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Concours 14 Paint Colors
« on: September 26, 2015, 12:20:05 pm »
I was getting tired of not being able to figure out which colors were what/where/when.  So I spent a few hours doing the research to bring all the info I could find together in one place which includes the market, the official color name, and some type of sane (non-marketing) description of the color.

Most years, Kawasaki offers the Concours in two colors for each market.  There are several markets, the biggest probably being the US (United States of America) and second EU (European Union) and third CA (Canada).  In most markets, for most years  (excluding 2008, 2010, 2017, 2018 in the US), Kawasaki offered two colors- some type of black and some type of non-black.  Who knows why they choose what color(s) for what market.  See this thread: http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=10709

I will continue to update this first posting with any corrections and new information I can find.  At the moment, the US and EU info should be complete, but the CA (Canada) info is incomplete.

2008
US/CA/EU: "Neutron Silver" (light stone blue/"silverdamnit")
EU: "Metallic Diablo Black" (black)

2009
US: "Candy Diamond Red" (burgundy-ish dark red)
US/CA: "Metallic Diablo Black" (black)
EU: "Metallic Midnight Sapphire Blue" (very dark blue)
EU: "Metallic Moondust Gray" (medium grey)

2010
US/EU: "Candy Neptune Blue" (dark blue)
EU: "Metallic Magnesium Gray" (medium brownish grey)

2011
US: "Atomic Silver" (light/true silver)
US/EU: "Ebony Black" (glossy black)
EU: "Metallic Dark Green" (dark green/"forest green")

2012
US/EU/CA: "Candy Arabian Red" (dark brownish red/"rootbeer")
US/CA: "Ebony Black: (glossy black)
EU: "Metallic Midnight Sapphire Blue" (very dark blue)

2013
US: "Metallic Nocturne Blue" (medium blue)
US/EU/CA: "Metallic Spark Black" (black with reflective flake)
EU/CA: "Perl Mereor Gray" (very dark grey/light black)

2014
US/CA: "New Candy Cardinal Red" (light red/"cherry red")
US/EU/CA: "Metallic Spark Black" (black with reflective flake)
EU: "Metallic Graphite Gray" (dark brownish grey)

2015
US/CA: "Candy Lime Green" (light green/"Kawasaki green")
US/CA/EU: "Metallic Spark Black" (black with reflective flake)
EU: "Metallic Moondust Gray" (medium grey)

2016
US/EU/CA: "Metallic Moondust Gray" (medium grey)
US/CA: "Metallic Spark Black" (black with reflective flake) with green pin-striping on sides and panniers
EU: "Metallic Slate Blue" (medium greyish blue)

2017
US/CA: "Candy Imperial Blue" (medium blue)
EU:  "Metallic Carbon Gray" (black) with green pin-striping on sides and panniers

2018
US/CA: "Metallic Carbon Gray" (black) with green pin-striping on sides and panniers
EU:  DISCONTINUED!!  :(

2019
US/CA: "Metallic Matte Fusion Silver" (Atomic [true] Silver,  without gloss) but with a "Metallic Spark Black" gas tank and leading fairing sections, and with green pin-striping under front logo.

2020
US/CA: (same as 2019) "Metallic Matte Fusion Silver" (Atomic [true] Silver,  without gloss) but with a "Metallic Spark Black" gas tank and leading fairing sections, and with green pin-striping under front logo.



Attached below is a color diagram supplied by "blue72beetle" (with a few errors on the black models being repeated).

« Last Edit: October 23, 2019, 03:36:28 pm by maxtog »
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 12:58:29 pm »
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 06:25:31 pm »
Wheel colors make a difference as well.  I choose a new 2012 over a leftover 2011 for the black wheels.    Were those the only two wheel color offerings?
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2015, 07:53:38 pm »
Wheel colors make a difference as well.  I choose a new 2012 over a leftover 2011 for the black wheels.    Were those the only two wheel color offerings?

Yes.  In 2012 they went from super silver to bland black :)  (and have stayed that way)
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2015, 06:05:28 am »
Yes.  In 2012 they went from super silver to bland black :)  (and have stayed that way)

Is this the official color name,or some type of sane (non-marketing) description of the color.  :)
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 06:57:44 am »
Max, if you don't mind, I'm going to copy your OP and put it into the FAQ section.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 07:26:59 am »
Is this the official color name,or some type of sane (non-marketing) description of the color.  :)

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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 07:27:41 am »
Max, if you don't mind, I'm going to copy your OP and put it into the FAQ section.

Works for me.  I am hoping to add more info and make corrections.  I can't believe it is all correct on the first try.  That just doesn't happen.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2015, 05:48:17 am »
2016 US/EU added.  CA not announced yet.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2015, 06:27:56 am »
Wheel colors make a difference as well.  I choose a new 2012 over a leftover 2011 for the black wheels.    Were those the only two wheel color offerings?

I like the silver wheels better so I chose a leftover 2011 over 2012-15. I also like ebony better than metallic spark, so no more excuses.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2015, 07:15:38 pm »
In 2010 you only list the Candy Neptune Blue.

In the MCN August 2010 magazine it ALSO lists Flat Super Black.



Never have figured out why every year they offer black and only one another color.
I know a lot of you like black - it's just not my choice for any vehicle I would want to own.
Black can look really good when clean and shiny.  Hard to keep it clean though and it gets hot.

So many other colors to choose from, I really don't why they think they have to offer black every year.
Especially since they don't offer it in other countries.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2015, 09:33:41 pm »
In 2010 you only list the Candy Neptune Blue.

In the MCN August 2010 magazine it ALSO lists Flat Super Black.


That article was probably just wrong.  See:

http://www.topspeed.com/motorcycles/motorcycle-reviews/kawasaki/2010-kawasaki-concours-14-abs-ar80297.html  "The only 2010 color available is Candy Neptune Blue/Flat Super Black."

and

http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/kawasaki/2010-kawasaki-concours-14-review-88880.html  "If you want the 2010 Concours 14 you can have it any color you want as long as it's Candy Neptune Blue."

and

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/kawasaki_concours_14_2010.php  "Color options:   Candy Neptune Blue"


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Never have figures out why every year they offer black and only one another color.


Every year except 2008 and 2010.  I don't know why either.

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I know a lot of you like black - it's just not my choice for any vehicle I would want to own.
Black can look really good when clean and shiny.  Hard to keep it clean though and it gets hot.


Black looks really great, but only when is good condition and when perfectly clean, which is about never.  It shows every speck, every scratch, has poor visibility, is very hot in the sun, and is difficult to clean.  I owned only one black vehicle in my life, and never will again.

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So many other colors to choose from, I really don't why they think they have to offer black every year. Especially since they don't offer it in other countries.


For some reason they believe it is what we USA'ians want.  I suppose they have some type of marketing data to back it up.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2015, 04:00:43 am »
For some reason they believe it is what we USA'ians want.  I suppose they have some type of marketing data to back it up.


Top 10 auto colors for 2015.. Black is near the bottom of the list with white at 10.  Both of those colors I've had and will never buy again.

http://top10for.com/top-10-popular-car-colors-2015/
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2015, 05:34:54 am »
Top 10 auto colors for 2015.. Black is near the bottom of the list with white at 10.  Both of those colors I've had and will never buy again.

http://top10for.com/top-10-popular-car-colors-2015/


I am not sure I believe that site.  The most popular 2015 color is "golden"?  I have never seen a single "golden" car.  Second most popular is brown?  I have seen brown, but that is pretty rare.
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Re: Concours 14 Paint Colors
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2015, 05:44:33 am »
 Just looked at it and the #1 color (gold) is on 1% of cars and the #7 color (silver) is on 65%. 

Fluff/space filler article for sure; the author may be on some sort of mind altering medication as well. 


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