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Reviewed on February 22, 2023

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4.0
The Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is a powerful touring motorcycle designed for those who enjoy long-distance rides. It is equipped with an advanced Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) that provides the rider with the utmost safety and control, even under challenging terrain and weather conditions. The ABS... read more
The Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS is a powerful touring motorcycle designed for those who enjoy long-distance rides. It is equipped with an advanced Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) that provides the rider with the utmost safety and control, even under challenging terrain and weather conditions. The ABS system also helps to reduce the risk of skidding during emergency braking or cornering maneuvers. Furthermore, it helps to maintain stability and control when riding in extreme conditions such as rain, snow or ice. With its advanced technology, the Concours 14 ABS offers a safe yet thrilling ride that will leave you with unforgettable memories.
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Reviewed on June 23, 2016

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5.0
Replacing a 2002 Aprillia Futura. It was my favorite bike. Tha Kawi is a good ride and I am learning to love it. When the bike is moving, I am liking the bike very much. Only comment is that when cornering, the bike requires a bit of pressure to stay in the curve. When handling at slow speed,... read more
Replacing a 2002 Aprillia Futura. It was my favorite bike. Tha Kawi is a good ride and I am learning to love it. When the bike is moving, I am liking the bike very much. Only comment is that when cornering, the bike requires a bit of pressure to stay in the curve. When handling at slow speed, weight is taking some getting used to. Handling on slopes is a challenge. Stock seat not too comfortable and I will replace it.
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Reviewed on November 4, 2014

RV reviewed 2012 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS view listing

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This is an awesome motorcycle! The comfort of a tourer, I hate feeling like I'm laying on the gas tank, but the power to take off like a rocket! All the features are awesome from the heated grips (which are very handy this time of year in Michigan), the ABS and the adjustable windshield. ... read more
This is an awesome motorcycle! The comfort of a tourer, I hate feeling like I'm laying on the gas tank, but the power to take off like a rocket! All the features are awesome from the heated grips (which are very handy this time of year in Michigan), the ABS and the adjustable windshield. The only thing Kawasaki should've done to make this a truly top rate Sport-Tourer was add cruise control as a standard feature. I'd pay the extra money for cruise control.
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Reviewed on August 6, 2013

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The bike is well balanced even for my short height. After installing a low seat from Sargent, I can flat foot the bike. Power delivery is almost perfect but a little soft under 2,000 rpm. Other than that, it's as smooth as silk especially the transmission. I get about 47 mpg. mixed... read more
The bike is well balanced even for my short height. After installing a low seat from Sargent, I can flat foot the bike. Power delivery is almost perfect but a little soft under 2,000 rpm. Other than that, it's as smooth as silk especially the transmission. I get about 47 mpg. mixed city/highway. It's a very comfortable ride and well behaved in the curves. The KIPASS systems take a little to get used to, but when you do, it's fine. All the safety features of this bike have already saved me more than once. I can't ask for anything more from a Sport Tourer.
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Reviewed on June 11, 2012

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I bought it new in North Carolina, all black. I rode it back home to Canada via The Tail. I did rent an '08 in Colorado and loved that but the '12 is better. Stock seat is comfortable for 600 miles. I'm going to add a 1/2" handle bar risers. I also need lowering links for my height just for flat... read more
I bought it new in North Carolina, all black. I rode it back home to Canada via The Tail. I did rent an '08 in Colorado and loved that but the '12 is better. Stock seat is comfortable for 600 miles. I'm going to add a 1/2" handle bar risers. I also need lowering links for my height just for flat footing at stops. It handles like a 600cc bike even though it weighs 2X. I'd recommend it highly to anyone looking for a sport tourer.
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Reviewed on July 16, 2011

RV reviewed 2010 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS view listing

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I like everything about this bike, although I have added some accessories. No hiccups at all so far. It has gobs of power, it's easy to handle/agile and on top of all that, it looks great. It is fast, hard to hold down. I have found the seat to be uncomfortable after about 100 miles or one... read more
I like everything about this bike, although I have added some accessories. No hiccups at all so far. It has gobs of power, it's easy to handle/agile and on top of all that, it looks great. It is fast, hard to hold down. I have found the seat to be uncomfortable after about 100 miles or one hour of riding.
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Reviewed on June 16, 2011

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I just bought the 2011 model I don`t think it is different than the 2010 model. For a bike this size and weight, it handles well. I can't comment much on the power because I`m still breaking it in under 4,000 rpm. The storage is great. The only con I have is too much vibration through the... read more
I just bought the 2011 model I don`t think it is different than the 2010 model. For a bike this size and weight, it handles well. I can't comment much on the power because I`m still breaking it in under 4,000 rpm. The storage is great. The only con I have is too much vibration through the handle bars.
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Reviewed on May 18, 2011

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I've ridden a lot of bikes over the years, and I must say in the years I've been riding, this is by far the best bike I have owned. The power and torque of the 1400cc engine is sneaky fast, and for a bike that weighs almost 700 lbs., it handles very well. ABS, traction control, STD heated... read more
I've ridden a lot of bikes over the years, and I must say in the years I've been riding, this is by far the best bike I have owned. The power and torque of the 1400cc engine is sneaky fast, and for a bike that weighs almost 700 lbs., it handles very well. ABS, traction control, STD heated grips, adjustable windscreen, this bike has all the features you want in a sport tourer. If you've been in the market for a sport tourer type bike, don't hesitate for a second to get the Concours 14, you won't be disappointed. Kawasaki did a great job with this bike!
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Reviewed on October 11, 2010

RV reviewed 2009 Kawasaki Concours 14 view listing

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I'm just about to take my Concours 14 ABS in for its first service. So far, it has been 450 miles of awesome, grinning fun. This bike does everything well - power, performance and handling. I chose very carefully among the sport touring bikes, and I picked a... read more
I'm just about to take my Concours 14 ABS in for its first service. So far, it has been 450 miles of awesome, grinning fun. This bike does everything well - power, performance and handling. I chose very carefully among the sport touring bikes, and I picked a winner!
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Reviewed on October 6, 2010

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Overall, I am very happy with the C-14. It is comfortable, reliable, powerful and smooth as silk. The forums reveal that some owners have had issues with the KI-PASS system, heat, bad OEM tires, leaks, loose header bolts ,etc. but mine has been trouble free so far. However, I did replace the... read more
Overall, I am very happy with the C-14. It is comfortable, reliable, powerful and smooth as silk. The forums reveal that some owners have had issues with the KI-PASS system, heat, bad OEM tires, leaks, loose header bolts ,etc. but mine has been trouble free so far. However, I did replace the tires at 3000 miles due to excess wear on the Bridgestone BT-021s, which were a poor choice for this bike. The engine heat can be rough on a hot day but welcomed on a cold one. The engine performance is excellent, with good fueling, tremendous power over 5000 RPM and no flat spots. The transmission and clutch are super smooth. The handling is very good for a big bike like this one. The weight and top heaviness disappear when flying along a winding road and the brakes are strong. I considered Yamaha FJR 1300 and Honda ST 1300 but the Kawi motor sold me. I got the non-ABS version but if I had it to do over again I would opt for ABS, just because a bike of this size is hard to handle during a panic stop on a less than perfect road or in the rain.
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