2010 Kawasaki Concours 14

Redefining Rapid Transit-Again

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Adam Campbell

Introduced in '08 as an interstate ZX-14, the Concours has been infused with a laundry list of enhancements calculated to leave lesser sporty-tourers behind.

BMW K1300GT, Honda ST1300, Yamaha FJR1300.

Price $15,299 (as tested)
Engine type l-c inline-four
Valve train DOHC, 16v
Displacement 1352cc
Bore x stroke 84.0 x 61.0mm
Compression 10.7:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 155 bhp @ 8800 rpm
Claimed torque 102 lb.-ft @ 6200 rpm
Frame Aluminum monocoque
Front suspension 43mm Kayaba inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, rebound damping
Rear suspension Single Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound damping
Front brake Dual Nissin four-piston calipers, 310mm discs
Rear brake Nissin two-piston caliper, 270mm disc
Front tire 120/70-R17 Bridgestone BT021U
Rear tire 190/50-R17 Bridgestone BT021U
Rake/trail 26.1 deg./4.4 in.
Seat height 32.1 in.
Wheelbase 59.8 in.
Fuel capacity 5.8 gal.
Claimed wet weight 679 lbs. (with ABS)
Color Candy Neptune Blue, Flat Super Black
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Warranty 36 mo., unlimited mi.

Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA
9950 Jeronimo Rd.
Irvine, CA 92618

Verdict 4.5 stars out of 5
The best touring bike two years running is suddenly a whole lot better.

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