Concourse 14 / GTR1400
  HOME ARTICLES JOIN GALLERY STORE SPONSORS MARKETPLACE CONTACT US  
Register | FAQ | Search | Memberlist
Username:    Password:       Forgot your password?
BIKELAND > FORUMS > CONCOURS14.com > Thread: Concours to get 14R engine? NEW TOPIC NEW POLL POST REPLY
Mach3


Parking Attendant
Posts: 15
posted July 20, 2012 05:00 AM        
Concours to get 14R engine?

I wonder if we will see the 14R motor in the Concours any time soon. Of course in would be detuned to the same level as the current engine is to last years 14.

  Ignore this member   
Mach3


Parking Attendant
Posts: 15
posted July 23, 2012 05:15 AM        
Just think it would be pretty awesome to have possibly 15-20 HP and 5-10 LB-FT more than it all ready has. It would be close to the BMW 1600GT in the low end.
  Ignore this member   
Goldwingmann


Expert Class
Posts: 336
posted August 06, 2012 07:44 AM        
Am counting on it..just a matter of time.....
  Ignore this member   
FastestBusaAround


Needs a life
I eat Fish...
Posts: 7729
posted September 21, 2012 05:37 AM        
Don't - it will never happen. You will never see 200 HP in the Connie.
____________
FYYFF!!!

  Ignore this member    Click here to visit FastestBusaAround's homepage. 
Mach3


Parking Attendant
Posts: 15
posted September 27, 2012 09:30 AM        
I'm thinking about 150-160 RWHP and 95-105 RWTQ not 200.
The rated HP is at 155 and 102 LB. FT of TORQUE.
So the rating would be possibly 175 HP and 115 LB. FT. of TORQUE.
To me this sounds reasonable and also there are a lot of buyers out there if they do this.
(ARE YOU LISTENING KAWASAKI!)

  Ignore this member   
Goldwingmann


Expert Class
Posts: 336
posted January 02, 2013 02:54 PM        
Detuning the 14r engine puts it into the 175 HP category with a good exhaust system. ABS was never on a 14r until this year......now it is standard equipment...

They have to be able to sell more bikes....the way to do it is upgraded power....they have to make the market want to buy new bikes for a reason....the guys who can't handle the power can stick with the stock models....but when you want to move up...that 14r engine is just so unbelievable powerful....it will really be great to have it.

I will be first in line in my store to get the first one made...can't wait!

  Ignore this member   
Silver Hawk


Zone Head
addition to riding no rehab4me
Posts: 725
posted January 21, 2013 08:23 PM        
I dont think that shaft can handle but so much power and take in account two riders and bags full..snap city?
____________
2008 Concours ABS 23k miles in a yr Sold
2009 R1 16k miles in a yr Sold
2005 Honda Goldwing..6k miles in 2 months ..Sold
2012 Concours ABS 5k in 1 month..Sold
2011 ZX 10r 2k in 1 month...Sold..
2012 ZX 10R ABS black and red 144 miles as of 4-23-2013 sold.
2013 F6B deluxe sold
Back to the 2012 Connie present
2014 Green and Black ZX14r ..Beast mode!! present.

  Ignore this member    Click here to visit Silver Hawk's homepage. 
SpazOnaConcours


Parking Attendant
Posts: 21
posted March 07, 2013 10:01 AM        
Shaft drive set-up will handle it just fine.... I've done the research.
  Ignore this member   
Mach3


Parking Attendant
Posts: 15
posted June 12, 2013 04:16 AM        
Hope to see this happen. That and a few other upgrades would be a seller.
What other upgrades should Kawasaki make.

  Ignore this member   
RubiconMike


Parking Attendant
Ride-on!
Posts: 3
posted June 27, 2013 10:31 AM        
The C10 had one major upgrade (I think it was '94 when they changed the fork and dash), other than that, it was unchanged from what, 1986 - 2007? One of the reasons they can keep the cost low (compared to many other sport/tourers) is because of that.

I doubt Kawa will ever make a major design change (new frame, etc.) just to add about 10% more power. It would be cheaper to upgrade the current motor to full ZX 14 specs.

If history is any guide, they will keep making the current C14 with minor upgrades until it is completely outdated (sometime in the 2030s) then come up with a completely new and fresh class leader.
____________
Two wheels good, four wheels bad.

  Ignore this member   
All times are America/Va < Previous Thread     Next Thread >
Quick Reply:

Email Notification: Send all replies to your email address.
BIKELAND > FORUMS > CONCOURS14.com > Thread: Concours to get 14R engine? NEW TOPIC NEW POLL POST REPLY

FEATURED NEWS   Bikeland News RSS Feed

HEADLINES   Bikeland News RSS Feed


Copyright 2000-2014 Bikeland Media
Please refer to our terms of service for further information
0.637083053589 seconds processing time