VIDEO: New 2015 Kawasaki 1400 GTR uncovered at EICMA 2014

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We feel that Kawasaki has decided to sweep the audience off its feet this year as the Japanese two-wheeler major introduced a slew of new and updated products for 2015. One of the products that received an upgrade was Kawasaki’s touring tool, the 1400 GTR. Kawasaki claims that the new 1400 GTR is built on the transcontinental performance of its predecessor and the new updated model adds a number of changes for improved comfort, along with some engine and chassis fine-tuning for increased riding pleasure.

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The new Kawasaki 1400GTR features a 1352cc VVT equipped in-line four-cylinder engine that puts out 155 PS (160 PS with RAM Air) of power and 136Nm of torque. Kawasaki also claims that the new aerodynamically optimised wind-screen plus an ergonomically sculpted supportive seat and additional genuine accessory options lets the new 1400GTR shrinks even the largest maps and confidently crosses the widest of continents.

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The feature list for 2015 receives a new windscreen (still electronically adjustable) that now incorporates a new directional vent. Adjustable in two open positions, it eradicates low-pressure areas in the cockpit area and offers better air-flow characteristics over the rider’s helmet. The rider friendly character of the GTR is further improved with the addition of keyless ignition, KTRC advanced traction control, Tyre Pressure Monitors, power mode settings an Economical Riding Indicator and adjustable heated handlebar grips each deliver a carefree ride in any conditions. The 12V DC outlet allows the rider to charge a mobile phone or GPS on the go and the handy glove box with an electromagnetic lock offers safe storage of small items.

Here is the introductory video for the 2015 Kawasaki 1400 GTR:

Here are the technical specifications of the 2015 Kawasaki 1400 GTR:

ENGINE

  • Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
  • Displacement: 1,352 cm³
  • Bore x stroke: 84.0 x 61.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 16 valves with variable valve timing
  • Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø40 mm x 4
  • Ignition: Digital
  • Starting: Electric
  • Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump

FRAME

  • Frame type: Monocoque, aluminium
  • Rake/Trail: 26.1° / 112 mm
  • Wheel travel, front: 113 mm
  • Wheel travel, rear: 136 mm
  • Tyre, front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
  • Tyre, rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
  • Steering angle, left / right: 31° / 31°

PERFORMANCE

  • Maximum power: 114 kW {155 PS} / 8,800 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 136 N•m {13.9 kgƒ•m} / 6,200 rpm
  • Maximum power with RAM Air: 117.6 kW {160 PS} / 8,800 rpm

TRANSMISSION

  • Transmission: 6-speed, return
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Primary reduction ratio: 1.556 (84/54)
    Gear ratios: 1st: 3.538 (46/13)
    Gear ratios: 2nd: 2.412 (41/17)
    Gear ratios: 3rd: 1.900 (38/20)
    Gear ratios: 4th: 1.545 (34/22)
    Gear ratios: 5th: 1.292 (31/24)
    Gear ratios: 6th: 1.074 (29/27)
  • Final reduction ratio: 2.036 (14/22 x 32/10)
  • Clutch: Wet multi-disc, manual

BRAKES

  • Brakes, front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs Caliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad
  • Brakes, rear: Single 270 mm petal disc Caliper: Opposed 2-piston

SUSPENSION

  • Suspension, front: 43 mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
  • Suspension, rear: Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, Tetra-Lever. Rebound damping: Stepless. Remote spring preload: Fully adjustable

DIMENSIONS

  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 2,230 mm x 790 mm (1.000 mm with panniers) x 1,345 mm / 1,465 mm (High position screen)
  • Wheelbase: 1,520 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 125 mm
  • Fuel capacity: 22 litres
  • Seat height: 815 mm
  • Curb Mass: 305 kg
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