Welcome to the Concours Owners Group (COG) web site. Visitors and prospective club members will find information to become better informed about our organization, its camaraderie, rides, rallies & other activities, and technical support for Kawasaki's premiere sport touring machines - the classic Kawasaki Concours and Kawasaki Concours 14 (the GTR1000 and GTR1400 respectively in Europe). This web site also serves as the COG Member Online Services (COGMOS) portal, providing access to our event calendar & registration, discussion forum, online library and archive, and COG member only benefits.
Formed in 1989 to serve the interests of Kawasaki Concours and Kawasaki GTR enthusiasts worldwide, COG has evolved to become a premier sport touring club. Over the years volunteer members have run over 1,500 rallies and events to provide members, guests, and friends the opportunity to join together for riding and social activities, and to share their enjoyment for the sport of motorcycling. Find out more about the club history on the "About Us" page.
Benefits of club membership include: Discounts on parts, clothing, and accessories from industry sponsors; Discounts on COG sponsored events; full access to member only sections of the COGMOS website; subscription to COG’s quarterly magazine "The Concourier", local area newsletters, access to COG’s proprietary C10 technical compendium "Best of Chalkdust." For more information visit our Member Benefits page, or contact one of our Officers.
Each year our members volunteer to organize and run group rides, social activities, wrenching sessions, and regional rallies in their local area, as well as our gala annual National Rally that is held in some of the best motorcycle riding locations across the USA.
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Member Affiliation Special Deals
During the months of June and July, members of COG who join ROK will get a special Kawasaki Kash offer worth up to $500 off the purchase* of a new Kawasaki street bike! Join COG now to get access to the special promotional Kawasaki code. See Member Benefits page for more information and how to find the discount code.
ROK is a motorcycle community for riders and enthusiasts who enjoy camaraderie and the sport of motorcycling. Sport Bikes, Cruisers, Dual-Purpose, Supersport Touring, Touring and Off-Road. COG is an affiliate member of the Riders of Kawasaki (ROK) and COG Members enjoy an attractive discount on ROK Premium membership (only $19.95 per year for new or renewed ROK membership), which includes 24/7 roadside assistance in the US and Canada and many other cool perks. See Member Benefits page for more information and how to find the discount code.
COG has teamed up with Dairyland Cycle Insurance. They will pay COG $10 per completed (no obligation) quotation that is generated thru this link up to a maximum of $1000/quarter. COG members will receive up to a maximum 10% discount on their cycle insurance thru Dairyland.
Other Club News
Progressive International Motorcycle Shows
The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® are coming to a city near you. For more info or to purchase tickets online visit www.motorcycleshows.com. (COG member discount info)
2015 Kawasaki Concours 14
Just like the initial introduction in 1986, the Concours 14 is one of the finest Sport Touring motorcycles being made today. For 2015 the available colors are Metallic Spark Black and Candy Lime Green. New features include New master cylinder and ABS module for Kawasaki Advanced Coactive-braking Technology (K-ACT) ABS brakes, with reduced link effect on the front brake when the rear brake is applied. New First gear ratio for easier starting from a standstill and low-speed maneuvers. New steering stem seal provides lighter steering at low speeds. New stiffer rear suspension settings for enhanced carrying ability. New sculpted seat for improved comfort and easier reach to the ground (optional Touring Seat available). New windshield with adjustable vent and electric height adjustment. New exhaust heat shield improves rider comfort when stationary. New silver bezels on instrumentation. Check out the 2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 web page for details.
Kawi Perfecting the C14 - Our C14 Tech Editor Reviews the 2010 Connie
Many of the changes to the 2010 model are a direct result of the feedback Kawasaki received. (For example, I immediately noticed that the oil drain plug has been moved to the front of the engine case to increase lower ground clearance. Another one is the bike now only comes with one key FOB card that actively transmits a signal, versus the two that came on previous years.....
C14 2010 C1 Article By Fred Harmon
Local COG Happenings Near You
Check out the club's calendar of events or the different COG Area web pages to find out about local Concours Owners Group activities in your region.