2012 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Review

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2012 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

2012 Concours 14 ABS Review

The Touring Rig a Sport Heart

Expertly high performance and long-distance the Concours- 14 ABS inspires riders to out their big maps and harness the capabilities of this sport motorcycle. Continuing the 26-year of sport touring, the Concours just the right ratio of comfort and reliability that riders to soak up the miles.

sport-oriented tourer can go the distance the best world-class touring yet still negotiate the twists and of America-s backroads in fine, tradition. Through canyons, highways and even through the the Concours is a category-defining motorcycle.

The 14 boasts several features enhance comfort, convenience and solidifying its position atop the touring heap. Dynamic increases comfort by routing away from the rider and A tall, electrically adjustable creates a calm cockpit with help from above the instrument panel, balances pressure areas and inside the screen.

Handgrip come standard, providing when the temperatures drop to cold temperatures.

The Concours is with technological features enhance the riding experience. The K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Technology) braking system two modes of linked, anti-lock and great overall performance. A traction control system Kawasaki Traction Control) not reduces wheelspin on slick offering riders more feedback, but it can be easily switched off at the discretion.

The heart of the Concours package is an amazing and thoroughly 1,352cc DOHC inline-four from the legendary ZX—14 The Concours 14 engine generates low- and mid-range power, all by a top-end rush that turn most open-class green with envy.

A big of its tremendously wide power is due to its variable valve timing system, which automatically camshaft profiles according to rpm to low-end and mid-range power sacrificing top end. Advanced injection, ram-air induction and of experience building the world-s potent motorcycle engines add up to a amazing powerplant, one that the Concours 14 ABS a force to be reckoned in the performance sport-touring segment just as the original Concours was 26 ago.

The Concours 14-s chassis is much up to the challenge of controlling prodigious powerplant. Its unique frame provides massive along with excellent characteristics and a high degree of feedback. Cradling the engine the top, the frame-s compact keeps the bike narrow it needs to be and allows optimum of the bike-s vital systems.

The shaft drive, which all that power to the rear uses a four-link design to the lifting and squatting tendencies of shaft drive systems the throttle is opened and closed, all of results in true sportbike Plus, the Tetra-Lever system is completely maintenance free. No then, why the Concours 14-s has earned critical acclaim the world for its silky smooth delivery.

That amazingly foundation is augmented by a carefully and highly comfortable saddle and all the comforts you-d expect a top-shelf sport-tourer, including a of beautifully integrated, capacious and saddlebags. Concours 14 ABS: A touring ship with supersport DNA. It-s got you need to go far — and have of fun doing it.


speed — Precision — Touring comfort 1400GTR ABS- Have cake and eat it too !

Take one ZX-14 1400cm³ fuel-injected, dual RAM AIR cylinder engine, add variable timing, shaft drive, rear suspension, an electronically windshield, superbly comfortable and a seamlessly integrated luggage and what do you have? The world-s transcontinental supersport motorcycle.

acceleration, razor sharp and amazing high speed all with the level of comfort expect from a pure-bred distance touring motorcycle. The fABS rom Kawasaki — who you can-t have your and eat it too?

Flagship Tourer

Fueling distance riding ambitions, the with unique to class hydraulic valve timing, brakes and advanced traction shrinks maps and confidently continents.

2012 Kawasaki 14 ABS Features and Benefits

Key Features

Ninja ZX-14-based 1,352cc with variable valve provides smooth power a wide rev range

— Traction Control (KTRC) engine output when is detected, helping the rear to regain grip

— Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) front and rear brakes and has two to suit different riding

— Aluminum monocoque is lightweight, narrow and rigid

Tetra-Lever shaft drive the lifting and squatting tendencies of drive

— Fuel assistance mode prioritizes savings, giving up to a 25 percent boost

— Standard grips help provide even in harsh conditions

Convenient Kawasaki Intelligent Activation Starting System

— Electrically adjustable has memory function and suits a of riders

1,352cc Four-cylinder, Engine with Variable Timing (VVT)

— to provide smooth power an extremely wide rev range, the 14 has power to spare

— valve timing improves the flexibility and efficiency by altering profiles to boost low-end and without sacrificing top-end

— Its compact and narrow design minimizes weight for handling and performance

— composite-plated aluminum cylinder are lightweight, durable and quickly heat away from the chamber and piston for supreme under high loads

Dual Engine Balancers

Already in perfect primary the Concours inline four-cylinder uses dual secondary to virtually eliminate unwanted for enhanced rider comfort

Ram Air Induction

— Ram air ducts a straight path for cool, air to enter the airbox for maximum efficiency and power

Digital Injection

— A digital feeds the engine exactly the of fuel it needs for cleaner and maximum fuel economy

A 32-bit electronic control works with the dual system to further enhance response and control


— Four individual plug-mounted ignition coils each spark plug to achieve optimum timing

An idle speed control included in the ECU provides easy and warm-up

KTRC Traction

— Kawasaki-s traction system reduces engine when wheelspin is detected, the rear tire to regain

— Advanced, 3-way (airflow, ignition timing, delivery) gives KTRC operation, natural feel and the to operate on long stretches of roads

— KTRC no weight, since it uses the ECU and ABS sensors

Second Generation ABS

— Second generation (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking ABS links front and rear for most effective front-rear force distribution

— and lightweight K-ACT ABS unit a high-spec ECU is capable of detailed for ultra-smooth operation

— The can choose one of two modes to suit situation or rider preference: The effect from front lever actuation is largely the in both modes, but the linked when actuating the rear pedal is quite different

In Standard Mode, rider is prioritized, with linked reduced at initial pedal for natural sensation when riding

— In High Mode, there-s a more linked effect from the of the pedal … — for touring and two-up highway use

A low-battery mode maintains ABS as best as possible when the charge is low. In low-battery ABS timing and pressure relief are maintained, so brake effectiveness is (although riders will that ABS operation is not as smooth). The lamp will flash and Battery- will be displayed on the LCD The system resets when the is turned off

Fuel Economy Assistance

— Activating fuel assistance mode changes the to a leaner map, which fuel economy for as much as a 25 MPG boost

— Fuel assistance works in any gear as as rpm is below 6000, throttle less than 30 percent and less than 80 mph


— Each Concours 14 with one key fob (kept in a pocket) and a card-type key for emergency/backup use

— The key includes an immobilizer function no remote activation) and is highly measuring just 1.2 x 1.6 x 0.25

Radial Pump Clutch Cylinder

— A hydraulic pump clutch master delivers smooth, precise engagement

Monocoque Aluminum

— Hollow aluminum box arch over the engine the steering head to the swingarm for a narrow, rigid and very frame

— The rigidly engine acts as a stressed member to increase the frame-s rigidity while reducing

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— Forward engine wheelbase length and front/rear balance were carefully to achieve high-speed stability and handling

Radial-mount Petal-type Disc Brakes

— design uses mounting at the top and bottom of the caliper, with bolts inserted through the of the caliper instead of the side/front for rigidity and improved braking

— Separate brake for each caliper piston increased cooling efficiency and consistent brake feel extreme conditions

— design front and rear rotors provide enhanced and better warp resistance

Radial-pump front brake cylinder improves brake and lever feel

Tetra-Lever Shaft Drive

Unique four-link design lifting and squatting tendencies of drive when the throttle is and closed, significantly reduces lash during sport and provides smooth acceleration exploiting the engine-s incredible output

— Virtually the Tetra-Lever system dramatically routine maintenance requirements

of Storage

— Concours large-volume, easily detachable cases are integrally designed to the rest of the machine. Water-resistant, easily each hold a helmet

— The cases are as close as possible to the bike-s and center of gravity, with construction that minimizes influence on handling

— A rear carrier is designed to be with an accessory top case

An all-purpose 40-watt accessory is mounted on the dash, providing access to power for electronics


— Easy-to-read and tachometer, multi-function LCD digital including an odometer, two trip fuel gauge, gear indicator, tire pressure and a clock are just a partial of the 2012 Concours 14-s capabilities

— Controller Network (CAN) interface the gauges uses fewer and allows a greater volume of to be exchanged than in traditional panels

— Other key functions include the K-ACT indicator, Economical Riding and Fuel Economy Assistance mark

— Multi-function includes outside air temperature, sensor is located at the intake (the farthest point the engine)

— The Mode button on the front of the left lets the rider change LCD without taking his/her off the grip, toggling through fuel consumption, instant consumption, remaining range, pressure, battery voltage and temperature

Comfort Touring

— Aggressive fairing specially designed venting heat dissipation, greatly the amount of hot air transmitted to the rider

— A tall windscreen a wide upper portion upper-body turbulence. The screen is adjustable, with four preset positions

— the power is turned off, the goes to its lowest position. the power is turned back on, the memory function returns it to the preset position

— from windscreen slits air through the inner fairing to next to the instrument panel; the lower pressure helps turbulence around the rider-s

— An exhaust pipe attached to the upper part of the mid-pipe helps protect the from heat when

— Stepless adjustable heaters are standard, with an switch located in front of a storage case on the inner fairing panel

— lockable storage case in the fairing inner panel an electromagnetic lock to prevent when the engine is off

— are positioned ideally to increase visibility and provide optimal protection from the wind

Attachment hooks at the front of the facilitate securing a tank bag

Fit and Finish Design

— fit and finish results in a high and luxurious feel

— muffler end cap gives the silencer a appearance

Optional Accessories

Engine guards, a large top tank bag, GPS bracket, a low and side spoilers — and more — are on the list of Kawasaki Accessories, available your local Kawasaki

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