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2008 Kawasaki KLR650 Photo Gallery

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

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Changes to the 2008 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.
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The shorter, stiffer fork make a big difference in handling on the front end.
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The new windscreen, fairing and handguards help keep your extremities from the weather.
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It’s possible to get the front end up if you put your head down and get to work.
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This is definitely a big bike to start swapping around on loose gravel hillclimbs. Keep that in mind when you’re out looking for off-road trouble.
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The big Kawi is actually pretty nimble when it needs to be. It just takes a persuasive rider to make things happen.
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California’s coast makes for a terrific ride on the KLR with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
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Kawasaki’s new triple-threat to the dual-sport market has plenty of features we like to see, even on a so-called dirt bike.
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This is exactly the kind of off-roading we like to do on the KLR.
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Five different preload settings on the shock can help keep the rear end from waggling through corners.
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There's plenty of room on the KLR for a passenger or a load of cargo.
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Standing on the KLR is uncomfortable with low bars and a wide tank.
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This machine has had a strong following throughout the years. Whether or not it remains the best-selling dual-sport remains to be seen.
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The exhaust on this bike is enormous. There’s weight to be saved there.
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The luggage capacity has been expanded to entice longer adventure touring-type usage.
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We didn’t’ think the Red was very slimming, but that’s just our opinion.