Kawasaki concours review 2008
An inverted 43mm telescopic fork and the rear Tetra-Lever unit provide suspension on the C14.
Solid wind protection, comfy ergos and capable performance mean nothing without enough fuel to prolong stops, but thankfully the big Kawi has plenty of range thanks to.8-gallon tank and nearly 40 mpg on the highway.
Its as comfy as it is capable and as reliable as it is enjoyable.Kawasaki, as every motorcyclist over 18 knows, doesnt do things by half measures.Another interesting bit of technology on the new Concours 14 is kipass (which stands for Kawasakis Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System).Kawasaki introduces the most powerful sport-tourer in production with the Concours 14, a design which the Japanese manufacturer envisions will carve out its own genre the Transcontinental Supersport Tourer.It just meant that if your criteria for the best sport-touring mount included the latest tech, the Kawi no longer ruled the roost.Out on the freeway, you are in a world all your own compared to the cars around you (as you are on most motorcycles).The relatively high seat and low foot pegs provide plenty of leg room, which is also important on longer trips.Read more: The All-New 2015 Vulcan S - Kawasaki's Sport.Windblast was non-existent and this authors 5 10 frame fit just as well behind the windshield at full mast as it did in the lowest position where wind was directed up and over my shoulders.The velvety clutch is teamed well in transmitting the C14s ample power to the rear wheel with the Tetra-Lever Shaft Drive.This bike is extremely fast, but, at the same time, it seems to do exactly what you want it.A larger screen will be available from Kawasaki, and undoubtedly many reduction lessive bebe aftermarket companies will get in on the act, eventually.Do you really need variable valve timing when you start with a modern 1352cc, four-cylinder engine?The instrumentation is very easy to read.
The combination of comfort and sportiness offered by this bike is beyond anything else I have experienced.