Description
Specs
Standard Features
Color

Description

Exploring has never been less stressful, or so comfortable.

Whether your path takes you through urban chaos, mountain serenity or desert enchantment, the Kawasaki KLR™650 motorcycle is the platform world travelers have chosen for over 21 years. With its legendary reliability, long distance fuel efficiency, usable performance and startlingly low price tag, the Kawasaki KLR650 is simply a smart choice for today’s rider.

Specs

Manufacturer
Kawasaki
Model Year
2009
Model
KLR™650
Starting at MSRP
 $4,999.00

Dimensions

Length
90.4 in.
Height
53.1 in.
Width
37.8 in.
Weight
432 lbs.
Ground Clearance
8.3 in.
Wheelbase
58.3 in.
Seat Height
35 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve single
Displacement
651 cc
Bore x Stroke
100 x 83 mm
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Carburetion
Keihin CVK40
Fuel Tank Capacity
6.1 gal.
Ignition
Fully transistorized
Cooling
Liquid

Drivetrain

Transmission
5-speed
Final Drive
Chain

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front: (1) 280 mm petal-type disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear: (1) 240 mm disc, 1-piston caliper
Tires
Front: 90/90 x 21
Rear: 130/80 x 17

Operational

Frame
Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Suspension
Front: 41 mm telescopic fork; 7.9 in. travel
Rear: Uni-Trak® 1-shock system with 5-way preload and stepless rebound damping; 7.3 in. travel
Rake
28°
Trail
4.4 in.

Body

Colors
Ebony, Sunbeam Red, Oriental Blue

Standard Features

Long Distance Minded 651 cc 4-stroke Single
 Cam timing and tuning combination aid in producing a broad user-friendly powerband  
 Smooth bends on the 1-piece exhaust pipe permit exhaust efficiency at all rpm  
 Light, silent cam chain contributes to a quieter engine  
 Double engine balancer helps engine run smoothly from idle to redline for less fatigue on long rides  
 New piston ring design helps prevent oil consumption  
 Oil level window permits easy and accurate inspection  
4-valve Cylinder Head
 Compact combustion chamber allows increased compression ratio with less detonation yet provides maximum valve area for optimum flow  
 Boosts low-end torque and its easy breathing means power at all rpm  
 Secondary air (ASV) system helps reduce harmful exhaust emissions  
Liquid Cooling
 Thin and lightweight Denso radiator fitted with a lightweight and thin cooling fan for maximum cooling efficiency, even when speeds are low  
 Maintains consistent engine temperatures for long engine life and sustained power during hard use  
 Allows tighter engine clearances for quieter running  
 Includes a temperature gauge  
Fully Transistorized Ignition
 Fully transistorized ignition unit precisely controls timing no matter how fast the rpm changes  
 Long, trouble-free lifespan  
Electric Starter
 Easy and convenient starting  
Handlebar-mounted Choke
 Convenient location makes starting and warm-up easier  
5-speed Transmission
 The engine’s broad torque curve means only 5 speeds needed for off-road sprinting and relaxed highway cruising  
 O-ring drive chain for reduced maintenance and long chain service life  
Capable Suspension
 Beefy 41 mm front fork with 7.9 in. of travel is rigid and plush enough to tackle on- and off-road terrain and provide all day comfort to the rider  
 High-mounted front fender for any adventure-touring situation  
 Rear Uni-Trak® suspension features a 5-way preload shock absorber with 4-way rebound damping and 7.3 in. of rear suspension travel  
 Progressive rate provides a smooth, controlled ride  
 D-section swingarm contributes to the bike’s excellent traction  
Strong Wheels
 4 mm spokes provide wheel stiffness, further enhancing handling performance and improving steering response  
Chassis
 Semi-double cradle frame made of high-tech, round-section, high-tensile steel  
 Detachable rear subframe provides access to the rear shock, airbox and carburetor for easy maintenance  
 Large rear cargo rack included  
Engine Guard
 Protects engine from rocks and trail debris when the going gets tough  
Front and Rear Disc Brakes
 Lightweight 280 mm front and 240 mm rear petal discs offer excellent braking  
Lighting
 Dual-bulb headlamp offers great night illumination  
 Rear taillight, parking light and the high-mounted turn signals improve the KLR650’s visibility at night or in poor visibility conditions  
Large 6.1-gallon Fuel Tank
 Generous capacity permits serious adventure touring  
Additional Comfort and Touring Features
 Bodywork includes a large fairing contributes to increased wind protection  
 Alternator output is 17A, with a total capacity of 36W to provide ample power for the headlight as well as add-on grip heaters and other accessories  
 Easy-to-read instrument panel is mounted to the frame – contributing to lighter steering - and includes a large-face speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter and water temperature gauge  
 Urethane seat foam offers all-day comfort for long-distance riding  

Color


Ebony

Sunbeam Red

Oriental Blue