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.
|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|
|Valve system||DOHC, 16 valves||DOHC, 16 valves|
|Carburetion||Keihin CVK30 x 4||Keihin CVK32 x 4|
|Ignition||Electronic with vacuum advance||Electronic|
|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|