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Comparing the technical specifications of Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is a proper way to figure out which one of these motorcycles matches better your individual preferences and expectations. The decision on your next motorcycle purchase should be all based on your personal preferences for speed, handling and comfort. The long personal list of favourite motorcycle models can be narrowed to just a few ones after comparing their pictures and technical specifications. Then these bikes in question could be best explored on the road where handling, performance and comfort of sitting position can be best felt in action.

Kawasaki-GTR1400 Concours   vs   Yamaha-Fazer FZ-1
Picture of Kawasaki - GTR1400 ConcoursPicture of Kawasaki - GTR1400 Concours
Kawasaki manufacturer Yamaha
GTR1400 Concours bike name Fazer FZ-1
Sport touring mootorcycle type Sport touring
2010 year since 2006
223 / 79 / 135 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)206 / 65.5 / 112.5 cm
1352 cc engine displacement (cc)998 cc
Fuel injection fuel supply method Fuel Injection
10.7:1 compression ratio 11.5:1
84x61 mm bore and stroke 77x53.6 mm
125mm (4.9 inches) ground clearance 135mm (5.3 inches)
4.0litres (4.2 quarts) engine oil capacity3.7litres (3.9 quarts)
22.0 litres (5.8 gallons) fuel tank capacity 20.0 litres (5.3 gallons)
254 km/h (157 mph) top speed246 km/h (153 mph)
155 hppeak horsepower 150 hp
136 nm (100.3 ft lbs)max torque 106 nm (78.2 ft lbs)
292 kg (644 lbs) dry weight204 kg (450 lbs)
304 kg (670 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 220 kg (485 lbs)
43mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound and spring preload. The wheel travel is 113mm. front suspension telescopic forks with 130mm travel
Bottom link Unit-Trek with gas charged shock. The wheel travel is 136mm. Tetra lever rebound damping. rear suspension link type swingarm with 130mm travel
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 120/70-ZR17
190/50-ZR17 rear tyre size 190/50-ZR17
6-speed with wet multidisc clutch transmission type 6-speed
digital ignition and electric starting ignition / starting Electric
2x310mm discs with 4-piston calipers front brakes Two discs x 320mm
single disc with 270mm diameter and 2-piston caliperrear brakes One disc x 245mm
Shaft drivefinal drive typeChain drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeLiquid cooling
6.60 l/100km (35.6 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)6.25 l/100km (37.6 mpg)
technical specifications of Kawasaki GTR1400 Concourssee data separatelytechnical specifications of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1

Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 has a smaller engine displacement than Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours but the size if the engine itself is doesn't mean that the bike is more or less powerful. The second bike has the advantage of greater compression ratio of 11.5:1 than the other one. This is the ration of the volumes in the cylinder in two stages of the stroke when the piston is at the lowest and then at the highest point in the cylinder. When the mixture of air and fuel in the combustion chamber has bigger pressure (higher compression ratio) when it is ignited then it burns more effectively and therefore these bikes tend to have better fuel economy (comparing engines with equal displacement).
The bike with a better fuel economy is the Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 which can travel 37.6 miles with one gallon of fuel. Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours on the contrary can travel 35.6 miles with a gallon. The fuel economy of a motorcycle is either measured in mpg or l/100km, the first showing how many miles can be ridden with a gallon of fuel and the second showing how many litters of fuel are consumed on a 100km ride.
motorcycle tiresEach motorcycle should be fitted with the type of tyres that are specified for it. Another considerable factor here is your own riding style. The code designators located on the side of each tires is something that you should be aware of if you want to find proper tires for your bike. The width of the tire measured in millimeters is shown first. Both motorcycles Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours and Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 have the same width of their tires - 120 mm for the front tire and 190 mm for the rear one. The next number refers to the tire profile. The third of the code numbers reffers to the size of the rim and it is measured in inches. Looking online for motorcycle tires is a good way to easily find the right size at low price.
Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 has a better ground clearance of 135mm ( for Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours it is 125mm). The ride height is the other name of the parameter ground clearance which refers to the measure from the tyre base to the underside of the cassis of a motorcycle. In other words that is the shortest distance between the road surface and the lowest mechanical part of the motorcycle.
Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours is the faster of the two with top speed of 254 kilometers per hour against the max speed of 246 km/h specified to its opponent Yamaha Fazer FZ-1. However sources may vary as to whether these top speed parameters are precise or only approximate.liquid cooling system of a motorcycle
Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours is liquid cooled and so is the Yamaha Fazer FZ-1. Compared to the air cooled motorcycles the liquid cooled ones have a very narrow range of working temperatures. Once the operating temperature is reached (the engine is warmed up), it runs at a pretty constant temperature. The water pump drives the coolant from the engine into the radiator and back. A fan is turned on if needed by a thermostat to draw more air over the radiator in case the motorcycle slows down. Liquid-cooled engines are usually more forgiving because the hot engine has some surrounding coolant to heat up before causing any damage from overheating.
As per their technical specifications both motorcycles have different types of final drive implementation.
motorcycle driven by chain The final drive of the Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is chain. Chain drives are by far the most popular final drive technology in the history of motorcycles and are the most economical way to drive power from the engine to the rear wheel. The down points of the chain drive are the frequent maintenance required as it needs to be regularly cleaned and oiled. Besides it is not as smooth as a shaft or belt drive.The Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours is driven by shaft.
Compression ratio of a motorcycle engine is the ratio of the volume of the combustion chamber when the piston is at the bottom of the stoke and its volume when the piston is at the top of the stroke. Its value for Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours is 10.7:1 and for Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is 11.5:1 based on the technical data of the motorcycles. In other words it represents how tightly the mixture of fuel and air in the combustion chamber is pressed before the ignition. Engines with higher compression ratio are more energy efficient because they are able to extract more mechanical energy from a certain amount of fuel.
One of the most important aspects of the basic level of maintenance of a motorcycle is the engine oil. Many different types of engine oils are available as minerral, part-synthetic and synthetic and they all come at different price. 3700 miles (6000 km) between oil changes is widely accepted rule. With synthetic oil though you can run as far as 8000 kilometers (5000 miles). Replacing the oil filter is also to be considered on each engine oil change. The oil capacity of Kawasaki GTR1400 Concours is 4.0 litres and the engine oil of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is 3.7 litres as per their technical specs. The oil capacity information is only to get an idea of how much oil roughly will be needed on oilchange. The exact amount of oil you pour in is to be judged by the current level shown on the oil level sight window or dipstick.

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