GTR’s nimble handling, and ease of manoeuvrability when off the bike.

Frame Geometry

Thanks to the Tetra-Lever swinging arm, the virtual swinging arm pivot location remains ideal, reducing the up/down movement associated with conventional shaft drives.

Compared with the ZZR, the castor angle was increased from 23to 26 for superb straight-line stability.


Ride stability is excellent, thanks in part to a wheelbase which is 60 mm longer than the ZZR’s. In spite of this, the GTR’s sporty cornering performance rivals that of many pure supersport bikes.

Precise Control And Natural Handling

Inverted Front Fork

Sturdy 43mm inverted fork complements the high-rigidity frame and delivers brilliant high-speed handling performance, whether on winding roads or on high-speed expressways.

The fork is adjustable for rebound damping and preload.

Tetra-Lever Rear Suspension

The Tetra-Lever rear suspension is supported at four points on the left and right side and mounts to Kawasaki’s unique Uni-Trak suspension system. This system almost completely eliminates the up/down movement associated with shaft drives during acceleration and deceleration, resulting in a very natural ride feel.

On any motorcycle the opposing forces of the inertia of the bike pushing backwards on the swinging arm and the road surface pushing forward on the rear tyre results in torque that tends to rotate the final drive. With conventional swinging arms, this rotation occurs about the swinging arm pivot. By using jointed levers, the Tetra-Lever system creates a longer effective swinging arm, moving the point of rotation (or virtual swinging arm pivot) forward.

The benefit is that vertical movement that results from this rotational force (the cause of‚ shaft effect) is minimized.

In a perfect scenario Tetra-Lever would completely eliminate this effect, but a certain amount of rotation was desired to offset the shift in weight balance that occurs under acceleration and deceleration. With the GTR, settings were designed to deliver those characteristics closely resembling those of a chain-drive motorcycle.

To ensure both high comfort during long-distance touring and sporty handling performance, the link characteristics, linkage ratios, stroke length, spring rates and damping characteristics were specially calibrated for the GTR. The suspension offers excellent bump absorbing performance, and is only minimally affected when riding with pillion or with luggage on board.

The rear suspension has rebound damping adjustability, and is fully adjustable for preload via a remote hydraulic adjuster that negates the need for additional tools.

Single-piece Swinging arm

One-piece cast aluminium swinging arm is lightweight and rigid.

The dual-sided Tetra-Lever design has much more torsional rigidity than single-sided swinging arms, an essential component of the GTR’s sport riding potential.

Using a construction which makes the torque rods on top of the swinging arm stressed members reduces the loads on the swinging arm. Locating the swinging arm pivot inside the frame (as on a chain drive bike) results in a very rigid structure. In addition, the cover bolted on the left side of the drive shaft contributes to the shaft’s rigidity.


The lightweight front and rear wheels feature the same sporty design as the ZZR1400’s. However, to meet the increased loads associated with the weight of the shaft drive and luggage, the rear wheel is stronger and more rigid.


The GTR runs on the same size tyres as the ZZR: Front=120/70ZR17; Rear=190/50ZR17, however the tyre treads and compounds were specially formulated to the unique requirements of the GTR.

Tyre Air Pressure Sensor System

To warn riders of any tyre pressure irregularities, tyre pressure sensors are fitted as standard equipment (a first for a motorcycle).

The system allows the rider to monitor tyre pressure while underway. When tyre pressure falls below 220 kPa, a low pressure warning is displayed. The ability to take into account temperature changes and display values recalculated for 20¢XC helps prevent false warnings when air expands as the tyres warm up.

Supersport Braking Performance

Front Brakes

The front brake uses the same radial-pump master cylinder as the ZZR1400, but with a newly designed reservoir.

Like a supersport bike, the GTR runs radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers gripping semi-floating 310 mm petal discs. Braking performance is simply outstanding.

Rear Brake

Because touring riders tend to rely more heavily on the rear brake, the GTR is fitted with a 270 mm rear disc, 20 mm larger than the ZZR’s. The brake pedal surface area is also larger for ease of operation. Like the front brakes, a petal disc is used at the rear.

It is operated by an opposed 2-piston caliper.

Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR
Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR


The 1400GTR features independent front and rear wheel ABS. ABS settings (when the ABS commences working) were designed to offer riders the most natural feel possible.

Continent-crossing Ergonomics And Riding Position

Riding Position

A spacious and comfortable riding position reduces fatigue during long rides and makes it easy for the rider to shift his weight forward and rearward.


Compared with the ZZR, the GTR’s grips are located 96 mm further back and 100 mm higher, giving a more relaxed and upright riding position than a pure supersport bike, but a sportier riding position than conventional sport touring bikes.


The riders seat is relatively firm and uses thick cushion material, providing excellent comfort during long-distance tours. The passenger section of the seat is specially shaped and cushioned for comfortable tandem riding.

To ensure a deep lean angle while offering improved comfort (thanks to less bend at the knees) during long hours in the saddle, the seat height is 15 mm higher than the ZZR’s.

The tandem seat is stepped to allow the passenger better forward vision and to make the passenger feel closer to the rider, all of which improves the passenger’s enjoyment.


The footpegs are lower and further forward than on the ZZR, which, together with the higher seat, create a more relaxed riding posture.

The passenger footpegs are also designed for less bend at the knees and a more relaxed posture.

Fuel Tank

The fuel tank extends beneath the seat, contributing to mass centralisation. This layout results in an overall slim design and a more natural, more comfortable riding position.

Electrically Adjustable Windscreen

For an added measure of protection against windblast and turbulence, the GTR features a supersport style windscreen specially shaped for supersport touring. The screen’s height and angle are steplessly adjustable.

The screen has minimal distortion, allowing superior forward vision

Leg Shields

Detachable leg shields ensure laminar airflow around the bike while diverting engine heat away from the rider’s legs. Removing the shields allows heat from the radiator to more easily warm the riders legs on cold days.


Capacious Panniers

Fitted as standard equipment, the capacious panniers are integrally designed to complement the GTR’s overall styling package. The panniers are easily detachable. Water-resistant, each will easily hold a full-face helmet.

The panniers are mounted as close as possible to the bike’s centreline and as close as possible to the bike’s centre of gravity. Their lightweight construction was designed to minimise their influence on the bike’s centre of mass.

Maximum capacity for each pannier is 10 kg.

Handy Glove Box

A handy glove box located on the top of the tank is ideal for stowing small items like sunglasses, folding maps and toll fees. It features a one-push release mechanism.

Rear Carrier

A lightweight resin-construction rear carrier (10 kg maximum capacity) is fitted as standard equipment. It was designed to be compatible with a Kawasaki Genuine Accessory top case.



Designed in a wind tunnel, the GTR’s cowling and bodywork are highly aerodynamic and are specially shaped to contribute to the bike’s superb high-speed stability.

The wide upper cowl gives excellent wind and weather protection, and its design features the aggressive styling that makes the GTR instantly recognizable as a Kawasaki.


Bright multi-reflector headlight throws a broad beam of light for confidence-inspiring night riding. Special „light-guiding lenses at the sides of the headlight make the bike more visible from the side.

The sporty LED taillight is located high for improved visibility from behind.

The front turn signals are integrated into the front cowl, while the rear signals are easily visible, even with the side bags attached.

Sporty Instrumentation

Sporty, multi-function instrumentation is the same type as found on the ZZR1400 and features an easy-to-read black instrument panel.

In addition to the fuel gauge, odometer, trip meter, etc, the instruments display fuel consumption and tyre pressure.

Flagship Features


KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System*) is a master key system that allows remote activation of the bike’s main switch. This is the first application of an electronic authorisation system to a touring machine and greatly enhances rider convenience.

For added security, an immobiliser function is incorporated into the ignition system.

This product contains the encryption algorithm MISTY developed by MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION.

Accessory Support

An all-purpose DC socket makes it easy to use grip heaters and other electrical accessories. Its capacity is 70W.


Type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four

Displacement: 1,352 cm3

Bore and Stroke: 84.0 x 61.0 mm

Compression ratio: 10.7:1

Valve system: DOHC, 16 valves with variable valve timing

Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR
Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR
Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR
Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR
Kawasaki Concours 14 / 1400 GTR

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