News from Kawasaki:
The long-distance rider’s bike
The Kawasaki Concours™ motorcycle is designed for well-seasoned sport-touring riders
who demand spirited performance from their machine, as well as the comfort and convenience
needed for extended road trips.
As a true sport-touring motorcycle, the Concours handles twisty backroads as easily as it
cruises the highway, thanks to a rigid chassis and 997cc liquid-cooled four-cylinder engine. The
engine produces strong power throughout the rev range and a gear-driven counterbalancer
smoothes vibration. The engine is matched to a six-speed transmission to keep the engine at a
relaxed rpm at highway speeds.
Of course, comfort is a high priority on the Concours. It features a triple-density foam
saddle, which is deeply contoured to comfortably seat both the rider and passenger. A full fairing
creates an aerodynamic envelope for two when riding in a relaxed, upright riding position. Two
lockable bins are on either side of the fairing for added convenience.
The Concours also features a 7.5-gallon fuel tank for long-distance touring, and locking
luggage detaches with the flip of a latch for overnight trips. Plus, the smooth flowing lines of the
Concours adds an aesthetic touch, and special panels can be secured to the sides when the
saddlebags and mounting brackets are removed.
Features and Benefits
Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use
Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running
Includes temperature gauge
Radiator with Auxiliary Cooling Fan
Engine is maintained at optimum temperature for best performance, fuel economy and reliability
Four-valve Cylinder Head
Better breathing for more power at high rpm
Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation on today’s gasolines
Boosts low-end torque
Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
Gear-driven Engine Balancer
Smoothes engine vibration for comfort on the road
Lower vibration levels increase electrical component life
Increased reliability and durability
Conveniently located choke makes starting and warm-up easier
Push-to-Cancel Turn Signals
No fumbling, just a simple push on the switch cancels the turn signals
A gear for every situation gives better acceleration
Allows more relaxed highway cruising while utilizing the engine’s full potential
Kawasaki’s exclusive Positive Neutral Finder
Transistor-controlled Breakerless Ignition with Electronic Timing Advance
A hot spark at all rpm for easy starting, smooth running and good fuel economy
Two lockable bins in the fairing for convenience
Instrumentation based on the NINJA® ZX-11 sportbike also includes a digital clock
Provides an aerodynamic envelope for rider and passenger
Special cool-air ventilation ducts to maximize comfort
Triple Density Foam Seat
Deeply contoured seat gives exceptional comfort two-up on long trips
7.5-gallon Fuel Tank
Provides exceptional touring range
Locking Detachable Luggage
Detaches with the flip of a latch
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Bottom-link UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension with Four-way Rebound Damping
Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride
Lightweight aluminum components provide quick suspension response
Remote adjuster makes it easy to tune the suspension based on riding style, load and road conditions
Features air-adjustable shock absorber
Dual Front Disc Brakes
Balanced actuation caliper front disc brake for excellent feel and long pad wear
Large, 300mm diameter front discs are drilled to reduce unsprung weight
Reliable stopping power under demanding conditions
Wide rims handle large, low-profile radial tires
Quiet and low maintenance
2005 KAWASAKI CONCOURS™ SPECIFICATIONS*
Engine Four-stroke, DOHC, 16-valve in-line four
Bore x stroke 74.0 x 58.0mm
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Carburetion Keihin CVK32 x 4
Ignition Transistor Controlled Breakerless Ignition (TCBI)
with electronic advance
Final drive Shaft
Frame High-tensile steel diamond design
Rake / trail 28.5° / 4.8 in.
Suspension, front 41mm preload-adjustable fork
Suspension, rear Air-adjustable UNI-TRAK® single-shock system
with four-way adjustable rebound damping
Wheel travel, front 5.5 in.
Wheel travel, rear 5.5 in.
Tire, front 120/70VR18 tubeless radial
Tire, rear 150/80VR16 tubeless radial
Brakes, front / rear Dual hydraulic discs / Single hydraulic disc
Overall length 90.2 in.
Overall width 36.6 in.
Overall height 55.7 in.
Ground clearance 5.1 in.
Seat height 31.1 in.
Dry weight 595 lbs.
Fuel capacity 7.5 gal.
Wheelbase 61.2 in.
Color Pearl Luster Beige/Metallic Dark Bronze