Kawasaki KLR 650

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.

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Dr. Frazier's Globe Killer KLR650 Part 7

Dr. Frazier’s Globe Killer KLR650 Part 7 Photos

See photos of Dr. Frazier's Globe Killer KLR650 as it receives its 45,000 mile check up in this photo gallery. Read all about the wear and tear on the machine in this report.