2007 Kawasaki 1400GTR
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Aluminium monocoque frame, radial-mount calipers, inverted fork, Ram Air - in
short, everything you'd expect on a top-of-the-line supersport model. But, the
new 1400GTR represents an entirely new genre of high-performance
motorcycle: the Transcontinental Supersport. Starting with breathtaking engine
performance, sublime handling and slim riding position thanks to an
emphatically supersport core, the new GTR adds shaft drive, panniers,
electrically adjustable windscreen and a host of other features that make it the
most impressive long-distance flagship-class machine on the market today.
And because it's a Kawasaki, the GTR is naturally designed to do much more
than just take a rider from point A to point B. Not only an awe-inspiring mileeater,
with its sporting heritage the GTR cuts up mountain roads like a true
supersport bike. For those riders who cross countries and continents the way
others cross the city, this machine offers riders more excitement than anything
else in its category.
Most riders carry a driver's license; GTR riders will want to take their passports,
Brilliant Handling on Mountain Roads
Although the GTR is a physically impressive machine, as soon as riders flip up the side
stand they'll be astonished at the bike's lightweight feel. And thanks to variable valve
timing the GTR's engine performance is just as remarkable. Ultra-low-rpm and midrange
torque output is simply breathtaking, as is the effortless acceleration from any
speed. From low rpm to high, the GTR churns out a silky spread of linear and
impressive power. How impressive? Off-the-line acceleration is actually a match for that
of the ZZR1400! And it spite of the GTR's touring-facilitating equipment, it offers a bank
angle on par with the ZZR1400, with excellent steering feedback from the rigid chassis,
inverted fork and other high-spec running gear. The all-weather ABS brake system
features radial-mount front calipers operated by a radial-pump master cylinder, for the
superb control and powerful, reliable braking performance that continent-crossing sport
riders demand. Belying its tourer-like appearance, the GTR's phenomenally responsive
handling characteristics make standard tourers seem like transports by comparison.
Touring Equipment for the Sporting Rider
An electrically adjustable windscreen, shaft drive and standard panniers mean the GTR
is always ready for a transcontinental jaunt. But these are more than mere "touring"
features. Wind protection for rider and passenger is based on a supersport-style design
philosophy, aerodynamically curving wind around the riders to reduce buffeting that
occurs when wind curls around screens that simply "block" the wind. Maintenance
chores on long-distance trips are minimised thanks to quiet and reliable shaft drive.
Featuring a special four-shaft design, the Tetra-Lever shaft drive system significantly
reduces driveline lash during sport riding and ensures smooth acceleration when
exploiting the engine's immense power output. In fact, power delivery to the rear wheel
is so smooth and so direct that it gives the same natural ride quality as a chain.
The pannier cases feature a slim, integrated design which mounts the cases closer to
the machine's centreline, for excellent centralisation of mass. Tyre pressure sensors at
the front and rear wheels monitor changes in air pressure and display this information on
the instrument panel, giving riders peace of mind during high-speed riding or when
carving up a mountain road. In short, with all the equipment needed for safe and exciting
long-distance riding mated to a decidedly supersport core, the new 1400GTR amplifies
all the best riding features that motorcycling has to offer.
In addition to its high level of sporting performance, the new GTR has the functional
performance of a Grand Tourismo machine. Features include KI-PASS (Kawasaki's
Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System), the first electronic authorisation system in
its class, and an AC power outlet located under the cockpit for powering grip heaters
and other accessories.
Kawasaki's Transcontinental Supersport bike
The new 1400GTR, designed for riders whose love of high-performance sport
riding takes them from one country to the next - and then the next.
1,352 cm3 engine with variable valve timing
Aluminium monocoque frame
Ram Air system
Triple petal disc brakes
Radial-pump brake master cylinder
Radial-pump clutch master cylinder
Steep bank angle
Tetra-Lever shaft drive
Electrically adjustable windscreen
Comfortably up-right position
Hand-adjustable rear preload
KI-PASS (Kawasaki's Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System)
Tyre air-pressure sensor
Glove box on the fuel tank cover
Metallic Diablo Black