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.

  • 2007 Kawasaki KLR650
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    651 L
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Power for the KLR650 comes from a strong, dual overhead cam, four-valve, liquid-cooled, single cylinder, 651cc four-stroke engine. The engine provides a wide range of power equally suitable for negotiating low-speed trails and cruising at a more brisk highway pace.An engine crankshaft counterbalancer and electric starter provide additional rider comfort and convenience.

The frame for the KLR650 is made of round-section high-tensile steel, and a detachable rear subframe simplifies maintenance by providing easier access to the airbox, carburetor and rear shock. Adjustable, long-travel suspension provides a plush ride on both pavement and off-road.


  • Engine: Four-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single
  • Displacement: 651cc
  • Bore x stroke: 100.0 x 83.0mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Carburetion: Keihin CVK40
  • Ignition: Electronic CDI
  • Transmission: Five-speed
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Frame: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
  • Rake / trail: 28 degrees / 4.4 in.
  • Front suspension / wheel travel: 38mm leading axle, air-adjustable preload / 9.1 in.
  • Rear suspension / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® single-shock system with 5-way preload and 4-way rebound damping / 9.1 in.
  • Front tire: 90/90x21
  • Rear tire: 130/80x17
  • Front brake / rear brake: Hydraulic disc / Disc
  • Overall length: 86.8 in.
  • Overall width: 37.0 in.
  • Overall height: 53.0 in.
  • Ground clearance: 9.4 in.
  • Seat height: 35.0 in.
  • Dry weight: 337 lbs.
  • Fuel capacity: 6.1 gal.
  • Wheelbase: 58.9 in.
  • Color choices: Ebony or Aztec Red
  • MSRP: $5,199


651cc Four-stroke Single

  • A compact, smooth, reliable and proven design
  • Special tuning to improve low- and mid-range power
  • Light, silent cam chain reduces engine noise
  • Oil-level window permits easy and accurate inspection

Liquid Cooling

  • Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use
  • Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running
  • Automatic fan keeps things cool in all conditions
  • Includes a temperature gauge

Four-valve Cylinder Head

  • Better breathing for more power at all rpm
  • Compact combustion chamber for increased compression ratio without detonation
  • Provides maximum valve area for optimum flow
  • Boosts low-end torque

Double Engine Balancer

  • Engine runs smoothly from idle to redline for rider comfort and less fatigue on long rides

Capacitor Discharge Ignition with Electric Advance

  • More precisely controls timing no matter how fast the rpm changes
  • Fewer moving parts for long, trouble-free life

Five-speed Transmission

  • Designed to handle the engine’s unique power characteristics
  • The engine’s broad torque curve only requires five speeds for off-road and relaxed highway cruising
  • O-ring drive chain reduces maintenance and increases chain service life

Handlebar-mounted Choke

  • Convenient location makes starting and warm-up easier

Long-travel Suspension

  • Designed to provide a good compromise between the requirements of on- and off-road riding
  • Air-adjustable front forks
  • High-mounted front fender for any adventure-touring situation

Semi-double Cradle Frame

  • Made of high-tech, round-section, high-tensile steel

Engine Guard

  • Protects engine from rocks and trail debris when the going gets tough

Detachable Rear Subframe

  • Simplifies maintenance by providing better access to the rear shock, airbox and carburetor
  • Large rear cargo rack included

UNI-TRAK® Rear Suspension

  • Lowers the center of gravity for better handling
  • Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride
  • Features a five-way preload shock absorber with four-way rebound damping

Front and Rear Disc Brakes

  • Powerful and controllable disc brakes produce quick, smooth stops

Electric Starter

  • Easy and convenient starting

Lighting and USFS-Approved Spark Arrestor

  • Street-legal lighting with turn indicators
  • U.S. Forest Service-approved spark arrestor

Large 6.1-gallon Fuel Tank

  • Significant capacity permits adventure touring

Additional Features

  • Mini fairing, windshield and handlebar guards enhance rider comfort
  • Temperature gauge, tachometer and trip meter keeps rider informed
  • Rear taillight parking light
  • Optional extended warranty
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  (6021) posted on 11.20.2006

It’s the end of an era folks. Long live the King... The 2008 KLR650 will be more for the road than ever before. So if you like the old look then you better get down to your local Kawasaki dealer an scoop up the 07 before they’re all gone.

Goo Luck and Happy trails

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