The 997-cc Kawasaki Concours underwent few changes in its 20 years on the market in the United States. Introduced in 1986, the Concours was basically unchanged until 1994, when the Japanese manufacturer updated the instrument panel, front wheel, fork, and front fender. This model of the Concours pretty much stayed the same over the next decade until Kawasaki replaced it with the Concours 1400 in 2007. The first Concours was based on Kawasaki’s Ninja series of motorcycles, only with changes to the carburetor, cams, shaft, fairing, hand luggage, and frame. The Concours was known as the GTR 1000 in Europe; the model ID was ZG1000 in the United States. The European model is not as powerful as the Concours sold in the United States.