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Kawasaki KLR 650


The Kawasaki KLR650 is one of the most popular single-cylinder dual-sport motorcycles available. Though relatively small for an adventure bike, the KLR650 is possibly the biggest world traveler with KLR owners leaving their 650 tread marks across the globe. Comfortable ergonomics, easy-to-use power, long range and simple efficiency are trademarks of the KLR650. Kawasaki overhauled the KLR for the first time in decades in 2008 with a complete update. New bodywork gives the Kawasaki KLR650 much more of a street bike appearance but it works very well at protecting the rider from the elements. The KLR650 also got sturdier suspension components which make the KLR a better handler on both street and dirt.
Kawasaki KLR 650
Recent changes to the KLR650 make the bike better off-road. We’re not suggesting racing Baja with this baby, but it will certainly get by on gravel and dirt roads.

Physically, the Kawasaki KLR650 is a large machine, but once the bike gets moving riders are treated to a much lighter-feeling ride. With six gallons of fuel capacity, the KLR650 is wide and built for long-range comfort. It is by far the most agreeable 650cc Single in terms of touring comfort with a wide, soft seat and a sturdy, large rack on the rear fender. Optional features like larger windscreens are available for the KLR650, and with such a low pricetag, owners generally have some extra cash to spend. The KLR650 isn’t perfect at any one thing, but it does very well in a wide variety of situations and riding conditions. For that reason the KLR650 has become a benchmark in the motorcycle market.

Kawasaki KLR 650 Motorcycle Reviews
2008 Kawasaki KLR650 Comparison
Monday, September 08, 2008
We took our reigning 650cc dual-sport champion, the Kawasaki KLR650 and pitted it against a challenger from the opposite end of the DS spectrum, Suzuki's DR650SE.
2008 Kawasaki KLR650 Comparison
Friday, November 02, 2007
Take three big-bore Single thumpers, the Honda XR650L, Kawasaki KLR650 and BMW Xcountry, and you get our 2008 Dual-sport Comparo.
2008 Kawasaki KLR650 First Ride
Sunday, May 27, 2007
The 2008 Kawasaki KLR650 is a funky machine. Whether or not it's for you depends on how you like to boogie.
Kawasaki KLR 650 Motorcycle Features
MotoUSA Utah Dual-Sport Adventure
Friday, October 09, 2009
Take some Kawasaki KLR650s, ride down Slick Rock, do some exploring at over 8,100 feet around Moon Lake and cook some steaks on the barbie; it all makes for an amazing Utah Dual Sport adventure.
Kawasaki KLR 650 Motorcycle News
Kawasaki KLR650 Product Peek
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
There's an amazing amount of aftermarket support for the Kawasaki KLR650 and we examine what Happy Trails has available for the popular Kawasaki dual-sport.