2010 Kawasaki KLR650
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 Type||Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single|
|Bore Stroke||100.0mm x 83.0mm|
|Fuel System||Keihin CVK40|
|Rake Trail||28 degrees / 4.4 in.|
|Seat Height||35.0 in.|
|Front Suspension||41mm telescopic fork / 7.9 in.|
|Rear Suspension||UNI-TRAK single-shock system w/5-way preload-stepless rebound damping/7.3 in.|
|Front Brake||Single 280mm petal-type disc, two-piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper|
|Fuel Capacity||6.1 gal.|
|Dry Weight||432 lbs.|
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.