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Here comes the competition

Kawasaki will be unveiling their new GTR 1400 sport tourer in the next couple of days. I just pulled this picture and info off a Spanish web site. www.motocompeticion.com/noticias/noticia1271.htm. It has ABS, a motorized windshield and the motor out of the ZZR 1400 that is supposed to be barely detuned. It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the GT and FJR!!!!
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If it has a chain drive.................. then, who cares!
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It is shaft drive.
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Looks interesting.

Joe, I'll take that old, out-of-date GT off your hands. For a friend, you understand.

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2007 Kawasaki GTR1400


Kawasaki has its own take on Touring. The result is the new GTR1400 (2008 model year) that represents a totally new concept in high performance motorcycles: The Supersport Tourer.

Starting with an engine that offers breath-taking performance, impecable managebility, and an extremely comfortable riding position, the new GTR1400 incorporates technical solutions that make it unbeatable over long distances.

The new GTR1400 is built to a high standard, keeping true to the company's performance tradition. Thanks to being the first in its class to carry a VVT (Variable Valve Timing) system, and a variable distribution system (variable length induction???), the efficiency of the GTR engine is very impressive. Together the two provide power from very low and middle in the rev range, that'll stand your hair on end, as well as acceleration anywhere in the regime. Thanks to the new final drive system, via Tretra-Lever (similar to BMW's shaft drive???), that delivers power to the rear wheel with the same smooth action of a traditional chain drive.

Like its engine, the chassis of the GTR is based on the ZZR1400. There have been some modifications to the chassis and riding position to increase the comfort of this aluminum monocoque frame but its sport qualities remain intact. The new GTR 1400, as well as the ZZR1400, is dedicated to sharp handling thanks to the rigid chassis, the inverted fork, and other high tech touches. All this, combined with the latest generation ABS raises the braking to a level on par with the best Supersports, and make the new GTR1400 the only Tourer in the world with a monocoque, leaving the competition far behind.

In addition to Sport performance the new GTR1400 provides features like an electrically adjustable windshield, large capacity luggage, tire pressure sensors, KI-PASS (a swipe card ignition key), and an AC power source under the dash.

For those who cross countries and continents like others cross cities, the new GTR1400 gives more of everything than anyother bike in its catergory.
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Thanks, now I know I won't have regrets buying the GT

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I'm guessing they'll want about $15K. Price will be a factor in the value....
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We've heard these rumors before. I'll believe it when I see it.


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2007 Kawasaki GTR1400 Kawasaki has its own take on Touring. The result is the new GTR1400 (2008 model year) that represents a totally new concept in high performance motorcycles: The Supersport Tourer.

....................the ZZR1400, is dedicated to sharp handling thanks to the rigid chassis, the inverted fork, and other high tech touches. All this, combined with the latest generation ABS raises the braking to a level on par with the best Supersports, and make the new GTR1400 the only Tourer in the world with a monocoque, leaving the competition far behind.
Did I hear somebody say it was slab sided....

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Thanks, now I know I won't have regrets buying the GT
I am also very happy with my GT and to look at the Kawasaki doesn't make me want to jump right out and buy one. I hope the Kawasaki gives great competition to BMW and Yamaha as this will only serve to make the segment better. I really think this is the motorcycling segment that will show strong growth over the next decade.

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It's real and it's magnificant (but it ain't a beemer ).

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Kawasaki will be unveiling their new GTR 1400 sport tourer in the next couple of days. I just pulled this picture and info off a Spanish web site. www.motocompeticion.com/noticias/noticia1271.htm. It has ABS, a motorized windshield and the motor out of the ZZR 1400 that is supposed to be barely detuned. It will be interesting to see how this stacks up against the GT and FJR!!!!
no shit! Kawasaki Got sick and tired of being last int he sport touring market I guess!

if that is a "barley" detuned 1400 Kawaski sport bike engine, watch yamaha! your about to get your rear end kicked! that 1400 is a sweet looking ride, bet it flys and after riding a certain lis tmembers Ninja thingamabob, i bet there is no vibration to speak of at all!

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dang ... wish i'd seen it B4 they took it down.
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Take a look a couple of posts up. There's a link to the Kawasaki UK website.

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Actual pics here

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Dang, Todd, beat me to it!


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I'll splash 'm full screen:





And here's the source

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The bags look quite......spacious.





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Cockpit shot.....


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Not a --

single sided swing arm though

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single sided swing arm though
Having owned many Jap bikes, as well as BMWs, I'm trying to understand why that's such an important concern.
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Cockpit shot.....
What's with the funny turn signal buttons?

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Much easier to change tires with a single-sided swing arm. Of course, on the GT you have to move the muffler out of the way first.

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Having owned many Jap bikes, as well as BMWs, I'm trying to understand why that's such an important concern.
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Silly me, I guess I'm missing the point of all this......

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