2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Review
More Technology and Refinements for this Multiple Award Winner
The performance of the natural attractions for Kawasaki, seeing how we already have nailed the performance equation with incredible sportbike Ninja ZX -14. It's amazing bike 1352 cc engine and a unique monocoque frame lent itself perfectly to this exciting new class of motorcycle sport touring the continent, and genuine Kawasaki Concours 14 and Concours 14 ABS rose straight to the top of the list of critics just two short years ago. But people who ride motorcycles are not known for their patience. Two years later, the Concours 14 generations benefit from the laundry list of all comfort, convenience and safety items carefully designed to surpass all expectations what should be the perfect sport tourer.
The biggest changes are immediately obvious: All-new bodywork not only provide new Concours 14 a more aggressive stance, it is also designed to channel more heat away from the rider for increased comfort. Meanwhile, higher than 2.75 inches, the windshield-adjustable electric cars create air pockets which are greater for drivers and passengers, and a new channel on the instrument panel relieve the low pressure area behind the windshield to cruise, even smoother still. When the weather turned cold, the new bikes have your hand closed, heated handle with ease the standards set by precise control on the space, new storage can be locked in the left fairing. Fines cruise lovers will note that all pieces of body trim was redesigned and fit together with precision and quality levels are usually found on bikes cost thousands of dollars more.
looks chiselled The new Concours 14 ABS backed by comprehensive new advanced safety electronics. The second generation K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-brake technology) depends on a strong ECU to give you a choice of two modes are very subtle, anti-lock braking connected. And while the ABS sensors on the wheels already in place, the engineers used their Concours 14 as part of the control system of traction the first time Kawasaki: KTRC (Kawasaki Traction Control) monitors any speed difference between front and rear wheels to help reduce wheelspin on slippery surfaces, and provide an extra piece of mind for motorists. (KTRC of course, easily turned on and off, the rider's discretion.)
The core issues remain the same. The Concours 14 engine produces exceptional torque-to-low, followed by an impressive variety of mid-wave transition into a top-end rush on most open class sportbikes would envy. Most of the very broad powerband can be associated with its variable valve timing (VVT) system. VVT camshaft profile automatically changes according to the rpm, to improve low-end and mid-range torque without sacrificing top-end power. Advanced fuel injection, a sub-throttle valve, ram-air induction and decades of experience building the most powerful engine in the motorcycle world add up to an amazing powerplant, a major force to be reckoned with in the sport-touring segment performance.
Good rest of the wheel running Concours 14 is up to the challenge. Its unique monocoque frame provides the structural integrity of a massive joint with good handling characteristics. Embracing the machine from above, keep the bike narrow compact structure where necessary and vital system allows optimal packing a bicycle. Tetra-Lever shaft drive, which sends all that power to the rear, four-link design used to offset the tendency of squat lift and lower system drive shaft when the throttle was opened and closed, resulting in handling sportbike true - and Tetra-Lever almost entirely maintenance free. The powertrain Concours 14's have received critical praise worldwide for its silk-smooth delivery.
For that awesomely strong foundation we add carefully sculpted saddle, all the comforts you would expect and a beautiful pair of integrated, area, waterproof saddlebags - and away you go. An integrated high-speed machine with a DNA SupersPort tour without any doubt, the Concours 14 and Concours 14 ABS is more ready for you there than ever.
The second-generation Concours tour includes 14 new features and updated technology to advance the state of the art sports tourism. The Concours 14 has received praise from journalists, experts and review the current owners who have experienced other worlds, and urge the noble serenity ZX -14 Ninja-based engine, and chassis.
Kawasaki has been a showcase for the latest technology, the new Concours 14 ABS model adds several new systems designed to enhance the riding experience. KTRC, Kawasaki's first traction control system, helping to provide peace of mind when negotiating slippery surfaces. ACT II K-selected, ABS brakes complement coactive sports oriented driver's input with additional strength enhancements to improve braking performance on various surfaces increased.
Both versions include a number of upgrades, bodywork repairs and changes in detail that could improve rider comfort, and make long distance travel easier than ever before. A windshield of a larger offering extra protection to wind and disappearing hot new bodywork to provide better management. A number of additional new features, such as the handle is heated, the functions of a computer upgrade, relocated the glove box and tank bag hook offers added convenience and enhance performance Concours 14's touring.