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Kawasaki ZG1000A
Manufacturer Kawasaki
Also called , Concours
Production 86-06
Engine 1000cc
Sparkplug BA8ES '86
D8EA '87-95 , '98-06
Battery YB18L-A '86 , '87-95 , '98-06
Front Tire 120/70-18 '98-06
110/80-18 '86 , '87-95
Rear Tire 150/80-16 '86 , '87-95 , '98-06
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The Kawasaki ZG1000A is a motorcycle produced by Kawasaki from 1986 to 2006.

The ZG1000 Kawasaki Concours (known in Europe as GTR1000) is a 997cc, six speed, four cylinder, liquid cooled sport-touring motorcycle with a shaft drive. It has enough "sports" power to cruise at triple-digit speeds and is designed to negotiate twisty, canyon, mountain, or back-country roads with ease. With a full fairing, tall windshield, two removable locking luggage cases, and a 7.5 gallon gas tank that uses regular unleaded gas, The "Connie" will carry its pilot and passenger, plus accoutrements, across a continent in relative comfort and economy hence the "touring" part of the "sports-touring" depiction. The main difference between the GTR1000 and the American "Concours" is the GTR1000 has between 10 and 20 percent less horsepower depending on the regulations of the importing country.

The Concours may be the best definition of the "ultimate utilitarian" motorcycle, since it has been around a long time, is generally very reliable, can be used for weekend "get aways," for multi-week cross-country excursions, is an able commuter bike, can handle many errands, and is considered the best motorcycle value in its class. Often referred to as motorcycling's "Best Bang For The Buck".

2004 Kawasaki Concours

In an era when the evolution of a motorycle model may seem as short-lived as some women's fashions, the Concours is unique in having been around since 1986 without many revisions. A Concours manufactured in 1986 looks largely similar to one manufactured in 2006. Due to its longevity, many motorycle mechanics already have experience working on Concours motorcycles, which means a new owner has a better chance of receiving experienced service on the bike. As well, for a do-it-yourself mechanic, there exists a substantial market for used parts that can be purchased at reduced prices through motorcycle salvage yards. There is also a fair amount of after-market accessories available to a Concours owner to better personalize his/her vehicle.

An additional benefit to the Concours owner is the support of the Concours Owners Group which is comprised of helpful, knowledgeable and in some cases, quite passionate members who enjoy their Concours and like to help other Concours riders.


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1986

1986 Kawasaki Concours in Gray
1986 Kawasaki Concours in Gray
1986 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A1) in Silver
1986 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A1) in Silver


1987

1987 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000) in Maroon
1987 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000) in Maroon
1987 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000) in Maroon


1999

1999 Kawasaki Concours in Purple
1999 Kawasaki Concours in Purple
1999 Kawasaki Concours in Purple
1999 Kawasaki Concours in Purple
1999 Kawasaki Concours in Purple
1999 Kawasaki Concours in Purple


2000

2000 Kawasaki Concours in Red
2000 Kawasaki Concours in Red
2000 Kawasaki Concours in Red
2000 Kawasaki Concours in Red
2000 Kawasaki Concours in Red



2001

2001 Kawasaki Concours in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A16) in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A16) in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A16) in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A16) in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A16) in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A16) in Blue
2001 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A16) in Blue


2002

2002 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000) in Silver


2003

2003 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A18) in Red
2003 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A18) in Red
2003 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A18) in Red
2003 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000-A18) in Red
2003 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000) in Red
2003 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000) in Red
2003 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000) in Red
2003 Kawasaki Concours (ZG1000) in Red
2003 Kawasaki ZG1000-A18 in Maroon
2003 Kawasaki ZG1000-A18 in Maroon
2003 Kawasaki ZG1000-A18 in Maroon
2003 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours in Maroon
2003 Kawasaki ZG1000 Concours in Maroon


2006

2006 Kawasaki Concours in blue


Specs

External Links

Concours Owners Group (COG)

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