2012 Kawasaki Concours Review


The 2012 Kawasaki Concours is a high-performance bike that is designed with long-distance trips in mind. This sleek and stylish touring bike has been around since 2008 and has only continued to gain in popularity over the years. The 2012 Kawasaki Concours offers many features that are designed to help enhance the comfort, style and performance which helps to make this bike one of the top choices for those seeking a touring machine.

The dynamic and sleek bodywork is able to help route the heat from the exhaust away from the rider and passenger, which will increase the overall comfort level. The bike also features a windscreen that is controlled electronically, allowing the rider even more comfort. The windscreen, combined with the ducts strategically placed along the instrument panel, provide the optimal riding experience. To enhance comfort levels even more, the bike comes standard with heated hand grips that allow you to ride even when the weather is not ideal.

The heart of the 2012 Kawasaki Concours is a powerful 1352cc engine that generates excellent power even when in the lower gears. This bike is also fuel injected and has variable value timing which delivers an exhilarating ride. The braking system on the bike is the highly advanced Kawasaki Advanced Co-active Braking (K-ACT) which offers two modes of braking as well as offering anti-locking brakes. The traction control system combined with the braking system reduces wheel spin when the road conditions are wet or slick. This traction control system can also be turned off at the rider’s discretion.

From the sleek design to the powerful performance, the 2012 Kawasaki Concurs is one touring motorcycle that is bound to please just about anyone.

New For 2012

  • Chrome plated cylinder bores that are lightweight and durable. These cylinder bores are designed to carry heat away from the chambers and delivers a high level of durability.
  • Forward position of the engine that was designed to help balance the weight throughout the bike. This allows for responsive handling even at fast speeds.
  • Easy to read instrument panel that features an LCD digital display for various components. They instrument panel features two trip meters, fuel gauge, tire pressure reading, as well as the odometer and speedometer.
  • Heated hand grips added to increase rider comfort levels as well as helping the rider to always have full control of the bike.
  • Variable Value Timing (VVT) comes standard on the 2012 Kawasaki Concours that alters the cam shaft and provides a more efficient use of power.

2012 Kawasaki Concours Specs


    • Custom fit storage cover that is water repellent and made from Sur Last fabric. Cover is also breathable and can fit with or without luggage rack.
    • Side spoiler set that provides enhanced air management. Spoilers are placed on the side of the bike. Add unique sense of style as well. Mounting and hardware comes with the kit. Kawasaki logo embedded on the spoilers.
    • Saddlebag liners that help to keep all your personal items in place. These liners are water resistant and have a few different compartments. Separate compartment for all business items as well. Great for keeping items safe and secure when on the road.
    • Tank protector that protects the paint of the fuel tank from normal wear and tear as well as scratches. Made from a black adhesive gel resin and has the Kawasaki
    • Concours logo.
    • Variety of rear trunk storage options each in varying sizes. Designed to increase overall storage and are easily mounted.

    Key Competitors For The 2012 Kawasaki Concours

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    • 2012 Can-Am Spyder
    • 2012 Yamaha FJR 1300A
    • 2012 Moto Guzzi Norge GT 8V
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