How many horsepower is a Kawasaki Concours?
158 hp @
Kawasaki Concours 14 Specifications
|Engine & Drivetrain:|
|Maximum Power:||158 hp @ 8,800 rpm|
|Maximum Torque:||100 lb-ft @ 6,200 rpm|
|Fuel System:||DFI® with four 40 mm throttle bodies|
Is Kawasaki Concours comfortable?
Overall, it is very comfortable and has more than enough performance. The heat and cornering are issues but not major by any means. I’ve had lots of bikes and lots of miles. You’ll be very happy with the Concours 14.
When did the Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours come out?
In the 1980s factory sport-touring bikes were predominantly European, with most of those boasting the BMW roundel and ridden by well-heeled riders. Then, in 1986, Kawasaki dropped the ZG1000 Concours into the mix, making a sporty bike with a factory fairing and hard luggage affordable to all.
What happened to the Kawasaki Concours?
The Concours was born in an era of ceaseless model changes that left some riders complaining that their just-bought bikes were old hat before the new wore off. In response Kawasaki pledged not to change the Concours for five years. Despite the promise, the second-year Concours got higher bars and a less turbulent windscreen—but no one complained.
Are there any problems with the 1986 Concours?
The 1986 Concours had problems with soft valves suffering “tuliping” (the valve edges rolling into a cupped shape). If worried, a leakdown test will reveal it. There are camshafts (all model years) that show scuffing and pitting of the lobes but I know of no engines self destructing because of it.
How high is the seat height of the Concours?
The Concours’ seat height is 31 inches but there are ways to lower that an inch or two. Getting your feet firmly planted on the ground is important. Padding around with your feet means watching where you step. One false move and down she goes. Gravity never sleeps. I don’t like the riding position of Sport Bikes.