2006 Kawasaki Concours


The Concoursâ„¢ motorcycle is designed for the sport-touring enthusiast who wants the engine and chassis performance of a sportbike, but demands the comfort and convenience necessary for those extended road trips that make life more interesting

As a true sport-tourer, the Concours handles twisty backroads as easily as it cruises the highway, thanks to a rigid chassis and 997cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine. The engine produces strong power throughout the rev range and a gear-driven counterbalancer smoothes vibration. The engine is matched to a six-speed transmission to keep the engine at a relaxed rpm at highway speeds.

Of course, comfort is a high priority on the Concours. It features a triple-density foam saddle, which is deeply contoured to comfortably seat both the rider and passenger. A full fairing creates an aerodynamic envelope for two when riding in a relaxed, upright position. Two lockable bins are on either side of the fairing for added convenience.

Kawasaki Concours

The Concours also features a 7.5-gallon fuel tank for long-distance touring, and locking luggage detaches with the flip of a latch for overnight trips. Plus, the smooth flowing lines of the Concours add an aesthetic touch, and special panels can be secured to the sides when the saddlebags and mounting brackets are removed.

Kawasaki Concours Specifications

  • Engine Type: 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve Cylinder Head, Transverse, In-Line 4 Cylinder
  • Displacement: 997 cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 74.0 x 58.0 mm
  • Maximum Torque: 72.3 lb-ft @ 6,500 RPM
  • Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
  • Carburetor: Keihin CVK 32 X 4
  • Ignition: TCBI with Electronic Advance
  • Transmission: 6-Speed
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Rake/Trail: 28.5°/4.8 in.
  • Front Wheel Travel: 5.5 in.
  • Rear Wheel Travel: 5.5 in.
  • Front Tire Size: 120/70 VR18
  • Rear Tire Size: 150/80 VR16
  • Wheelbase: 61.2 in.
  • Front Suspension: 41mm Hydraulic Telescopic Fork with Adjustable Preload
  • Rear Suspension: Uni-Trak with Adjustable Air Pressure, 4-Way Rebound Damping
  • Front Brake Type: Dual Disc with 2-Piston Calipers
  • Rear Brake Type: Single Disc
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 7.5 gal.
  • Seat Height: 31.1 in.
  • Dry Weight: 595 lb.
  • Color: Metallic Nocturne Blue/Metallic Graystone
  • Warranty: 36 months
  • Good Times Protection Plan: 24, 36 or 48 months
  • * Price and specifications subject to change


Liquid Cooling

  • Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use
  • Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running
  • Includes temperature gauge

Radiator with Auxiliary Cooling Fan

  • Engine is maintained at optimum temperature for best performance, fuel economy and reliability Four-valve Cylinder Head
  • Better breathing for more power at high rpm
  • Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s gasolines
  • Boosts low-end torque
  • Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow

Gear-driven Engine Balancer

  • Smoothes engine vibration for comfort on the road
  • Lower vibration levels increase electrical component life

Oil Cooler

  • Increased reliability and durability

Handlebar-mounted Choke

  • Conveniently located choke makes starting and warm-up easier

Push-to-Cancel Turn Signals

  • No fumbling; just a simple push on the switch cancels the turn signals

Six-speed Transmission

  • A gear for every situation gives better acceleration
  • Allows more relaxed highway cruising while utilizing the engine’s full potential
  • Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder

Transistor-controlled Breakerless Ignition with Electronic Timing Advance

  • A hot spark at all rpm for easy starting, smooth running and good fuel economy

Full Fairing

  • Two lockable bins on the fairing for convenience
  • Instrumentation includes a digital clock
  • Provides an aerodynamic envelope for rider and passenger
  • Special cool-air ventilation ducts to maximize comfort

Triple-Density Foam Seat

  • Deeply contoured seat gives exceptional comfort

7.5-gallon Fuel Tank

  • Provides exceptional touring range

Locking Detachable Luggage

  • Detaches with the flip of a latch

Bottom-link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension with Four-way Rebound Damping

  • Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride
  • Lightweight aluminum components provide quick suspension response
  • Remote damping adjuster makes it easy to tune the suspension based on riding style, load and road conditions
  • Features air-adjustable shock absorber

Dual Front Disc Brakes

  • Balanced actuation caliper front disc brake for excellent feel and long pad wear
  • Large, 300mm diameter front discs are drilled to reduce unsprung weight
  • Reliable stopping power under demanding conditions

Five-spoke Wheels

  • Wide rims handle large, low-profile radial tires

Shaft Drive

  • Quiet and low maintenance 


I dont know about your Connie. But mine will leave any Harley in it’s dust. There is no loud peice o crap hog that can catch my stock Connie!
I blew away a leather clad bozo on a souped up hog just this morning.
No Pork!

You can mod the bike with F.1 pipes. The sound great and get a rejet on the carbs. Thats what I did and it runs alot faster . MOBEL ONE oil seems to do great less heat.

For the money and the power.You can not go wrong,.
This bike has the basic need for speed and travel.
The bike handles like a sport bike around twisty turns that you invite with a smile. I am 6.4 This bike fits me like a glove . If you are under 5.9 I would buy a 800 interceptor. This bike seems to sit high.
So before buy. please sit on the bike. If you can touch the bottom of the floor with youre feet almost flat you should be fine.tHE BIKE CAN RIDE AT 70-75 ALL DAY. I guess if it can go 150mph 75 isnt much for a engine that is cOLD 3 WAYS to keep the engine,cool. You can get alot of miles on the bikes with oil changes syn Mobel ONE. I had a H.D try to lose me the other day I was shifting under 6000 and kept up easly. I could of killed him.But his bike was too prettty to smoke.But the next red light He never got out of second,I was in 3rd at 100mph. Dont let a V,ROD spook you they do a 11,90 1/4 and you have six grears. You are a little faster with 4 ,then his 2.
But let the screaming eagle go. He has 160.hp
The 2003 have 110 at the rear wheel. The V RODS have 115 at the crank.

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