2016 1400GTR ABS

Transcontinental Supersport

The ultimate touring motorcycle - 1400GTR ABS

Delivering both awesome supersport performance and comfortable long-distance touring potential, the 2016 1400GTR stands apart from its rivals. Building on the continent-crossing performance of it predecessor, the new model adds a number of tweaks for increased comfort, as well as some engine and chassis fine-tuning for increased riding performance.

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Filled with standard features.

Traction Control, ABS, Tyre Pressue Sensors, Grip Warmers, Centre Stand, Panniers, Keyless Ignitions, Remote Pre-load adjuster and Electrically Adjustable Windscreen are all a part of the standard features on the 2016 1400GTR ABS.

Kawasaki Traction Control

The 1400GTR ABS features KTRC, Kawasaki's traction control system, giving riders the piece of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence. The system looks for difference in front and rear wheel speed. When rear wheel spin is detected, engine output is controlled to allow the rear wheel to regain grip.

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Tetra-Lever Suspension

The Tetra-Lever rear suspension is supported at four points on the left and right side and mounts to Kawasaki’s unique Uni-Trak suspension system. This system almost completely eliminates the up/down movement associated with shaft drives during acceleration and deceleration, resulting in a very natural ride feel.

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Variable Valve Timing

A first in the touring category, variable valve timing alters the camshaft timing in response to rpm and throttle position. The result is high torque output in the low and medium rpm ranges and awesome high-rpm power at the top end. Combustion efficiency is also improved, contributing to enhanced fuel efficiency.

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Shaft Drive

A two-point jointed shaft is used, ensuring smooth power delivery to the road surface, and delivering a ride quality and chassis behaviour very natural in feel and similar to chain drive, with the added benefits of the very direct “shaft drive feel”.


K-ACT (Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology) ABS enables riders to execute controlled, balanced braking. Designed to complement rider's applied brake force, K-ACT ABS ensures ideal brake force distribution to maximise braking efficiency.

Heat Protection

The side and centre cowlings on the 1400GTR ABS are designed to dissipate hot air quickly. The result is increased rider comfort.

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KI-PASS Keyless Ignition

KIPASS (Kawasaki’s Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System) is a master key system that allows remote activation of the bike’s main switch. The 1400GTR implemented the first application of an electronic authorisation system to a touring machine and greatly enhances rider convenience as well as security, thanks to the incorporation of an ignition immobiliser.

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Tyre Pressure Sensors

Fitted as standard equipment (an industry first), tyre pressure sensors warn the rider of tyre pressure irregularities and allows the rider to monitor tyre pressure while underway. When tyre pressure falls below 220 kPa, a low pressure warning is displayed on the instrument panel. The ability to take into account temperature changes and display values recalculated for 20°C helps prevent false warnings when the air expands as the tyres warm up.

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Generous Wind Protection

The 1400GTR ABS comes equipped with an electrically adjustable windscreen as standard. The windscreen’s height allows air passing over the top of the screen to flow smoothly around the rider’s helmet. The wide top portion of the screen results in less wind striking the rider’s shoulders and upper arms. There are also four preset positions from which the rider can choose. New vent added to reduce buffetting.

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Windscreen Vent

A vent added to the electronically adjustable windscreen reduces load on the rider by letting external air enter the cockpit area. With the vent open, the negative-pressure effect in the cockpit is reduced. This means there less chance of the rider being pulled forward at high speed.

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Windscreen Vent

The vent also enables smoother flow. Fewer vortices form behind the screen resulting in reduced head buffeting. The vent is easily adjustable by hand. It has two open positions, and may also be closed, to suit weather and speed.

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12 Volt DC Accessory Outlet

All purpose DC socket makes it easy to use electrical accessories.

Easy to adjust headlights when loaded.

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Grip Warmers

Stepless adjustable grip warmers are fitted standard the switch is located close to the rider for easy access.

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Increased Comfort

Redesigned seat offers increased comfort for both rider and passenger. The rider portion is narrower at the front, making it easier to reach the ground, and a flatter seat area offers increased comfort. Double-stitch finish on key areas contributes to a high-quality image. Tandem footpegs with rubber pads offer better vibration absorption for increased passenger comfort.

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Increased Passenger Comfort

The passenger portion of the seat is longer, with a flatter seat area.  This makes it easier for passengers to adjust their position, they are less likely to slide forward, and comfort is increased. Slip-resistant seat cover material also adds to increased comfort.

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Spacious Panniers

The large-volume panniers are integrally designed to complement the GTR’s overall styling package. The cases are easily detachable. Water-resistant, they easily hold a full-face helmet. 

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Spacious Colour Coded Panniers

The cases are mounted as close as possible to the bike’s centreline and the bike’s centre of gravity. Their lightweight construction was designed to minimise their influence on the bike’s centre of mass. Maximum capacity for each pannier is 10 kg.


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Quality Touches

Pressed stainless steel rings for the speedometer and tachometer dials add a higher-quality image to the cockpit. Smoke-coloured brake and clutch reservoirs contribute to a higher-quality image. Larger exhaust heat guard offers increased protection for the rider’s leg/foot while creating a more integrated design with the silencer cover. Previously available as an accessory, a resin tank pad is now fit standard.  The tank pad helps prevent wear and damage to the tank.

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K-ACT ABS settings reduce the linked braking effect on the front brake when the rear brake is applied. This allows a more natural brake feeling for low-speed manoeuvres like U-turns. An upgrade to the latest-model ABS unit offers an even more compact size, as well as more precise control, which contributes to improved K-ACT ABS input character.

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Large Rear Petal Disc

Because touring riders tend to rely more heavily on the rear brake, the GTR is fitted with a 270 mm rear disc (20 mm larger than that of the ZX-14).  Large brake pedal surface area eases operation. Like the front brakes, a petal disc is used at the rear. It is operated by an opposed 2-piston caliper.

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Supersport Braking Performance

Like a supersport bike, the GTR uses a radial-pump master cylinder and radial-mount, opposed 4-piston calipers gripping semi-floating  310 mm petal discs. Braking performance is simply outstanding. Because touring riders tend to rely more heavily on the rear brake, the GTR is fitted with a 270 mm rear disc (20 mm larger than that of the ZX-14).  Large brake pedal surface area eases operation. Like the front brakes, a petal disc is used at the rear.  It is operated by an opposed 2-piston caliper. Smoke-coloured brake and clutch reservoirs contribute to a higher-quality image.

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Lockable Storage Case

The handy storage is on the left side, this allows access if a tank bag is being used. Volume is 0.9 litres, but a deeper shape increases usefulness: there is plenty of room for small items like sunglasses, mobile phone, media player, etc. Electromagnetic lock prevents unauthorised entry when the main key is OFF. The storage case can be accessed by the push of a button when the power is ON.
The storage case also locks automatically at speeds over 40 km/h.  (The lock is released under 3 km/h.)

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Optional Touring Seat

Accessories for more comfortable long distance riding. The touring seat: the rider portion features a 10 mm thick low-rebound layer. The increased cushion performance improves long-distance comfort. The passenger portion is longer, wider and flatter than the standard seat, making it much easier for the passenger to adjust position. The seat cover material used used on the accessory touring seat resist heat gain. Thanks to this material, the seat is significantly cooler ater sitting in the sun than a normal seat. Double-stitch finish used throughout the seat adds to its high-quaility finish.    

Other available accessories include: side spoilers, tank bag, GPS bracket, knee pads, pannier protection kit.

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Optional Top Case

47-litre top case is large enough to fit two full-face helmets. The top case can conveniently be fit with a one-key system. The top cover is colour-matched to the bike, and features a Kawasaki logo at the rear. To mount the top case, the standard rear rack needs to be replaced with a base plate.  A backrest pad is also available separately.
Other available accessories include: gel seat, side spoilers, tank bag, GPS bracket, knee pads, pannier protection kit.




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Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement 1,352 cm3
Bore and Stroke 84.0 x 61.0 mm
Compression ratio 10.7:1
Valve 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
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final drive Shaft
Primary reduction ratio 1.556 (84/54)
1st 3.358 (49/13)
2nd 2.412 (41/17)
3rd 1.900 (38/20)
4th 1.545 (34/22)
5th 1.292 (31/24)
6th 1.074 (29/27)
Final reduction ratio 2.036 (14/22 x 32/10)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Type Monocoque, pressed-aluminium
Wheel travel:
Front 113 mm
Rear 136 mm
Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)
Caster (rake) 26.0°
Trail 112 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 31° / 31°
Front 43 mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
Rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock, Tetra-Lever with Stepless Rebound damping and fully adjustable Spring preload
Front: Dual semi-floating 310 mm petal discs
Caliper Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston, 4-pad with K-ACT II ABS
Rear: Single 270 mm petal disc
Caliper Opposed 2-piston with K-ACT II ABS
Overall length 2,230 mm
Overall width 1000 mm
Overall height 1,345 mm / 1,465 mm High position
Wheelbase 1,520 mm
Ground clearance 125 mm
Seat height 815 mm
Curb mass (without panniers) 305 kg (full fuel tank and all fluids at correct levels)
Fuel capacity 22 L
Max power 114 kW / 8,800 rpm
Maximum torque 136 N.m {13.9 kgƒ.m} / 6,000 rpm

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The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

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Accessories for ZG1400EGF 2016 1400GTR ABS (K-ACT)

Aluminium Cover (Black)

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Aluminium plate - Black Anodized.

Aluminium cover (silver)

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Aluminium plate for KLZ1000 - Silver Anadized


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For optimal riding comfort for the pillion passenger. Features a faux leather stitched cover with a qualilty feel.


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* Grab and go! The interior bags keep everything in place Rigid, water resistant bag set with compartments for business equipment in one of the bags and shoulder straps.


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* Solid easy to install bracket for your navigation system. Mulitple attachment holes to fit systems with holders for motorcycle specific navigational systems. May require some modification to suit certain systems.

Carrier Plate for 47L Top Case

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Carrier Plate for 47L Top Case


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* High gloss formula specifically developed for the Powersports industry * Wipe down cleaner coats plastic, fiberglass and painted surfaces * Restores showroom shine in a few quick wipes * Makes cleaning process fast, simple and effortless * Leaves a clear coat film for extended protection against the elements * 12 US FLOZ (355mL)

Cover 47L Metallic Slate Blue 54D

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Matallic Slate Blue (54D) top case cover.


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Metallic Spark Black cover for the 47L Topcase.


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* The All-In-One Detailer that cleanes shines and protects all painted surfaces, chrome parts, windshields and plastics * Carnauba wax formulation provides a deep show-like shine making your vehicles painted surfaces come to life * Easy spray applicator * 12 US FLOZ (355mL)

Engine Sliders

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Sturdy side protection dampers, manufactured from heavy duty polymer and metal bracket. This product helps to protect your motorcycle, but will not prevent all types of damage. Installation requires drilling a hole in the motorcycle cowling.


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* Performs consistently over a broad range of temperatures * Meets all DOT 3/4 specs for universal application


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* Compared to the standard seat the low seat is 25mm lower and 20mm narrower GEL seat for even more comfort and relaxed cruising! Absorbs vibrations and improves weight distribution.


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* Multi-purpose extreme pressure, lithium complex grease which imparts superior high and low temperature characteristics and chemical stability * High tensile strength provides durability under heavy loads, resists mechanical breakdown and water "wash-out" * Offers excellent rust & oxidation protection and is highly compatible with seals * 16 OZ (454g)

High Touring Seat

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High touring seat for added comfort during long rides, especially for the taller rider.

Lock Cylinder (for Topcase) - Type A

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This system features the One-Key System, so you can conveniently open the topcase using your ignition key. BE ADVISED: The 1400GTR is shipped with either a 'Type A' or 'Type B' ignition key. Please check and confirm which key type you have before ordering the appropriate Lock Cylinder.

Lock Cylinder (for Topcase) - Type B

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This system features the One-Key System, so you can conveniently open the topcase using your ignition key. BE ADVISED: The 1400GTR is shipped with either a 'Type A' or 'Type B' ignition key. Please check and confirm which key type you have before ordering the appropriate Lock Cylinder.


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* Transparent film helps to protect panniers against scratches


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* Unique formula breaksdown dirt, grime and oils while gently protecting paint and other delicate finishes * Safe on plastics, carbon fiber, paint, anodizing, aluminum, titanium, rubber * Biodegradable cleaning formula * Contains no harmful acids, CFC's or solvents * Will not harm seals or brake pads * Spray on, wash off, go ride * 32 US FLOZ (946mL)


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Rugged, water-resistant nylon construction with reinforced foam body and lid to hold shape even when empty. Clear window tray at front of lid for toll transponder, coins, etc. Expandable feature adds 8cm of vertical storage capacity (8 liters of maximum capacity). Custom mounts to tank using a lightweight magnetic skirt with non-scratch rubberized coating to protect paint finish.


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* Top quality gel-resin self-adhesive tank protector * Unique 3-part shape featuring the 1400GTR logo * Semi-transparent allowing the tank colour to show through


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Top case providing a spacious 47 litres of storage space. Will fit two of most full face helmets. Matching cover in bike color to be ordered separately, as well as the anodized aluminium deco plate. This system features the One-Key System, so you can conveniently open the topcase using your ignition key. Requires 5 parts: 1- Topcase 47L 2- Carrier Plate 3- Topcase Cover (in bike color) 4- Aluminium Deco Plate (Silver or Black anodized) 5- Lock Cylinder