Kawasaki has made some great changes to their top-shelf sport tourer, the Concours 14. Most notably, the Concours gains a complete traction control system, along with revamped fairings and a larger windscreen, and second-generation ABS. It appears that the engineers over at the Green Machine were working overtime to update their biggest bike for the upcoming model year; while most other manufacturers were content to leave their motorcycles virtually unchanged, the Kawasaki also boasts heated grips, a fuel-economy management system, and a neater fit and finish compared to the outgoing model. While the engine and power output remain unchanged, gas mileage improves significantly, as does the two-wheeler’s handling. Aesthetically, the Concours seems to suffer from side-vent overkill, but we are willing to make an exception due to the overwhelming number of high-tech options offered. All this technology comes at a price though-the Concours 14 with ABS starts at $15,299.
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