1997 Kawasaki Voyager XII and Concours Motorcycles
1997 Kawasaki Voyager XII and Concours Motorcycles

All across the land, there are places almost begging to be explored. And whether you take the interstate or winding mountain switchbacks, Kawasaki offers two affordable touring machines ready to fulfill your adventurous spirit. Introducing the 1997 Voyager XII and Concours. Take the plush scenic route with the agile, yet quick, technologically advanced 1196 cc, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC Voyager XII (right). Go ahead, pack all the creature comforts of home. Kawasaki built this touring rig to accommodate stacks of gear with its three huge luggage trunks - more than enough space for two people on the road.

And, for those of you still pounding hoops and jumping rope, perhaps a more sporting challenge is appropriate. Something nimble, like the sporty Concours (left). You get the convenience and comfort of a touring machine, ample luggage capacity with removable saddlebags*, but with a rejuvenating injection of world-class Ninja performance and handling, for the adrenaline rush to excite your sporting instincts. Either way, Kawasaki's got your traveling needs covered.

*Accessory top box available for Concours. See your dealer for details.

Specifications Voyager XIIConcours
Engine type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled in-line four 4-stroke, liquid-cooled in-line four
Displacement 1196 cc 997 cc
Bore and stroke 78 x 62.6 mm 74 x 58 mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1 10.2:1
Valve system DOHC, 16 valves DOHC, 16 valves
Carburetion Keihin CVK30 x 4 Keihin CVK32 x 4
Ignition Electronic with vacuum advance Electronic
Starting Electric Electric
transmission 5-speed with Positive Neutral Finder 6-speed with Positive Neutral Finder
Frame type Double cradle, high-tensile steel with removable right downtube Diamond, high-tensile steel
Rake/trail 30 deg/4.8 inches 28.5 deg/4.8 inches
Suspension, front 41 mm equalized air fork with remote filler 41 mm fork with adjustable preload
Suspension, rear Equalized air shocks with remote filler and adjustable rebound damping UNI-TRAK with adjustable preload, rebound damping and air pressure
Wheel travel, front/rear 5.5/3.9 inches 5.5/5.5 inches
Tires, front/rear Tubeless; M130/90-16; M150/90-15 M/C Tubeless radial; 120/70-R18 59V; 150/80-R16 71V
Brakes, front/rear Dual Discs/disc Dual Discs/disc
Wheelbase 63.8 inches 61.2 inches
Seat height 29.7 inches 32 inches
Fuel capacity 6.1 gallons 7.5 gallons
Dry weight 729 pounds 595 pounds
Colors Candy Cardinal Red/Cosmic Splendor Red Luminous Windsor Green/Pearl Cosmic Gray

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