The revamped Kawasaki Concours 14 for 2015.

Kawasaki has wowed the 2-wheeled world for the last few months. Starting with teaser videos and images of the H2R and then the recent unveiling of the H2, it's easy to forget they do make other motorcycles. Case in point: the recent revamp of the Kawasaki Versys 650 and 1000. Kawasaki has also done some mild updating to the Concours 14 making it more comfortable and capable.

2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - EICMA 2014

2015 Kawasaki Concours 14

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The Concours 14 is an extremely powerful Supersport Touring motorcycle. The supersport comes from a motor derived from the mighty ZX-14, the touring aspect comes from integrated luggage, tall wind screen, relaxed ergos, and reduced peak engine output for better low end power and response.

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2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - EICMA 2014
2015 brings a bunch of behind the scenes changes aimed at making the Concours 14 better at everything it does. To be fair, some of the "New" is shiny baubles but some will be a real help. In the Things That Will Actually Help column, riders will find a new lower first gear to allow for easier smoother take offs. It will also aid in low speed maneuvers particularly when combined with the steering stem seal to reduce stiction. Stiffer suspension means carrying that luggage just got easier to deal with. Following other manufacturers the windshield is now electrically adjustable and includes a 3 position vent. Finally, Kawasaki fitted a new exhaust heat shield to help stem the furnace of an engine from boiling your body fluids when stationary and revised the ABS to reduce the linked braking.

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2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - EICMA 2014

The rest of the bike is still the stellar handling powerhouse that it has always been. VVT engine, shaft drive, and comfortable riding position make this a very good all around motorcycle.

2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - EICMA 2014

2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - EICMA 2014

 

2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - EICMA 2014

 

2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - EICMA 2014

 

2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - EICMA 2014