Once upon a time, all motorcycles were designed to deal with all kinds of roads: paved, dirt, gravel and the non-existent. Then civilization, specialization and complexity reared their heads, and it seems like a rider needs different motorcycles for every day of the week. Wrong. The KLR650 has been here all along. Its powerful and almost indestructible 651cc single-cylinder engine provides non-stop power and fuel efficiency. Its rugged steel frame and long-travel suspension are designed to tame any terrain. And its huge fuel tank and thick seat let you keep going longer than you’d ever have thought possible. Whether you’re commuting, circumnavigating the globe or popping down to the store for a quart of milk, the KLR650 is a tough motorcycle to beat. Just like it’s always been.
Bore & Stroke
Rake and Trail
Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single
100.0mm x 83.0mm
28 degrees / 4.4 in.
41mm telescopic fork / 7.9 in.
UNI-TRAK single-shock system w/5-way preload-stepless rebound damping/7.3 in.
Single 280mm petal-type disc, two-piston caliper
single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper