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2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike Review


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Concours 14 ABS with Kawasaki Ninja® sportbike-inspired performance is the perfect touring platform for sports, capable of trimming valleys, eating motorways and navigating city streets. The new 2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike stands out from its rivals by offering incredible supersport performance and comfortable long-distance travel capability. The Concours 14 ABS which features Kawasaki’s flagship and rider assist technologies, provides greater comfort and cross-border performance.

The Kawasaki Concours®14 ABS Motorbike combines the essence of the Ninja® ZXTM-14R sport bike with high performance, advanced technology, and luxury extras to provide the ideal sport touring experience. To top it all off, Concours14 ABS has the support of a 36-month limited guarantee.

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike – Features and Price

Inspired by the Chassis and Engine Ninja

Kawasaki Advanced Co-Active-Braking Technology (KTRC) Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) (K-ACT). Grip with heat.


Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)(KP)

KTRC reassures riders by helping them ride smoothly in slow situations and is an example of the unique Kawasaki technology that promotes rider control. Front and rear-wheel speed sensors are used to measure wheel speed. When the rear wheel rotation is detected (when the speed of the rear wheel exceeds the rate of the front wheel), the engine power is reduced to restore the grip of the rear wheel. To guarantee smooth operation, the system uses 3-way control, which regulates ignition timing, fuel delivery, and airflow (via sub-throttle). KTRC assists cyclists in short and long sections of dangerous roads (such as railroad tracks or maintenance hole covers) (e.g., dirt, gravel, cobblestones, grass).

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike

Fuel Economy Assistance Mode

The Fuel Efficiency Assistance setting is a selectable mode that converts the ECU into a lean fuel map with a high priority on fuel economy.

The Economical Riding Indicator (KP) is an indicator on the LCD screen that indicates good fuel efficiency.

Heat-Dissipating Bodywork

Large apertures in the firing were designed using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation to allow hot air to escape faster. The hot air is kept away from the firing sides by the rider’s legs. When stopped, an exhaust pipe guard on the right foot peg helps the rider shade from the heat.


1,352cc DOHC four-cylinder with variable valve timing (VVT) (KP)

The VVT improves low-end and mid-range torque, reducing emissions and accelerating at any engine rpm. Unique cam profiles enhance the VVT system. Thanks to careful planning, the engine is small and slim.

For maximum durability at high power outputs, chrome composite plated (KP) aluminum cylinder bores are lighter, stronger, and quickly remove heat from the combustion chamber and piston.

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike

Dual engine balancers (KP) with gears

Dual secondary balancers, already in perfect primary balance, eliminate unwanted vibrations, resulting in the engine running exceptionally smooth and the rider getting comfort.

Join Ram Air (KP)

To maximize power output, the system draws cool, high-pressure air from the front of the firing and carries it through the air cleaner and into the engine.

Fuel injection using digital technology (KP)

40 mm throttle bodies are used for better riding ability and more linear low and medium-range throttle response. Throttle response is best at all engine speeds because smaller diameter bodies increase the intake speed.

Dual throttle valves (KP) are installed in the throttle bodies and are controlled via ECU to ensure accurate response and smooth DFI performance.

Aluminum Frame

Monocoque Aluminum Frame(KP)

For sport touring riders, a more sophisticated version of the Ninja® ZXTM-14R frame provides exceptional durability and responsiveness. The steering head, top plate, and swing arm bracket were tightened by up to 20% to reduce the effects of excess weight on the handling features of the machine as a result of the increase in touring luxury.

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike

From the steering head to the swing arm pivot, the frame is a hollow aluminum box with an arch over the engine. It is thin, strong, rigid and light. The engine is rigidly attached to strengthen the torsional stiffness of the monocoque. In addition, using the engine as a pressure frame component reduces the frame’s weight by about four pounds.


Inverted 43mm Cartridge Type Front Fork(KP)

When braking, damping rates provide a strong initial response to prevent front and drop. Easy-to-use stepless rebound damping adjustment improves suspension performance.

Uni-Trak® Rear Suspension with Bottom-links (KP)

The suspension components were carefully adjusted for Concours 14 ABS to offer long-distance comfort and dynamic handling performance. They provide excellent collision absorption when barely affected by passengers and luggage.

Preload can be adjusted quickly for different loading scenarios using the Remote Hydraulic Preload Adjuster, which is easily accessible and does not require equipment.


The front brake caliper is in radio position with four pistons. The radial design incorporates attached attachment points at the top and bottom of the caliper, with mounting bolts inserted into the back of the caliper, not the side or front. As a result, the caliper becomes tighter, increasing the braking feel.

For each piston, a different brake pad is used. Individual brake pads have a more significant cooling effect and absorb more heat without any shapes, ensuring a sense of constant braking.

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike


Ignition System

When the KI-PASS fob ignition switch is within six feet, it provides keyless ignition without entering the key, just press and flips the ignition switch. It is the first innovative key system in its class. To power the optional gadgets, it is located in the front-firing.

Inflation of tires

Thermostatic Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (KP)

During the ride, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) notifies riders of tire pressure abnormalities. Sensors continuously monitor air pressure, and the results are presented on a multi-function LCD meter.

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike – Price

The new 2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is available at $15,599 only.

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled
Displacement 1,352cc
Bore x Stroke 84.0 x 61.0mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Fuel System DFI® with 40mm throttle bodies (4)
Ignition TCBI with digital advance
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Tetra-Lever shaft drive

2020 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 43mm inverted, telescopic fork including adjustable rebound damping and spring preload/4.4 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Tetra-Lever including stepless rebound damping adjustment and remote spring preload adjuster/5.4 in
Front Tire 120/70 ZR-17
Rear Tire 190/50 ZR-17
Front Brakes Dual floating 310mm petal-style discs with four-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 270mm petal-style disc, single-piston caliper, ABS


Frame Type Monocoque Aluminum
Rake/Trail 26-degree/4.4 inches
Overall Length 7.8 inches
Overall Width 31.1 inches
Overall Height 52.9 inches
Ground Clearance 4.9 inches
Seat Height 32.1 inches
Curb Weight 690.2 lb
Fuel Capacity 5.8 gal
Wheelbase 59.8 inches
Color Choices Metallic Matte Fusion Silver/Metallic Spark Black
Warranty 36-Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, or 36 months

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