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2008 Kawasaki KLR650 Photo Gallery
2008 Kawasaki KLR650
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
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.
The shorter, stiffer fork make a big difference in handling on the front end.
The new windscreen, fairing and handguards help keep your extremities from the weather.
It’s possible to get the front end up if you put your head down and get to work.
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.
The big Kawi is actually pretty nimble when it needs to be. It just takes a persuasive rider to make things happen.
California’s coast makes for a terrific ride on the KLR with plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.
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.
This is exactly the kind of off-roading we like to do on the KLR.
Five different preload settings on the shock can help keep the rear end from waggling through corners.
There's plenty of room on the KLR for a passenger or a load of cargo.
Standing on the KLR is uncomfortable with low bars and a wide tank.
This machine has had a strong following throughout the years. Whether or not it remains the best-selling dual-sport remains to be seen.
The exhaust on this bike is enormous. There’s weight to be saved there.
The luggage capacity has been expanded to entice longer adventure touring-type usage.
We didn’t’ think the Red was very slimming, but that’s just our opinion.
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