The 2011 Kawasaki Concours is in its 25th year of production, having been introduced in 1986. The Concours 14 debuted in 2008, and in 2010 had some major improvements in comfort, safety, and convenience. At $15,599 for the base price, the Concours is considerably more costly than the average Kawasaki, but a little bit less expensive than the average sports-touring machine. The 82.5 cubic-inch engine, which is much bigger than the any other sports-tourer is able to boast, has variable valve timing, which boosts low- and mid-range torque. Power abundant is on tap with a twist of the grip. The Concours could compete with some of the Ninja-class bikes, and look a whole lot more classy in doing so. The redline is found at 10,500 rpm, and at that level it will be screaming.