2008 Kawasaki KLR650

2008 Kawasaki KLR650
MSRP $5,349

Kawi admittedly is pushing the bike in a more touring-friendly direction, but there is now so much road-going capability mixed with just enough off-road capacity that this bike is really more of a mini adventure-touring machine.


2008 Kawasaki KLR650 First Ride

2008 Kawasaki KLR650 First Ride

The 2008 Kawasaki KLR650 is a funky machine. Whether or not it's for you depends on how you like to boogie.

Specifications
Year2008
ManufacturerKawasaki
ModelKLR650
Engine TypeSingle cylinder 4-stroke
Engine Displacement651cc
Bore Stroke100 x 83mm
CoolingLiquid cooled
Compression Ratio9.8:1
Fuel System40mm Keihin CVK40
IgnitionFully Transistorized
Starting SystemElectric
TransmissionFive-speed
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail28°/4.4 in.
Seat Height35.0 in.
Wheelbase58.3 in.
Front Suspension7.9 in.
Rear Suspension7.3 in.
Front BrakeDisc
Rear BrakeDisc
Front Tire90/90-21
Rear Tire130/80-17
Fuel Capacity6.1 gal.
Dry Weight386 lbs.
MSRP$5,349

Dr. Frazier’s Globe Killer KLR650 Part 4

Dr. Frazier’s Globe Killer KLR650 Part 4

Dr. Frazier reaches 30,000 miles on his KLR650 and takes some time to give his bike some well needed maintenance after a number of North American rides.

Best Dual Sport 2012: Kawasaki KLR650

Best Dual Sport 2012: Kawasaki KLR650

Motorcycle USA awards the Kawasaki KLR650 Best Dual Sport honors for 2012.

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