Standard Features


The Touring Rig with a Sport Heart

Expertly mixing high performance and long-distance functionality, the Concours™ 14 ABS inspires riders to pull out their big maps and harness the full capabilities of this sport touring motorcycle. Continuing the 26 year tradition of sport touring, the Concours offers just the right ratio of technology, comfort and reliability that coax riders to soak up the miles.

This sport-oriented tourer can go the distance with the best world-class touring rigs yet still negotiate the twists and turns of America’s backroads in fine, Ninja-inspired tradition. Through canyons, over highways and even through the cities, the Concours is a category-defining motorcycle.


Model Year
Concours™ 14 ABS
Starting at MSRP


87.8 in.
Lowered: 50.8 in.
Raised: 57.7 in.
39.4 in.
Curb: 688 lbs.
59.8 in.
Seat Height
32.1 in.


4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valves per cylinder, in-line 4 with VVT
1,352 cc
Bore x Stroke
84 x 61 mm
102 ft. lbs. @ 6,200 rpm
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Digital fuel injection with 40 mm throttle bodies
Fuel Tank Capacity
5.8 gal.
TCBI with digital advance


Final Drive
Tetra-lever shaft


Front: (2) floating 310 mm petal discs with 4-piston calipers (optional ABS)
Rear: (1) 270 mm petal disc (optional ABS)
Front: 120/70 ZR-17
Rear: 190/50 ZR-17


Front: 43 mm inverted, telescopic fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload; 4.4 in. travel
Rear: Tetra-lever with stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster; 5.4 in. travel
4.4 in.


Two-tone Ebony / Flat Super Black, Two-tone Candy Arabian Red / Flat Super Black

Standard Features

Key Features
 Ninja ZX-14-based 1,352 cc inline-four with variable valve timing provides smooth power across a wide rev range  
 Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) reduces engine output when wheelspin is detected, helping the rear tire to regain grip  
 Kawasaki Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) links front and rear brakes and has two modes to suit different riding styles  
 Aluminum monocoque frame is lightweight, narrow, and rigid  
 Tetra-lever shaft drive offsets the lifting and squatting tendencies of shaft drive  
 Fuel economy assistance mode prioritizes fuel savings, giving up to a 25 percent mileage boost  
 Standard heated grips help provide comfort even in harsh conditions  
 Convenient Kawasaki Intelligent Proximity Activation Starting System (KIPASS)  
 Electrically adjustable windscreen has memory function and suits a variety of riders  
1,352cc, 4-cylinder, DOHC Engine with Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
 Tuned to provide smooth power across an extremely wide rev range, the Concours 14 has power to spare  
 Variable valve timing improves the engine’s flexibility and efficiency by altering camshaft profiles to boost low-end and mid-range without sacrificing top-end power  
 Its compact and narrow engine design minimizes weight for maximum handling and performance  
 Chrome composite-plated aluminum cylinder bores are lightweight, durable and quickly carry heat away from the combustion chamber and piston for supreme durability under high loads  
Gear-driven Dual Engine Balancers
 Already in perfect primary balance, the Concours inline four-cylinder engine uses dual secondary balancers to virtually eliminate unwanted vibrations for enhanced rider comfort  
Ram Air Induction
 Ram air ducts provide a straight path for cool, high-pressure air to enter the airbox for maximum intake efficiency and power  
Digital Fuel Injection
 A digital computer feeds the engine exactly the amount of fuel it needs for cleaner emissions and maximum fuel economy  
 A 32-bit electronic control unit works with the dual throttle-valve system to further enhance throttle response and control  
Digital Ignition
 Four individual spark plug-mounted ignition coils fire each spark plug independently to achieve optimum timing  
 An idle speed control system included in the ECU provides easy starting and warm-up  
KTRC Traction Control
 Kawasaki’s traction control system reduces engine output when wheelspin is detected, helping the rear tire to regain grip  
 Advanced, 3-way control (airflow, ignition timing, fuel delivery) gives KTRC smooth operation, natural feel and the ability to operate on long stretches of rough roads  
 KTRC adds no weight, since it uses the existing ECU and ABS sensors  
Second Generation K-ACT ABS
 Second generation K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS links front and rear brakes for most effective front-rear brake force distribution  
 Small and lightweight K-ACT ABS unit with a high-spec ECU is capable of detailed calculations for ultra-smooth operation  
 The rider can choose one of two modes to suit riding situation or rider preference: The linked effect from front brake lever actuation is largely the same in both modes, but the linked effect when actuating the rear brake pedal is quite different  
 In Standard Mode, rider control is prioritized, with linked effect reduced at initial pedal stroke for natural sensation when sport riding  
 In High Combined Mode, there’s a more pronounced linked effect from the beginning of the pedal stroke – ideal for touring and two-up highway use  
 A low-battery mode maintains ABS function as best as possible when the battery charge is low. In low-battery mode, ABS timing and pressure relief functions are maintained, so brake effectiveness is preserved (although riders will notice that ABS operation is not as smooth). The K-ACT lamp will flash and “Low Battery” will be displayed on the LCD screen. The system resets when the engine is turned off.  
Fuel Economy Assistance Mode
 Activating fuel economy assistance mode changes the engine to a leaner map, which prioritizes fuel economy for as much as a 25 percent MPG boost  
 Fuel economy assistance works in any gear as long as rpm is below 6,000, throttle opening less than 30 percent and speed less than 80 mph  
Advanced KIPASS
 Each Concours 14 comes with one key fob (kept in a pocket) and a small card-type key for emergency / backup use  
 The card-type key includes an immobilizer function (but no remote activation) and is highly portable, measuring just 1.2 x 1.6 x 0.25 in.  
Radial Pump Clutch Master Cylinder
 A hydraulic radial pump clutch master cylinder delivers smooth, precise clutch engagement  
Monocoque Aluminum Frame
 Hollow aluminum box sections arch over the engine from the steering head to the swingarm pivot for a narrow, rigid, and very light frame  
 The rigidly mounted engine acts as a stressed frame member to increase the frame’s torsional rigidity while reducing weight  
 Forward engine positioning, wheelbase length and front / rear weight balance were carefully designed to achieve high-speed stability and responsive handling  
Radial-mount Petal-type Front Disc Brakes
 Radial design uses mounting points at the top and bottom of the caliper, with mounting bolts inserted through the rear of the caliper instead of the side / front for increased rigidity and improved braking feel  
 Separate brake pads for each caliper piston provide increased cooling efficiency and more consistent brake feel under extreme conditions  
 Petal design front and rear brake rotors provide enhanced cooling and better warp resistance  
 Radial-pump front brake master cylinder improves brake performance and lever feel  
Tetra-lever Shaft Drive
 Unique four-link design offsets lifting and squatting tendencies of shaft drive when the throttle is opened and closed, significantly reduces driveline lash during sport riding, and provides smooth acceleration when exploiting the engine’s incredible power output  
 Virtually maintenance-free, the Tetra-lever system dramatically reduces routine maintenance requirements  
Plenty of Storage
 Concours 14’s large-volume, easily detachable side cases are integrally designed to complement the rest of the machine. Water-resistant, they easily each hold a full-face helmet.  
 The cases are mounted as close as possible to the bike’s centerline and center of gravity, with lightweight construction that minimizes their influence on handling  
 A lightweight rear carrier is designed to be compatible with an accessory top case  
 An all-purpose 40W accessory socket is mounted on the dash, providing convenient access to power for electronics  
Full Instrumentation
 Easy-to-read speedometer and tachometer, multi-function LCD digital display including an odometer, two trip meters, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, tire pressure indicator and a clock are just a partial listing of the 2012 Concours 14’s display capabilities.  
 Controller Area Network (CAN) interface between the gauges uses fewer wires and allows a greater volume of information to be exchanged than in traditional instrument panels  
 Other key instrument functions include the K-ACT mode indicator, Economical Riding Indicator, and Fuel Economy Assistance Mode mark  
 Multi-function display includes outside air temperature, whose sensor is located at the intake duct (the farthest point from the engine)  
 The Mode Select button on the front of the left grip lets the rider change LCD modes without taking his/her hand off the grip, toggling through average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, remaining range, tire pressure, battery voltage, and outside temperature  
Comfort and Touring Potential
 Aggressive fairing with specially designed venting facilitates heat dissipation, greatly reducing the amount of hot air transmitted to the rider  
 A tall windscreen with a wide upper portion reduces upper-body turbulence. The screen is electrically adjustable, with four programmable preset positions.  
 When the power is turned off, the windscreen goes to its lowest position. When the power is turned back on, the windscreen’s memory function returns it to the selected preset position.  
 Passages from windscreen slits direct air through the inner fairing to vents next to the instrument panel; alleviating the lower pressure helps prevent turbulence around the rider’s head  
 An exhaust pipe guard attached to the upper part of the exhaust mid-pipe helps protect the rider from heat when stopped  
 Stepless adjustable grip heaters are standard, with an easy-to-reach switch located in front of a lockable storage case on the inner left fairing panel  
 This lockable storage case in the left fairing inner panel uses an electromagnetic lock to prevent entry when the engine is off  
 Mirrors are positioned ideally to increase rear visibility and provide optimal hand protection from the wind  
 Attachment hooks at the front of the tank facilitate securing a tank bag  
Quality Fit and Finish and Design
 Top-shelf fit and finish results in a high quality and luxurious feel  
 Stylish muffler end cap gives the silencer a compact appearance  


 Engine guards  
 Large top case  
 Tank bag  
 GPS bracket  
 Low seat  
 Side spoilers  
See your local Kawasaki dealer for much more on the list of authorized Kawasaki Accessories  


Two-tone Ebony / Flat Super Black

Two-tone Candy Arabian Red / Flat Super Black
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