When the tour needs a bit more thrill a sport-tourer comes to the rescue, one such as the 2020 Kawasaki Concours 14. With its Ninja blood running deep—from the monocoque aluminum frame to the 1,352cc engine—the Concours will navigate through highway and city traffic and demonstrate its athletic capabilities on the canyon roads. The riding position is more relaxed and upright compared to its ZX-14R compadre. Kawasaki says the handlebars are four inches higher and further back than the sportbike. Rider aids include traction control and Kawasaki’s K-ACT ABS system (a linked brake system that distributes the ideal brake force to front and rear calipers during braking). Heated grips, locking storage, standard hard luggage, adjustable windscreen, and even small details like keyless ignition and a power outlet make this ride tour-ready.