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2015 - 2018 Kawasaki KLR 650

2015 - 2018 Kawasaki KLR 650

A Dual-Purpose Ride With Real Off-Road Roots

Equipped with a 651 cc thumper and what looks like a beefy front end, the KLR 650 from Kawasaki is a capable middleweight dual-purpose ride. Big enough to be an adventure bike, but not really intended as such, the KLR 650 has an ample-size fuel tank, frame, rims and suspension that show true off-road roots, yet has enough straight-line stability to handle the pavement. If not-quite-adventure, but more than dirtbike is what you need, the KLR 650 might be your Huckleberry.

Continue reading for my review of the Kawasaki KLR 650.

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2014 Kawasaki KLR 650 New Edition

2014 Kawasaki KLR 650 New Edition

The Kawasaki KLR650 is around for quite some time now, as it made its debut back in 1987. Since then the motorcycle has been constantly upgraded and the new KLR 650 Edition has all it needs to compete with success against its rivals.

Its relatively affordable price, versatility and tough construction make it the first choice for many adventure-loving riders, as it can deal great both on and off the road.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a 651cc, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single engine which is linked to a five speed transmission.

Among the comfort features offered by the Kawasaki KLR 650 New Edition you’ll find a new multi-contour seat and dimpled seat cover, a larger fairing, a frame-mounted instrument panel and 17 amps for the alternator outpout.

The Kawasaki KLR 650 New Edition bike can be yours for $6,599.

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2014 Kawasaki KLR 650

2014 Kawasaki KLR 650

Kawasaki has released the full specifications of its 2014 KLR 650. Until now, the motorcycle was one of the best sold dual purpose models in the company’s lineup and the 2014 model year has all it need to continue to be as successful as its predecessors.

Powered by a capable four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve, 651 cc engine, the Kawasaki KLR 650 can deal effortless with a wide range of terrains.

The motorcycle also comes with a generous 6.1 gallons fuel tank and a smooth shifting five speed transmission.

Like any respectable off roader, the Kawasaki KLR 650 needed a set of capable suspensions, therefore it comes with a 41mm front fork with 7.9 inches of travel and a rear Uni-Trak suspension that features a five-way preload shock absorber with four-way rebound damping and 7.3 inches of wheel travel.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Kawasaki KLR 650.

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2013 Kawasaki KLR 650

2013 Kawasaki KLR 650

If you’re sick and tired of the not-so-comfortable sport bikes and you’re searching for a bike that offers a higher level of comfort without compromising all the fun, you should take a closer look at the Kawasaki KLR 650. Thanks to its split personality, the Kawasaki KLR 650 feels comfortable around town but also on the savage, muddy terrains. It’s tough, but flexible character helped the KLR 650 gain a pretty good reputation in the dual sports segment.

The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled DOHC 651cc engine which is easy to control across the power band and smoother than expected. Needles to say, that the wide power band and the smart gear ratios will help you deal well with both low and high speed driving.

The stopping power is assured by a dual-piston caliper gripping a 280mm petal-style disc in the front, and a 240mm petal-style disc squeezed by a single-piston caliper in the rear.

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2012 Kawasaki KLR 650

2012 Kawasaki KLR 650

Whatever kind of surface the Kawasaki KLR 650 finds itself on, you’ll be sure that it’s going to stand out from the rest of the pack. Whether its in the sand, the dirt, the forests, and the pavement, the KLR 650 adapts to the environment with seamless ease.

The dual-sport bike’s versatility is a hallmark of Kawasaki engineering and combined with a rugged single-cylinder engine that provides incredible fuel efficiency, the KLR 650 is a clear choice as far as all-terrain riding is concerned.

An expansive, saddlebag-friendly, rear aluminum luggage rack that can be fitted with a tail bag helps make the KLR650 a worthy touring companion. The bike also has a large, 5.8-gallon fuel tank and exemplary fuel economy means the KLR650 can cover an amazing amount of ground between fill-ups. Comfort is without qualms too, thanks to an ergonomic set design that’s further enhanced by a plush urethane foam. A high-capacity 36-watt alternator is also an important element of the bike, pumping out enough juice for a high-output headlight with extra capacity providing power to its add-on electronic gadgets.

The bike is also powered by a single-cylinder, 651cc four-stroke engine that comes with a quick throttle response and a healthy low-end grunt. The engine finds a suitable match with the bike’s new suspension system, a 41mm fork with 7.9" of suspension travel up front, and a Uni-Trak" linkage system providing 7.3" of wheel travel in the rear. Likewise, braking duties for the KLR 650 are handled by a dual-piston caliper gripping a 280mm petal-style disc in the front, and a 240mm petal-style disc squeezed by a single-piston caliper in the rear.

This suspension and brake package, combined with the powerful 650cc engine, makes the KLR650 the ideal everyday commuter.

Find out more about the Kawasaki KLR 650 after the jump.

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2011 Kawasaki KLR 650

2011 Kawasaki KLR 650

For the adventurer whose sense of fun includes a jaunt into the dirt or an expedition deep into the woods, Kawasaki has a new touring motorcycle that opens up that world to limitless possibilities.

Imagine that, right?

The Japanese motorcycle brand recently unveiled their new touring bike, the KLR 650. Built to handle just about every imaginable terrain save for the Moon’s surface, the KLR 650 is the kind of bike you’d want to take just about everywhere. It’s got looks that’ll make people stand up and take notice; it’s got an engine that’s both powerful and fuel efficient; and on top of that, it won’t cost prospective buyers a fortune.

It’s a package that riders have flocked to; the KLR650 has been the best-selling dual-sport six years in a row and you only need to look and ride at this bike for a short time to find out why.

Find out more about the 2011 Kawasaki KLR 650 Dual Purpose Motorcycle after the jump.

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2010 Kawasaki KLR 650

2010 Kawasaki KLR 650

There’s nothing like relying on a motorcycle that offers a variety of riding possibilities and the Kawasaki KLR 650 sure fits that description as it is by now a consecrated performer on and off the road, managing to meet different riding demands as an every day bike as well as a weekend adventure one. So let’s see what the fuss behind this model is all about.

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2008 Kawasaki KLR 650

2008 Kawasaki KLR 650

New 2008 Kawasaki KLR650 Refines On-Road Capabilities for Improved Touring Performance

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2007 Kawasaki KLR650

2007 Kawasaki KLR650

The KLR650 is one of those rare motorcycles with the ability to play just about any role its rider chooses. The KLR’s roomy ergonomics, bump swallowing suspension, large fuel capacity and efficient engine provide riders with amazing range and the versatility to travel far beyond city streets or highways.Equipped with optional Kawasaki accessories, the KLR650 might just be the ultimate world traveler.

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2006 Kawasaki KLR650

2006 Kawasaki KLR650

The Kawasaki KLR650 has some of the most loyal fans in motorcycling and the reason is simple: this big-bore dual-purpose bike provides riders with amazing versatility to travel far beyond the city streets and highways of America. With its comfortable ergonomics, off-highway capability, large fuel tank and optional accessories, the KLR650 is the ultimate world traveler.

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