Best Sport-Touring Bike: Kawasaki Concours 14

Forget the executive jet, Kawasaki’s Concours 14 flies. And you can land it on any runway, especially curvy ones!

Best Sport-Touring Bike: Kawasaki Concours 14 - Ten Best Bikes 2010

Best Sport-Touring Bike: Kawasaki Concours 14
Read More: Kawasaki Concours 14Cycle World

Speed. Power. Handling. Agility. Stability. Comfort. Payload. It’s hard enough to pack all those endearing qualities into a motorcycle, and it’s even more rare to find them in great quantities in any one machine. But that’s what Kawasaki has accomplished with the Concours 14. It dances through the twists and turns of backroads as though that was its sole purpose in life, yet it glides down the open road with the greatest of ease, chewing up the miles smoothly, easily, comfortably. And the ZX-14-derived engine delivers what might be the most deceptive flow of eyeball-flattening acceleration offered by any motorcycle ever built. The big Conc won this award in the first two years of its existence, 2008 and ’09, then rolled into 2010 boasting numerous improvements and upgrades that further cemented its status as the finest sport-tourer on the planet.

Kawasaki Concours 14 010

Kawasaki Concours 14 009

Kawasaki Concours 14 008

Kawasaki Concours 14 007

Kawasaki Concours 14 006

Kawasaki Concours 14 005

Kawasaki Concours 14 004

Kawasaki Concours 14 003

Kawasaki Concours 14 002

Kawasaki Concours 14 001