2013 Kawasaki Concours 14 1400GTR

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The Kawasaki Concours 14 1400 GTR is an attractive tourer equipped with a long list of modern features. For the starters, the Kawasaki Concours 14 1400GTR is built on an aluminum monocoque frame which is lightweight, narrow and rigid enhancing the motorcycle’s handling abilities at high speeds.

The motorcycle is propelled by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke in-line four engine with a displacement of 1,352 cc. The engine sends its power to the rear wheel through a six speed transmission with wet multi-disc clutch. In terms of power, the 4-stroke unit cranks out 160 PS at 8,800 rpm and 136 Nm of torque at 6,200 rpm.

For enhanced safety, the bike is equipped with the Kawasaki’s Traction Control (KTRC) system which reduces engine output when wheelspin is detected, thus improving the traction.

The Kawasaki Concours 14 1400GTR is offered with a starting price of £13699.

Hit the jump for more information on the Kawasaki Concours 14 1400GTR.

Overview

Kawasaki Concours 14 1400GTR

Flagship Tourer

Fueling your distance riding ambitions, the 1400GTR with unique to class variable hydraulic valve timing, linked brakes and advanced traction control shrinks maps and confidently crosses continents.

Features

Kawasaki Concours 14 1400GTR
  • Ninja ZX-14-based 1,352cc inline-four with variable valve timing provides smooth power across a wide rev range
  • Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC) reduces engine output when wheelspin is detected, helping the rear tire to regain grip
  • Kawasaki Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) links front and rear brakes and has two modes to suit different riding styles
  • Aluminum monocoque frame is lightweight, narrow and rigid
  • Tetra-Lever shaft drive offsets the lifting and squatting tendencies of shaft drive
  • Fuel economy assistance mode prioritizes fuel savings, giving up to a 25 percent mileage boost
  • Standard heated grips help provide comfort even in harsh conditions
  • Convenient Kawasaki Intelligent Proximity Activation Starting System (KIPASS)
  • Electrically adjustable windscreen has memory function and suits a variety of riders
  • Includes a 36 month limited factory warranty that can be supplemented with up to an additional 36 months of Kawasaki’s Good Times™ Protection Plan. That’s a total of up to an amazing SIX YEARS of coverage!

2nd Generation K-ACT

K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS enables riders to execute controlled, balanced braking. Designed to complement riders’ applied brake force, K-ACT ABS ensures ideal brake force distribution to maximise braking efficiency.

Tetra-lever shaft drive

To ensure that the GTR’s massive torque is transmitted to the tarmac as efficiently as possible, a highly rigid, dual-sided, 4-link swingarm is used. Called the Tetra-Lever, it is designed to offset the lifting or squatting tendency of shaft drives when the throttle is opened and closed.

Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC)

Kawasaki’s first traction control system was designed to provide rider reassurance by facilitating smooth riding on slippery surfaces. The system looks for difference in front and rear wheel speed. When rear wheel spins (i.e. when rear wheel speed is faster than front wheel speed), engine output is controlled to allow the rear wheel to regain grip.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

To warn riders of any tyre pressure irregularities, tyre pressure sensors are fitted as standard equipment. The system allows the rider to monitor tyre pressure while underway. When tyre pressure falls below 220 kPa, a low pressure warning is displayed. The ability to take into account temperature changes and display values recalculated for 20°C helps prevent false warnings when air expands as the tyres warm up.

1,352cc in-line Four with Variable Valve Timing

Power comes from a ZZR1400-based engine tuned for more low and mid-range torque. This liquid-cooled, 16-valve, In-Line Four features variable valve timing for high torque output at low and medium rpm.

Economical Riding Indicator

The Economical Riding Indicator (ECO) appears on the LCD screen to indicate favourable fuel consumption. Paying attention to conditions that result in the icon appearing can assist riders to maximise their fuel efficiency. The rider must ride in a gentle manner: less than 6,000 rpm, less than 30% throttle, under 100 mph (where permitted)

Colour-matched 35-litre panniers

The large-volume panniers are integrally designed to complement the GTR’s overall styling package. The cases are easily detachable, water-resistant and easily hold a full-face helmet. Mounted as close as possible to the bike’s centreline and the bike’s centre of gravity, their lightweight construction was designed to minimise their influence on the bike’s centre of mass.

Heated Grips

Stepless adjustable heated grips are fitted standard. The rotary switch is located close to the rider for easy access with gloved hands.

KIPASS

KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) is a master key system that allows remote activation of the bike’s main switch and steering lock. For added security, an immobiliser function is incorporated into the ignition system.

Fuel Economy Assistance Mode

Fuel Economy Assistance Mode can be turned on and off by the rider. Turning on this mode on switches the ECU to a leaner fuel map that prioritises fuel economy over driveability. (Ignition timing and fuel injection are set for maximum fuel efficiency.) When on, a icon appears on the LCD screen. The rider must ride in a gentle manner: less than 6,000 rpm, less than 30% throttle, under 100 mph (where permitted)

Taller and wider electrically adjustable wind screen

The electrically adjustable windscreen is now 70 mm taller and is also wider at the top. Its increased height allows air passing over the top of the screen to flow smoothly around the rider’s helmet and the wider top portion of the screen results in less wind striking the rider’s shoulders and upper arms.

Instruments

The GTR’s multi-function display now includes an outside air temperature monitor. Other new instrument functions include the K-ACT mode indicator, Economical Riding Indicator, and Fuel Economy Assistance Mode icon. The mode-Select button on the front of the left grip (where the passing button used to be) increases convenience by allowing the rider to change LCD modes without having to take their hand off the handlebar.

Specifications

Kawasaki Concours 14 1400GTR
Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement1,352 cm³
Bore x stroke84.0 x 61.0 mm
Compression ratio10.7:1
Valve/Induction systemDOHC, 16 valves with variable valve timing
Fuel systemFuel injection: ø40 mm x 4
IgnitionDigital
StartingElectric
LubricationForced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission6-speed, return
Final DriveShaft
Primary reduction ratio1.556 (84/54)
Gear ratios:1st 3.333 (50/15)
Gear ratios:2nd 2.412 (41/17)
Gear ratios:3rd 1.900 (38/20)
Gear ratios:4th 1.545 (34/22)
Gear ratios:5th 1.292 (31/24)
Gear ratios:6th 1.074 (29/27)
Final reduction ratio2.036 (14/22 x 32/10)
ClutchWet multi-disc, manual
Frame typeMonocoque, pressed-aluminium
Rake/Trail26.1° / 112 mm
Wheel travel, front113 mm
Wheel travel, rear136 mm
Tyre, front120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Steering angle, left / right31° / 31°
Suspension, front43 mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
Suspension, rearBottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, Tetra-Lever. Rebound damping: Stepless Spring preload: Fully adjustable
Brakes, frontDual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad
Brakes, rearSingle 270 mm petal disc Opposed 2-piston
Dimensions (L x W x H)2,230 mm x 790 mm x 1,345 mm / 1,465 mm (High position)
Wheelbase1,520 mm
Ground Clearance125 mm
Seat height815 mm
Fuel capacity22 litres
Curb Mass300 kg (304 kg ABS)
Maximum power114 kW 155 PS / 8,800 rpm. 78.2 kW 106 PS / 8,000 rpm (FRA)
Maximum power with RAM Air117.6 kW 160 PS / 8,800 rpm
Maximum torque136 N.m 13.9 kgƒ.m / 6,200 rpm. 121 N.m 12.3 kgƒ.m / 4,500 rpm (FRA)
Price:£13699

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