2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle Review Specs

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2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle

With impressive performances inspired by the Kawasaki Ninja sportbike, the 2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle is the perfect touring platform for ABS sports, capable of tripping valleys, eating motorways and navigating city streets. For the ultimate sport touring experience, the Kawasaki Concours14 ABS motorbike takes the essence of the Ninja ZXTM-14R sport bike and includes exceptional performance, cutting-edge technology, and luxury extras. Finally, Concours14 ABS comes with a 36-month limited warranty.

2021 Concours 14 1352cc inline four-cylinder engine with ABS variable valve timing (VVT), a Kawasaki Advanced Coaxial Braking Technology (K-ACT) ABS, electronically adjusted windshield, standard hard saddlebags, and a robust monocoque. It is equipped with. The Metallic Spark Black Paint option is offered on the 2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Motorbike, with an MSRP of 15,799.

2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle

2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle – Features and Specs

Unique Key Features

  • Ninjas-inspired chassis and engine
  • Warm grip
  • Kawasaki Advanced Co-Active-Braking Technology (K-ACT)
  • Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)

KTRC

KTRC reassures riders by helping smooth riding on smooth surfaces and is an example of the unique Kawasaki technology that facilitates ride control. Front and rear wheel speed sensors are used to monitor wheel speed. When the rear wheel rotation is detected (when the rate of the rear wheel exceeds the speed of the front wheel), the engine’s output is reduced so that the grip of the rear wheel is restored.

To ensure smooth operation, the system uses 3-way control, which regulates ignition timing, fuel delivery, and airflow (via sub-throttle). KTRC assists riders on short and long sections of dangerous roads (such as train tracks or maintenance hole covers) (such as dirt, gravel, cobblestone, and grass).

Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-Braking Technology (K-ACT)(KP)

K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS is an integrated braking system that enables the best brake force distribution for safe and efficient braking.

When the rear brakes are used, the K-ACT ABS settings help reduce the feeling attached to the front brakes for a more natural feel during low-speed movement.

2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle

No matter how tightly the front and rear brakes are applied, the electronic system adjusts brake force distribution between the front and rear brakes to improve overall braking performance.

There are two modes to choose from in K-ACT. When riding on winding roads, Mode 1 reduces the braking effect attached to the initial braking pedal stroke to feel more natural braking.

Fuel Economy: Assistance Mode

Fuel Economy Assistance Mode 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 warm air is directed away from the rider’s legs by the firing sides.

When the rider is stopped, the protection of the exhaust pipe near the right foot peg helps to protect the rider from the heat.

2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle

1,352cc Four-Cylinder, DOHC Engine With Variable Valve Timing (VVT) (KP)

The VVT improves low-end and mid-range torque, making it easier to accelerate at any engine rpm while reducing emissions. Unique cam profiles enhance the VVT system. The engine is compact and slim thanks to careful planning.

For maximum durability at high power outputs, the chrome composite plated (KP) aluminum cylinder bore is lightweight, durable, and quickly removes heat from the combustion chamber and piston.

Digital Fuel Injection (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. To improve throttle response and control, a 32-bit electronic control unit including a twin throttle valve system is used.

6-Speed Transmission

Short first-gear ratios take advantage of solid torque to make it easier to start from the stop and improve handling in low-speed first-gear situations. Sixth gear is an over-drive that reduces rpm on highway speeds for more comfortable riding and fuel economy.

The rear wheel hop is lowered at high RPM and paired with a “slipper” clutch (KP) that limits backtrack for smooth corner entry.

2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle

2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle – Price

The new 2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Bike is available for $17,599 only.

2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle – Technical Specifications

Engine

Type 4-Stroke, 4-Cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-Cooled, 4 Valve Cylinder Head
Displacement 1352cc
Bore & Stroke 84mm x 61mm
Maximum Torque 101 lb-ft at 6,200rpm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Fuel Injection DFI with Mikuni 40mm Throttle Bodies (4)
Ignition TCBI with Digital Advance
Transmission 6-Speed with Positive Neutral Finder
Final Drive Shaft
Rake/Trail 26-degree / 4.4 inches

2021 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS Sports Touring Motorcycle

Details

Front Wheel Travel 4.4 inches
Rear Wheel Travel 5.4 inches
Front Tire Size 120/70-17
Rear Tire Size 190/50-17
Wheelbase 59.8 inches
Front Suspension 43mm Inverted Cartridge Fork, including Adjustable Preload and Rebound Damping
Rear Suspension Tetra-Lever Swingarm and Uni-Trak featuring Adjustable Preload, Stepless Rebound Damping
Front Brake Type Dual Floating 310mm Petal Discs featuring 4-Piston Calipers
Rear Brake Type Single 250mm Petal Disc
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.8 gal.
Seat Height 32.1 in.
Curb Weight w/o Saddlebags = 673 lb.
w/ Saddlebags = 690 lb.
Warranty 36 months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ 12, 24, or 36 months