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Kawasaki KLR650
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Manufacturer Kawasaki
Production 1987 - 2018
Predecessor Kawasaki KL600A
Successor KLR650 (E)
Class Dual sport
Engine single cylinder, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 100.0mm x 83.0mm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Top speed 93 mph (149 km/h)
Horse Power 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 4500RPM
Torque 36.88 ft/lbs (50.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Fuel system carburetor. keihin cvk40
Ignition type electric cdi
Sparkplug NGK DP9EA-9 '87 , '88-07
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '87 , '88-07
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet multi-disc, cable operation
Suspension Front: 41mm telescopic fork
Rear: uni-trak single-shock system with 5-way preload and stepless rebound damping
Brakes Front: single disc. two-piston calipers.
Rear: single disc. single piston
Front Tire 3.00-21 '87
90/90-21 '88-07
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Wheelbase 58.31 inches (1481 mm)
Dimensions L 90.39 inches (2296 mm)
W 37.8 inches (960 mm)
H 53.11 inches (1349 mm)
Seat height 35.0 inches (889 mm)
Weight 386.91 pounds (175.5 Kg) (dry), 196.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 6.1 Gallon (23.09 Liters)
Fuel consumption 4.70 litres/100 km (21.3 km/l or 50.05 mpg)
Competition Suzuki DR650, Aprilia Pegaso 650ie, BMW F650, Honda XR650L
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The Kawasaki KLR650 was a single cylinder, four-stroke Enduro motorcycle produced by Kawasaki between 1987 and 2018. It could reach a top speed of 93 mph (149 km/h). Max torque was 36.88 ft/lbs (50.0 Nm) @ 5500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 4500 RPM.

History

The Kawasaki KLR650 is a long standing model in Kawasaki's lineup, as it was introduced in 1987 and is almost unchanged as of 2005. The KLR is a dual-sport motorcycle intended for use on both paved and unpaved roads. This motorcycle is heavier than specialized off-road dirt bikes, but it can handle most conditions when ridden carefully. Its counterbalanced, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine develops 44 peak bhp and can maintain speeds in excess of 80 mph (130 km/h). Typical fuel economy is 50 to 60 miles per U.S. gallon (3.9 to 4.7 L/100 km). It has a 6.1 gallon (23 litre) fuel tank and a top speed of over 100 mph (160 km/h). This motorcycle is commonly described as being useful for all types of motorcycling, without being particularly good at any of them. Many owners regard the KLR as an inexpensive touring bike, adding saddle bags and modifications to make it more comfortable on long trips.

Note: Actual gas tank capacity is approximately 5.5 gallons including reserve.


Models

  • KLR650-A: model currently sold in the USA and Canada
  • KLR650-B or Tengai: was sold in the USA in 1990 and other countries for several years afterward
  • KLR650-C: sold primarily outside of the USA and Canada (major differences include brakes, forks, subframe, and fuel tank)
  • KLR650-E: Major body style and functional upgrade.
  • A special diesel version of the KLR650 is supplied to the United States Marine Corps.

Engine

The engine was a liquid cooled single cylinder, four-stroke. A 100.0mm bore x 83.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 651.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet multi-disc, cable operation.

Chassis

It came with a 90/90-21 front tire and a 130/80-17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. two-piston calipers. in the front and a single disc. single piston in the rear. The front suspension was a 41mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a uni-trak single-shock system with 5-way preload and stepless rebound damping. The KLR650 was fitted with a 6.1 Gallon (23.09 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 386.91 pounds (175.5 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.31 inches (1481 mm) long.



Specifications (2005 KLR650-A)

Specifications for 2005 U.S. Model
Engine Type Single Cylinder, Water Cooled, Four-Stroke, DOHC, 4 valves
Carburetion Keihin CVK-40 constant velocity carburetor
Displacement 651 cc
Bore × Stroke 100 mm × 83 mm
Peak Power 44 bhp (33 kW) @ 6,000 rpm
Peak Torque 34 lbf·ft (46 N·m) @ 5,000 rpm
Compression Ratio 9.5 : 1
Fuel Capacity 6.1 U.S. gallons (23 L)
Oil Capacity 2.64 U.S. quarts (2.5 L)
Charging System Output 238 W @ 14 V
Seat Height 35.0 in. (88.9 cm)
Dry Weight 337 lb (176 kg)
GVWR 794 lb (360 kg)
Tires Front: 21 in. Rear: 17 in.
Brakes Front: 1 disc, 1 piston caliper; Rear: 1 disc, 1 piston caliper.
Final drive 520×106 O-Ring Chain

1987 KL650-A1

1987 Kawasaki KL650 A1
1987 Kawasaki KL650-A1 in White
1987 Kawasaki KL650-A1 in White
1987 Kawasaki KL650-A1 in White
1987 Kawasaki KL650-A1 in White
1987 Kawasaki KL650-A1 in White


  • 651 mL
  • Four-stroke, 1 Cylinder, Dual Over Head Camshaft
  • 5-Speed, Return Shift
  • Color: Brilliant Blue, Polar White, Sunbeam Red
  • Beginning Engine No.: KL650AE000001
  • (G) KL650AG000001
  • Beginning Frame No.: KL65aA400001
  • JKAKLEA1()HA000001
  • PC NO.: 99917-1250-03, (E) 9991 7-1251 -03
  • (F 1 99919-1037-03, (G) 99918-1044-03
  • (I) 99959-1018-03, (C)(U) 99961-0244
  • OM N0.:99922-1411-01, (C)(U) 99920-135901
  • (G) 99923-1179-01
  • SM NO.: 99924-1080-51 & 99424-1050-01


1988 KL650-A2

1988 Kawasaki KL650 A2


  • Color: Brilliant Blue/Polar White, Sunbeam Red/Polar White, Ebony/Sunbeam Red
  • Beginning Engine No.: KL650AE007501
  • (G) KL650AG001501
  • Beginning Frame No.: KL650A-000001
  • JKAKLEA1()JA008701
  • PC No.: 99915-1250-03, (E) 99917-7251-03
  • (F) 99919.1037-03, (G) 99918-1044-03
  • (I) 99959-1018-03, (C) (U) 99961-0244
  • OM No.: 99922-1469-01, (C)(U) 99920-1420-01
  • (F) 99947-1007-01, (G) 99923-3211-01
  • SM No.: 99924-1080-51 & 99924-1050-01

1989 KL650-A3

1989 Kawasaki KL650 A3
1989 Kawasaki KLR650
1989 Kawasaki KLR650
1989 Kawasaki KLR650
1989 Kawasaki KLR650
1989 Kawasaki KLR650
1989 Kawasaki KLR650
1989 Kawasaki KLR650


  • 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Brilliant Blue/Polar White, Ebony/Sunbeam Red
  • Beginning Engine No. : KL650AE007501
  • Beginning Frame No. : KL650A-013601,
  • (C)(U)JKAKLEA1()KA013601
  • PC No. : 99917-1251-05, (C)(U)99961-0244,
  • (O)99917-1250-03
  • OM No. : 99922-1498-01, (C)(11)99920-1469-01
  • SM No. : 99924-1080-52 & 99924-1050-01

1990 KL650-A4

1990 Kawasaki KL650 A4


  • Color : Brilliant Blue/Polar White
  • Beginning Engine No. : KL650AE007501
  • Beginning Frame No. : JKAKLEA1()LA0166001
  • PC NO. : 99961-0244
  • OM NO. : 99920-1511-01
  • SM No. : Same as KL650-A3

1991 KL650-A5

1991 Kawasaki KL650 A5
1991 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1991 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1991 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue



  • Color : Same as KL650-A4
  • Beginning Engine No. : KL650AE007501
  • Beginning Frame No. : JKALEA1()MA018001
  • PC No. : Same as KL650-A4
  • OM NO. : 99920-1 538-01
  • SM No. : Same a5 KL650-A3

1992 KL650-A6

1992 Kawasaki KL650 A6


  • 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Brilliant Blue/Polar White
  • Beginning Engine No. : KL650AEO07501
  • Beginning Frame No. : JKAKLEA1( )NA021901
  • PC No. : 99917-1500-02
  • OM NO. : 99920-9590-01
  • SM NO. : 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-53

1993 KL650-A7

1993 Kawasaki KL650 A7


  • 4-stroke, l-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Brilliant Blue/Polar Whlte
  • Beginning Engine Nu. : Same as KL650-A6
  • Beginning Frame No. : JKAKLEA1()PA026001
  • PC No. : Same as KL650-A6
  • OM NO. : 99920-1612-01
  • SM No. : Same as KL650-A6

1994 KL650-A8

1994 Kawasaki KL650 A8


  • 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color : Green 15/Polar White
  • Beginning Engine No. : Same as KL650-A6
  • Beginning Frame No. : JKAKLEA1()RA03000l
  • PC NO. : 99917-1500-03
  • OM NO. : 99920-1672-01
  • SM No. : 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-54

1995 KL650-A9

1995 Kawasaki KL650 A9


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Green15/Polar White (48)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLEA1vSA032001
  • E No. - KL650AE007501
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0341
  • OM No. - 99920-1724-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-56

1996 KL650-A10

1996 Kawasaki KL650 A10


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Forest Bluish Green (5X)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLEA1vTA040001
  • E No. - KL650AE007501
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0404
  • OM No. - 99920-1764-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-56


1997 KL650-A11

1997 Kawasaki KL650 A11
1997 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1997 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Forest Bluish Green (5X)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLEA1vVA042001
  • E No. - KL650AE007501
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0404
  • OM No. - 99920-1825-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-56

1998 KL650-A12

1998 Kawasaki KL650 A12
1998 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1998 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1998 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1998 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1998 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1998 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1998 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue
1998 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue



  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Forest Bluish Green (5X)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLEA1vWA045001
  • E No. - KL650AE007501
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0404
  • OM No. - 99920-1839-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-56

1999 KL650-A13

1999 Kawasaki KL650 A13


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Forest Bluish Green (5X)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLEA1vXA050001
  • E No. - KL650AE007501
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0404
  • OM No. - 99920-1900-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-56

2000 KL650-A14

2000 Kawasaki KL650 A14
2000 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Olive Green (HA)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLEA1vYA057001
  • E No. - KL650AE007501
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0404
  • OM No. - 99920-1949-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-56

2001 KL650-A15

2001 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2001 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2001 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2001 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2001 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2001 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green


  • 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, Liquid-cooled
  • 5-speed, Return Shift
  • Color - Olive Green (HA)
  • VIN No. - JKAKLEA1v1A070001
  • E No. - KL650AE007501
  • PC No. - (CA) (US) 99961-0507
  • OM No. - (US) 99987-1011-01, (CA) 99929-1399-01
  • SM No. - 99924-1050-01 & 99924-1080-56

2004

2004 Kawasaki KLR650 in Red
2004 Kawasaki KLR650 in Red
2004 Kawasaki KLR650 in Red
2004 Kawasaki KLR650 in Red


2005

2005 Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-A19) in Red
2005 Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-A19) in Red
2005 Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-A19) in Red/Black
2005 Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-A19) in Red/Black
2005 Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-A19) in Red/Black
2005 Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-A19) in Red/Black


2006 KL650-A6F

2006 Kawasaki KLR650 in Red
2006 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2006 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2006 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2006 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2006 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2006 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green
2006 Kawasaki KLR650 in Green


2007

2007 Kawasaki KLR650 in black
2007 Kawasaki KLR650 in Black left side
2007 Kawasaki KLR650 in Black right side
2007 Kawasaki KLR650 in Black
2007 Kawasaki KLR650 in Black
2007 Kawasaki KLR650 in Black
2007 Kawasaki KLR650 in Black


2008 KLR650

2008 KAWASAKI KLR650 in Blue/Silver
2008 Kawasaki KLR650 in red
2008 Kawasaki KLR650 in Blue luggage rack
2008 KLR650 blue
2008 KLR650 green
2008 KLR650 red



  • Front suspension travel reduced from 9.1 to 7.9 in
  • Redesigned UNI-TRAK® linkage reduces sag and reduces travel from 8.1 to 7.3 in
  • New 280mm petal-style front brake rotor
  • New rear brake calliper
  • Larger rear luggage rack that’s 3.5 in. longer and 5.1 in. wider
  • Revised seat design and new urethane foam for greater long-distance comfort
  • Improved throttle response from a new throttle position sensor
  • Redesigned cylinder head /w new intake porting for greater low-end torque
  • 2008 Kawasaki KL650E8F Spec Sheet



1987 - 1990 Kawasaki KLR 650

1987 - 1990 Kawasaki KLR 650 1987 - 1990 Kawasaki KLR 650 1987 - 1990 Kawasaki KLR 650 1987 - 1990 Kawasaki KLR 650 1987 - 1990 Kawasaki KLR 650

The Kawasaki KLR 650's suspension is soft and, typical of most trail-style motorcycles, colossal fork dive buggers up the braking. It’s nothing that can’t be assuaged with some stiffer fork springs and/or thicker oil, but fundamentally the suspension/braking package is budget that works better off-road. The Kawasaki KLR650's rear brake’s not quite ineffectual. The KLR 650 underplays its hand as a round-the-world contender with no centrestand, fixed rubber blocks on the footpegs and no official hard luggage. All of which can be fixed on the aftermarket thankfully along with colossal 30 litre tanks. The Kawasaki KLR 650's charging system is a bit weedy, throwing out around 12 amps, which will limit your ability to plumb in heated vests and a GPS.


2006 Kawasaki KLR 650

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The 2005 Kawasaki KLR 650 may be the bike to do it on. Weighing in at 178.8 (392 pounds)35.0 wet, the KLR 650's 88.90 cm (35.0 in) seat height may prove to be a perfect fit depending on your inseam. The KLR 650 boasts a 651 cc powerplant to help you explore the planet in street-legal style.


2008 Kawasaki KLR 650

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It wasn’t a dirt bike and had been around so long it was like wallpaper in the Kawasaki line. The KLR is widely used as an inexpensive adventure/touring bike. The addition of luggage and personalized modifications (GPS, heated hand grips, larger windscreens) make it more functional on long trips. The KLR 650 motor, already renowned for being rugged, reliable and powerful, is now even better. There’s improved throttle response from revised ignition mapping, and revised cam timing improved high-rpm performance. A redesigned cylinder head boasts new intake porting for greater low-end torque and quicker throttle response in city traffic, as well as improved top end p speed cruising on the open road.


2009 - 2017 Kawasaki KLR 650

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The Kawasaki KLR650 is a dual-purpose motorcycle intended for use on both paved and unpaved roads. It has been a long-standing model in Kawasaki's lineup, having been introduced in 1987 and remaining almost unchanged through the 2007 model. Kawasaki, in releasing the much-anticipated 2008 model, introduced the first significant redesign of the KLR650 since its inception. The KLR650 is heavier than specialized off-road dirt bikes, but it can handle most conditions when ridden carefully by a skilled rider. Its 4-stroke DOHC dual-counter balanced, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine develops a claimed 44 hp (33 kW) at the crank; typical measurements at the rear wheel are 35 horsepower (26 kW). Typical fuel economy is 45 to 60 miles per U.S. gallon (3.9 to 4.7 L/100 km). It has a claimed 6.1 gallon (23 litre) fuel tank and a top speed of approximately 105 mph (160 km/h). The KLR is widely used as an inexpensive adventure/touring bike. The addition of luggage and personalized modifications (GPS, heated handgrips, larger windscreens) make it more functional on long trips.


2012 Kawasaki KLR650

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For 2011, Kawasaki brings us a new KLR650, for those who enjoy a stroll down a boulevard, but also who crave to get down and dirty on off-road trails. Being the best-selling dual-sport seven years in a row, this new model does not disappoint either.

With a 651cc four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single engine, this 196 kg (dry) is surprisingly agile, so one can overcome the most severe off-road obstacles in the way, inclusing steep gradients and difficult muddy trails. The 41mm front fork with 7.9 inches of travel and the rear Uni-Trak suspension which features a five-way preload shock absorber with four-way rebound damping and 7.3 inches of rear wheel travel make it an excellent bike to ride both on and off the road.



2013 Kawasaki KLR650

2013 Kawasaki KLR650 2013 Kawasaki KLR650

Being the best-selling dual-sport seven years in a row, the 2013 MY Kawasaki KLR650 walks on the same path of its predecessors. Whether for a daily commute or a weekend off-road adventure, the KLR 650 performs superbly.

The 651cc 4-stroke single engine has been developed with both swift acceleration for any obstacle that might occur along the trails, and also smooth and user-friendly power delivery for long-distance rides. The 41mm front fork and the Uni-Trak rear suspension provide a long travel and predictable damping and compression to tackle the uneven back roads one might be using. At the same time, taking the KLR beyond the point where asphalt ends will offer a confident feel.

The 4mm spokes make its wheels strong enough for even the most challenging terrains, and the large 5.8 gallon fuel tank means less stopping for fuel and more long hauling.


2014 Kawasaki KLR650

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The 2014 MY Kawasaki KLR650, like its predecessors, is one of the best dual purpose bikes available on the market. Used to be pitted against tough obstacles and rugged terrain, the KLR still has great mileage, and can carry large loads. At the same time it is still comfortable enough for long hauls and comes with easy maintenance, so it holds its spot in the top sales charts.

The 4-stroke 651cc single provides 44 horsepower and 50 Nm of torque and has been tuned to boost low-end torque, but still deliver usable top-end power.

The 41mm fork has 7.9 inches of travel, and the rear Uni-Trak incorporates a five-way preload shock absorber with 7.3 inches of travel. Together with the compact attire of the entire machine, the chassis offers plenty of real estate for two-up riding and long-range comfort.


2015 Kawasaki KLR650

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The 2015 MY Kawasaki KLR650 sports a 651cc four-stroke single paired to a five-speed manual transmission that delivers power smoothly to the wheel, whether one is sprinting offroad or cruising on the highway.

The 41mm front fork and the Uni-Trak linkage in the rear suspension offer the best response to a variety of situations one may encounter on or off the road. The 6.1-gallon fuel tank offers increased range for longer hauls.

The Japanese have updated the seat design in this model, making it slimmer at the front and 30 mm wider at the rear, increasing rider comfort.


2018 Kawasaki KLR 650

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The new KAwasaki KLR 650 is a dual-purpose bike, the bikes from which adventure bikes were spawned. If adventure bikes are dual-purpose tourers, then the KLR 650 is a dual-purpose go for a ride, and let it take you somewhere fun bike. Not a full-fledged tourer, but as on-road/off-road capable as a dual-purpose bike can be.


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