2015 - 2022 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

It’s a supersport tourer with real supersport DNA

Kawasaki revamped its Concours 14 ABS with a whole slew of improvements in 2015 -- some cosmetic and some for performance.

The sportbike DNA is quite evident in the overall styling, so whether you love it or hate it, you don't ignore the Concours 14 ABS.

Low-speed maneuvering, rider comfort, safety, and handling were all improved.

Revised ABS settings, stiffer rear suspension, reworked first gear ratio, and a heat shield on the exhaust make noticeable improvements to the rider experience.

At the core, the Kawasaki kept the 1,352 cc engine derived from the Ninja ZX™-14R in a chassis tuned for touring.

Even though it comes with more of a tour-tastic torque curve and power delivery, the Ninja roots come out in the performance.

The "touring" side of this sport-tourer is evident in the rider triangle.

By moving the handlebars closer to the rider than they are on the Ninja, you get a more upright and comfortable posture.

Before the revamp in 2015, the proportioning of the linked brakes was a little hinky when trail-breaking into a corner and giving it a little rear brake.

Part of the revamp involved revising the linked ABS proportioning for improved braking performance.

Part of the revamp involved revising the linked ABS proportioning for improved braking performance.The lightweight aluminum monocoque body design allows for a narrow waist.

Vertically-challenged riders will have an easier time wrangling the bike than the 32.1-inch seat height might suggest.

If the stock seat isn't as 'tour-tastic' as you'd like, peruse the accessories catalog for the optional touring seat.

Along with a more cushy ride, the seat is made from anti-UV material that keeps the seat from becoming a butt-burner when left sitting in the sunshine.

The Concours 14 comes standard with color-matched quick-release hard saddlebags that lock and unlock with the ignition key as part of Kawasaki's one-key system.

To stow your gear and your bits and bobs, there is a glove box in the fairing and each saddlebag holds 22 pounds.

MSRP on the 2022 Concours 14 ABS is $16k and comes in Metallic Spark Black.

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