2010 Kawasaki KLR650

2010 Kawasaki KLR650
MSRP $5,999

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.

Engine TypeFour-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single
Engine Displacement651cc
Bore Stroke100.0mm x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio9.8:1
Fuel SystemKeihin CVK40
IgnitionFully transistorized
Starting SystemNA
Final DriveChain
Rake Trail28 degrees / 4.4 in.
Seat Height35.0 in.
Wheelbase58.3 in.
Front Suspension41mm telescopic fork / 7.9 in.
Rear SuspensionUNI-TRAK single-shock system w/5-way preload-stepless rebound damping/7.3 in.
Front BrakeSingle 280mm petal-type disc, two-piston caliper
Rear Brakesingle 240mm disc, single-piston caliper
Front Tire90/90-21
Rear Tire130/80-17
Fuel Capacity6.1 gal.
Dry Weight432 lbs.

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