Kawasaki’s Concours 14P: Blue Streak — Article — POLICE Magazine

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Kawasaki’s Concours 14P: Streak

Kawasaki returns to the market with its 150-horsepower 14 motorcycle.

For more than decades, Kawasaki motorcycles a mainstay in the police bike They were even as the preferred ride of California Patrol Officers Ponch and Jon on the TV show CHiPs. But since real-life motor officers had access to Kawasakis, as the company to leave the law enforcement market.

Kawasaki is once again police bikes. The company’s new 14 represents its attempt at recapturing a of the law enforcement market now owned by Harley-Davidson, and Honda.

The Concours 14 boasts the safety and performance that motor have come to expect their rides. It’s a motorcycle, says John Kawasaki’s government/fleet sales It works with the rider instinctively.

Griffin says the 14 is well suited to police It can carry 441 pounds of equipment and he explains. But it’s quick and

It’s designed to handle the speeds and quick stops by police duty.

The police of the Concours 14 offers many law enforcement features. It has improved steering for a tighter turning and suspension that’s been for police work. The electrical on the police version is also specifically for emergency work.

It includes a secondary battery and a wiring harness with 12 circuits.

But what really the Concours 14 apart from the generation of Kawasaki police KZ1000Pis its safety features as a low tire pressure alert, control, and anti-lock brakes. The are designed not to overheat even the toughest conditions presented by law duty. They have large rotors, 310mm in and 270mm in back.

The Concours 14 needs such big because, as Griffin says, a rocket. With a four-… multi-valve engine that 150 horsepower and 100 foot-pounds of torque at RPM, the Concours 14 can put up blistering specs: 10.52 seconds and miles per hour. Griffin one of the reasons for the Concours 14’s acceleration and top end is its variable valve

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The technology gives you more from bottom range to to top end, Griffin says.

Of course, working motor is about more than zipping down the road at speed. It’s about hours on a bike and Kawasaki that. Creature comforts on the 14 include three different of seats, standard heated on the 2010 model, and optional seats, as well as an electrically windscreen.

Kawasaki says the 14 sells for $16,000 to $22,000, on options and equipment. Griffin that another selling for the bike is its low maintenance and repair It requires one valve adjustment at 15,000 miles, and Griffin that service costs $400.

He adds that a clutch costs less than retail, including labor.

The 14 is currently on duty with the El Police Department, the Idaho Police, and the Woodburn (Ore.) Department. Griffin says officers are thrilled to see Kawasaki in the market. They are bouncing off a rev they’re that enthusiastic.

We are several calls every day agencies.

Editor’s Note: article initially quoted Griffin as saying that the service costs less $100. Rather, it is the initial service that costs or less since the bike not need a valve adjustment.

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