Concours 14 Information
The Concours lives on. For the 2008 model year (early release July, 1, 2007), Kawasaki took the awesome ZX-14 engine and designed what they call a Transcontinental Sport Touring motorcycle. According to the Kawasaki press release...
With its combination of healthy power, comfortable cockpit and adept handling, the Kawasaki Concours 14 and Concours 14 ABS sliced through the sport-touring world like a Ninjas blade through warm butter. In its first year on the scene, the powerful, supersport tourer racked up a sizeable collection of shootout wins, accolades and several Motorcycle of the Year awards.
Brute strength and finesse are adjectives you don’t often see used together, but the Concours 14 motorcycle doesn’t bow to convention. Its prime motivator - all 1352cc of smooth fury –offers the brute strength. With items like ram air induction, digital ignition, digital fuel injection and sub-throttle valve equipped throttle bodies, this four-cylinder engine’s portfolio reads like a top-end racer. However, this is no high-strung track tool. The Concours 14’s engine delivers strong torque off the line, followed by an impressive mid-range surge that transitions into a top-end rush that any sportbike would be proud to call its own. It achieves this miraculous powerband via variable valve timing (VVT). VVT provides smooth power delivery free of harsh power spikes, by altering the camshaft profile to boost low-end and mid-range torque without sacrificing top-end power.
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