The Concours 14—a two-time Cycle World Ten Best winner in the Sport-Touring category—received numerous changes to improve comfort and safety. After a now-you-see-it, now-you-don't traction-control episode on the ZX-10R in 2008, the Concours 14 gets the honor of being the first production Kawasaki with a factory-installed traction-control system, dubbed KTRC. On the braking side, the dual-mode K-ACT II "coactive" ABS system offers sport-oriented tuning and is designed to "complement the rider's brake inputs with supplementary force enhancements for improved braking performance on a wide variety of riding surfaces." One braking mode is optimized for sport riding with more distinct front-to-rear braking control left to the rider. The other mode—called High Combined—adds more combined braking force on application of the rear pedal, intention being better stopping while riding two-up or during more mellow touring. The most welcome tweaks to this fine, high-speed sporty bike are improved heat management to keep the rider cooler and a 2.8-inch-taller windscreen (still electrically adjustable) for smoother airflow and better weather protection. Sharper bodywork styling, heated grips, retuned suspension and new Bridgestone BT021 tires (for lighter handling) are bonuses. The non-ABS version's MSRP is $14,599, while the ABS model goes for $15,299. The one available color combination is Candy Neptune Blue/Flat Super Black.