Kawasaki’s’ Concours 14

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Kawasaki Concours

Kawasaki has for several years up some innovative and tasty in the KX250F and KX450F four-… the latter having carried James Stewart then Villopoto to dominance in the class. The of the hot Ninja 600, which in 2013 as the 636 — the only middlewight sporter with control by the way, the superlative, ZX-10R, the middleweight 2006 and flat track phenom 650, and the stylish 900 through Vulcan cruisers, the star of the 1700 series’ Voyager, flagships Kawasaki’s feet-forward

It’s plain that Green is cookin’’! Since when Kawasaki brought out the ZX-14 Ninja, a true box 9-second asphalt-eater whose manners have not only it the new heavyweight grudge-night contender, but the all-around sweetheart in its class, today’s mega-Ninja, completely for 2012 with a stroked and even more power accompanied by an ad campaign that head-to-head contests with and a lot of coddling by none other world drag racing Ricky Gadson), Big Green has content with nothing than domination.

Against this backdrop of the Concours 14 shines ever brightly. Emerging as a 2008 but released a year early in the bigger Connie immediately the top of the heap. The long-anticipated replacement for venerable ZG1000, the ZG1400 showcases a number of technological that profoundly demonstrate desire to mold value its products in new ways.

Variable timing, an electronic key system, tire pressure monitoring, and an shaft final drive are a few of the shining jewels in the Concours’ crown.

Variable Valve

Well, almost. The big difference the two engines is the Concours’ Variable Timing system, or VVT. 45 fewer ponies than its the ZG’s engine might be to lose some of the ZX’s midrange urge as well, but in it doesn’’t, thanks to Kawasaki’s and that is a neat thing. how that comes about. the standpoint of power, the most single event in any four-… is the intake valve’’s closing

This is because the air column down the intake tract the cylinder has mass, and therefore inertia, and most importantly, Momentum’s energy is spent as the air travels down the manifold, as it nears the open intake Engine designers time the valve’s closing to coincide the air’ column’s eventual and stopping, thus taking advantage of the power potential.

The problem is, with changes in rpm other changes that the ideal intake valve point vary. Kawasaki’s VVT the intake valve’s closing forward and backward to ride or this ever-changing best time, thereby maximizing filling efficiency at a wider of rpm. Though in recognizable use in the car it’s the first time technology has been implemented in a

The Concours’ intake camshaft is by a hydraulic drum that is rotated by the cam chain. This is fed two lines of oil pressure that first passed through a shuttle valve.

The shuttle position, determined by the bike’s ECU information from mostly the position sensor), at any given favors one of these two lines the other, resulting in camshaft either ahead of (advanced) or (retarded) its central position at The bottom line is that of the new Concours having the less commensurate with its reduced top it is blessed with nearly the midrange as its more muscular offering much the same experience as the ZX but in a package better to long-distance use.


For a few years now, has sold streetbikes in Europe have factory-installed anti-theft known as Immobilizers. In these the head of the ignition key communicates via waves with the bike’’s If the two fail to communicate, the ignition will not turn.

The 2008 has this system also, but it way beyond just an Immobilizer. of just one ECU there are three second is for the key transponder and the third for the switch), and instead of the key’’s being the transponder, it’s the battery-powered fob that does the

This KIPASS (Kawasaki Proximity Activation Start system does not allow the switch to rotate unless the key fob is within 5 feet of the vehicle. The ECU communicates with the fob, the ignition switch ECU, and the engine ECU, each the vehicle is started. If the key fob is lost riding, the instrument display the rider.

Kawasaki Concours

Developed with collaboration electronics giant Mitsubishi and to systems available on many cars, the KIPASS system vastly increased ignition key by multiplying the possible key codes what would otherwise be thousands into the hundreds of


Another increasingly automotive electronic feature, Pressure Monitoring System makes its motorcycle debut on the (Kawasaki was the first to offer as standard equipment). Much than KIPASS, TPMS transponders inside each that radio tire information to the bike’’s central ECU, which then the signal for display on the vehicle’s The transponders are unitized with the air-filling valves, and contain batteries rated for a five-year


In the Concours’ Tetra-Lever Kawasaki has done their and offered a system having an four-link parallelogram (“Tetra” = that supports a driveshaft having two universal joints. articulated driveshaft, supported by the links, feeds the engine’’s forces into the frame of the suspension, resulting in reduced rise on acceleration, the bane of driveshaft systems.

What makes this different from competitors’ however is that with the arrangement, Kawasaki engineers free to not only design out but actually design *in* for a driveline experience comparable to a bike. Further complementing the system’’s smooth action is a new torque limiting clutch on and off ramps are cushioned with This design effectively over the driveshaft’’s inherent snatchiness, for the ultimate in seamless power delivery whether on or off the

Add in optional ABS (back in Kawasaki’s lineup after a twelve-year push-button windscreen height a 10-amp fairing-mounted accessory an easy shock preload knob; possibly the slickest saddlebags in the industry; the unmistakable and intentional big Ninja’’s geometry, and persona — and it’s to believe anyone could another sport tourer this one.

In 2010, after all the magazines had it best sport tourer, the was revised with improved management, better tires and an electronic glovebox, traction grip warmers, and microprocessor of its electronically-adjusted windscreen. Law enforcement began almost at the beginning, en to choose the ZG over their BMWs and STs, with the only recently occurring due to a in the supply brought about by corporate recently taking the specing and outfitting from its approved but less than third-party partner in favor of parts and fitment quality

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