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A motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1986-2006. In 2007 it became the larger-displacement Concours 14, also known as the 1400GTR.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Kawasaki Concours page on 14 December 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

ZG1000 Concours

The Kawasaki Concours, known in Europe as the GTR1000 and in USA as the ZG1000, is a 997 cc, six speed, four cylinder, liquid-cooled sport touring motorcycle with shaft drive. The bike can reach speeds over 190 km/h (120 mph), offers nimble handling and – with its full fairing, tall screen, twin locking panniers, and 28 litres (6.2 imp gal; 7.4 US gal) fuel capacity – is suited to cross-country two-up touring.

Kawasaki introduced the Concours in 1986, based on their Ninja 900 and Ninja 1000R models. Key differences between the Ninja 1000R and the ZG1000 included 32 mm instead of 36 mm carburetors, less aggressively ramped cams, shaft drive, front and rear sub-frames, hard luggage, and full fairing. The Concours was introduced into the USA the year after the slightly faster (137 mph) BMW K100LT at less than two-thirds the price of the BMW machine. Both bikes were tested by the magazine Motorcyclist, which came out in favor of the Kawasaki concluding that it was "the most practical, useful and competent motorcycle made" and "superior to the BMW in almost every aspect imaginable."

From 1986 to 1993 the design was largely unchanged aside from modifications to the screen, handlebars and other very minor changes. In 1994 Kawasaki updated the instrument cluster, forks, controls, front fender, front brakes, and the front wheel. From 1994 to 2006, the design again experienced only minor changes: fork protectors and exhaust tips. As the Concours first generation endured with few revisions, experienced mechanics and used parts are readily available.

The GTR1000 has 10–20 percent less horsepower than the US Concours, varying by country.


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
18 July 2012NHTSA Recall 12V343000
2008-2012 Kawasaki Concours 14
Service Brakes, Hydraulic
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Recall Page - 1 page
20122008 ~ 2012 CONCOURS™ 14 & 14 ABS REAR MASTER CYLINDER ROD END REPLACEMENT WARNING AND RECALL NOTICE
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 97KB - 1 pages
5 April 2012Concours 14 & 14 ABS MAIN FUSE & WIRING
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 426KB - 9 pages
18 July 2012Defect Report Pursuant to 49 CFR Part 573
From: Russel Brenan, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
To: Daniel Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 1.0MB - 2 pages
25 July 2012Brake Pedal and Guard Gap
From: Jennifer Timian, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
To: Russel Brenan, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 48KB - 2 pages
27 July 2012REAR MASTER CYLINDER ROD END REPLACEMENT
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 397KB - 6 pages
31 July 2012Recall No. 12V-343 Supplemental Information
From: Russel Brenan, Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
To: Daniel Smith, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 424KB - 5 pages
25 October 2012SAFETY RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT INFORMATION
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 32KB - 1 pages
24 January 2013SAFETY RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT INFORMATION
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 32KB - 1 pages
10 April 2013SAFETY RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT INFORMATION
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 32KB - 1 pages
11 July 2013SAFETY RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT INFORMATION
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 32KB - 1 pages
15 October 2013SAFETY RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT INFORMATION
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 32KB - 1 pages
31 January 2014SAFETY RECALL QUARTERLY REPORT INFORMATION
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
NHTSA Recall 12V343000

PDF
- 32KB - 1 pages


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