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Motorcycle Road Tests Index for 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

Gives motorcycle road tests that appeared in major motorcycle magazines or electronic magazines for the 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS motorcycle model.

Magazine Articles:

Cycle World -- October 2007, page 40 -- Potential Energy: Pulling the trigger on the 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14

    "We spent plenty of time riding the Big Slab and, sure, the Concours 14 was comfortable (the seat is on the firm side, though) and wind protection good, but sport-touring's heart is in comfortably and capably ripping up backroads. The Concours 14 satisfies. Steering is light, with a small amount of pressure on the inside bar required for the bike to hold its line in corners. But on-power, off-power, the bike never deviates from your chosen arc." -- Mark Hoyer, Executive Editor

Rider -- October 2007, page 32 -- Conquest Concours: 2008 Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS

    "Braking the Concours 14 is almost a no-brainer with its excellent binders front and rear -- my only wish is for more range in the adjustable brake lever. Otherwise the bike stops hard and evenly with or without the ABS engaged, though I noticed that used alone the back brake felt a little wooden and pulses when the ABS kicks in. The front stops evenly without so much as a squeak from the tire, though, even hauled down from 60 mph when riding two-up. Kawasaki's non-linked ABS system is well-suited to sportier riding, and at just 9 pounds is well worth the extra bit of weight." -- Mark Tuttle Jr., Editor

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