MSRP*
$17,999

Concours 14 ABS

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Delivering both awesome supersport performance and comfortable long distance touring potential, the Concours 14 ABS stands apart from its rivals. Including Kawasaki's flagship and rider support technology, the Concourse 14 ABS offers enhanced comfort and continent-crossing performance.

Engine

Type 4-stroke, In-Line Four
Displacement 1,352cc
Bore and stroke 84.0 x 61.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel system Digital Fuel Injection with four 40 mm Keihin with oval sub-throttles
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Forced lubrication (wet sump)

Brakes

Front: type Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs
Front: calipers 4-piston calipers
Rear: type Single 270 mm petal disc
Rear: calipers Opposed 2-piston calipers

Dimensions

Overall length 2,230 mm (87.8 in.)
Overall width 790 mm (31.1 in.) - (Without saddlebags)
Overall height 1,345 mm (52.95 in.) / 1,465 mm (57.68 in.) - (Overall height calculated with windshield in high position)
Wheelbase 1,520 mm (59.8 in.)
Ground clearance 125 mm (4.92 in.)
Seat height 815 mm (32.1 in.)
Curb mass** 305 kg - (Without saddlebags)
Fuel capacity 22 litres (4.8 gal.)

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed, with positive neutral finder
Final drive Tetra-Lever shaft drive
Primary reduction ratio 1.556 (84/54)
Gear ratio: 1st 3.538 (46/13)
Gear ratio: 2nd 2.412 (41/17)
Gear ratio: 3rd 1.900 (38/20)
Gear ratio: 4th 1.545 (34/22)
Gear ratio: 5th 1.292 (31/24)
Gear ratio: 6th 1.074 (29/27)
Final reduction ratio 2.036 (14/22 x 32/10)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual

Frame

Type Monocoque, aluminium
Wheel travel: front 113 mm (4.4 in.)
Wheel travel: rear 136 mm (5.4 in.)
Tire: front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tire: rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 26º
Trail 112 mm (4.4 in.)
Steering angle (left/right) 31º / 31º

Performance

Maximum Power 114 kW {155 PS} @ 8,800 rpm
Maximum Power with Ram Air 117.6 kW {160 PS} @ 8,800 rpm
Maximum Torque 136 N.m {13.9 kgf.m} @ 6,200 rpm

Suspension

Suspension, front 43 mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
Suspension, rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, Tetra-Lever

Factory Limited Warranty Owner's Warranty Guide

This model comes with 36 months factory limited warranty. 

 

Kawasaki keeps the good times rolling with unlimited kilometers/hours of usage. We have you covered with our nationwide, Kawasaki dealer network. Visit any authorized Kawasaki dealer (for this product line) throughout Canada and continental USA for factory warranty coverage.

 

Click “Owner’s Warranty Guide” for full details regarding Kawasaki’s factory limited warranty coverage.

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MSRP*

$17,999

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Protect your investment with the 2 Years Kawasaki Protection Plus promotion available on select models sold by Canadian Kawasaki Motors Inc., purchased between October 16, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Receive 24 months of KPP with the purchase of a ZG1400EFF – Concours 14 ABS. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details.

Kawapedia

Dual Throttle Valves

Late-model sport bikes often use large-bore throttle bodies to generate high levels of power. However, with large diameter throttles, when a rider suddenly opens the throttle, the unrestricted torque response is anything but gentle and often more than the rider can handle. Dual throttle valve technology was designed to tame engine response while contributing to performance. 

On fuel-injected models, throttle bodies generally have only one throttle valve per cylinder. On models with dual throttle valves, there are two throttle valves per cylinder: in addition to the main valves, which are physically linked to the throttle grip and controlled by the rider, a second set of valves, opened and closed by the ECU, precisely regulates intake airflow to ensure a natural, linear response. With the air passing through the throttle bodies becoming smoother, combustion efficiency in improved and power is increased. 

Like other Kawasaki engine management technology, Dual Throttle Valves were designed with the philosophy of "following the rider's intention, while providing natural-feeling support." They are featured on many Kawasaki models.

Monocoque Frame

Kawasaki's monocoque frame is a hollow composite of aluminium parts. Originally conceived by Kawasaki engineers, it uses the engine as a fixed member so that chassis rigidity is formed not only by the frame, but the combination of the frame and engine together. Joining the engine and front and rear suspension units, the hollow box-style frame envelops the engine from above. In addition to being made from lightweight materials, its main section also acts as the air cleaner box and battery box, enabling parts to be reduced for even greater weight savings. Further, because the frame does not run beneath or alongside the engine, the chassis can be made very compact. Especially on large-displacement models, the slim chassis design of the aluminium monocoque frame contributes to ease of riding.

The aluminium monocoque frame was originally developed by Kawasaki in the 1980s for their World Grand Prix works racer. In an era where steel pipe frames were the norm, the aluminium monocoque frame that debuted on the KR500 took the world by surprise. First featured on a mass-production model on the 2000 Ninja ZX-12R, this original Kawasaki technology has evolved and can be found on our large-displacement flagship models.

Economical Riding Indicator

Using high-precision electronic control for engine management, Kawasaki models can achieve a high level of fuel efficiency. However, fuel consumption is greatly affected by throttle use, gear selection, and other elements under the rider's control. The Economical Riding Indicator is a function that indicates when current riding conditions are consuming a low amount of fuel. The system continuously monitors fuel consumption, regardless of vehicle speed, engine speed, throttle position and other riding conditions. When fuel consumption is low for a given speed (i.e. fuel efficiency is high), an "ECO" mark appears on the instrument panel's LCD screen. By riding so that the "ECO" mark remains on, fuel consumption can be reduced. 

While effective vehicle speed and engine speed may vary by model, paying attention to conditions that cause the "ECO" mark to appear can help riders improve their fuel efficiency – a handy way to increase cruising range. Further, keeping fuel consumption low also helps minimise negative impact on the environment.

Fuel Economy Assistance Mode

By pushing the handle switch, riders are able to activate the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode, switching the ECU to a leaner fuel map in which ignition timing and fuel injection prioritise fuel economy. Rather than engine response or power, this mode favours reduced fuel consumption, aiming to increase fuel economy when riding at a constant speed. When riding in areas where gasoline stands are scarce, or when cruising across the continent, being able to make the same amount of fuel last longer is a considerable benefit. 

Maximising the effectiveness of the Fuel Economy Assistance Mode requires a gentle use of the throttle. In the case of the 1400GTR / Concours 14, this means keeping engine rpm under 6,000 rpm, throttle under 30%, and speed under 160 km/h. Nevertheless, especially when used in conjunction with the Economical Riding Indicator, this mode can contribute to significant savings in fuel costs over long distances.

KIPASS: Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System*

With the compact key fob (portable immobiliser) in a pocket, KIPASS allows riders to remotely release the bike's steering lock and main switch simply by approaching the bike. 

When the fob key is close to the bike, the signal it sends out is picked up and recognised by the KIPASS unit in the bike. Like immobiliser keys, each fob key has a unique signal, making this system also useful as a theft deterrent. The fob key can be recognised when in a jacket pocket, so there is no need for the rider to remove the key to operate the bike's main switch. 

Pannier cases and fuel tank cap are opened using the knob key inside the key cylinder. Because the knob key cannot be removed when the key fob is out of range, the keyhole is never visible, helping to prevent tampering.

*This system uses the encryption algorithm “MISTY” developed by MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION.

Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Maintaining the correct tire air pressure is very important as it can greatly affect a motorcycle's handling, and riding with low tire pressure, due to a puncture, leak or other, increases the risk of a tire bursting. Tyre air escapes naturally over time, so it is also important to check tire pressure regularly. The Tyre Pressure Monitoring System continuously measures tire pressure (using sensors attached to the air valves of each wheel) and displays the current pressure on the bike's instrument panel while riding. 

Tyre air pressure varies greatly as the tires warm up, but the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System takes this into consideration and recalculates the pressure for 20℃ to avoid confusion and false warnings. 

When tire air pressure is excessively low, a tire mark appears on the display, warning the rider. On the 1400GTR / Concours 14, recommended pressure for both the front and rear wheels is 290 kPa (approximately 2.9 kgf/cm2). Should the pressure fall below 220 kPa (approximately 2.2 kgf/cm2), the warning mark will appear. Not only does this system eliminate the hassle of manually checking tire pressure on long tours, it quickly lets the rider know of any sudden pressure loss due to, say, a punctured tire.

KTRC (1-mode)

When accelerating on a slippery surface, it is easy for rear wheel spin (i.e. when the rear wheel turns faster than the front wheel) to occur. KTRC was designed to prevent wheel spin that could otherwise cause the loss of control of the bike. Like ABS prevents wheels from locking up when braking, this Kawasaki-original traction control system prevents the rear tyre from slipping. Knowing that the system will intervene to prevent sudden wheel spin when, for example, the pavement comes to an abrupt end when touring, is a great source of reassurance for riders. 

KTRC uses wheel speed sensors to monitor front and rear wheel speed. When it detects wheel spin, engine power is reduced to allow rear wheel grip to be regained. KTRC also enables helps the rear wheel regain traction in situations where grip is lost temporarily, like when riding over a wet manhole cover. 

KTRC uses 3-way control, governing ignition timing, fuel volume and (via the sub-throttle valves) intake air volume. This 3-way control is what enables the system to be so smooth, resulting in a very natural feeling.

It is technologically possible for traction control systems to recover from loss of grip due to wheel spin without the rider ever realising that they had slipped. However, KTRC lets riders know when road conditions are slippery by purposely delaying intervention for an instant. Firstly, communicating an accurate picture of current road conditions and what the bike is doing, and secondly, ensuring that systems provide support for riders – this is the philosophy that drives development of Kawasaki technology.

K-ACT ABS: Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology ABS

At its heart, K-ACT ABS is an advanced anti-lock braking system, designed to keep tyres from locking up during braking. But K-ACT ABS was designed to be used on touring models weighing in excess of 300 kg – and that is before adding a tandem rider and luggage. 

Complementing its standard ABS function, K-ACT ABS links the front and rear brakes. It monitors the brake force the rider is exerting at both the front and rear, and takes into consideration vehicle speed to ensure highly effective braking while maintaining chassis stability. 

For example, let's say the rider pulls on the front brake lever. To keep the bike from pitching forward, the ABS ECU actuates the rear brake (via fluid pumps) to ensure that front-rear balance is maintained. Should the rider push the rear brake pedal, the system actuates the front brake as well to distribute the load more evenly so that the rear wheel does not lock up. Based on the vehicle speed, K-ACT decides the optimum hydraulic pressure to send to each caliper, ensuring that even with a heavy motorcycle, stable braking performance is possible.

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* The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price does not include freight, pre-delivery inspection or applicable taxes. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice. The amount indicated as "Your price" may include an optional instant Mega Cash credit that is deducted from the manufacturer's suggested retail price before taxes. This promotion is time limited and certain conditions will apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer not available on financed purchases and cannot be combined with any other special offers. The final price is at the discretion of the dealer. Prices and Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

** Includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90% of capacity) and tool kit (if supplied)

‡ Power / Torque figures measured at the crankshaft.

The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets. Available colours may vary by market.