ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
- Dependable four-stroke, single cylinder651cc
- Double-engine balancer for a smooth feeling to the rider
- Five speed transmission
- Keihin CVK40 Fuel System
The single cylinder 650 engine found in the KLR650 is beautifully balanced for smooth highway operation while having enough torque for off-road manueverability and fun riding. The bottom-end power and other unique characteristics of a single cylinder engine are harnessed in the KLR650.
The five-speed transmission contributes to the robust bottom-end pull. This versatile package gives the rider the confidnece and ability to trek across the environment from deserts to metropolitan traffic-all handled with the same high level of proficiency.
651cc 4-Stroke Single Cylinder Engine.
Exhaust pipe has smooth bends for greater efficiency throughout the powerband.
A compact, smooth, reliable and proven design.
Special tuning to enhance power delivery.
Light, Silent cam chain reduces engine noise.
Double Engine Balancer (KP)
Engine runs smoothly from idle to redlin for rider comfort and less fatigue on long rides.
Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KACR)(KP)
Automatically lifts exhaust valve at cranking rpm to make starting easy and eliminate the need for a manual compression release.
For easy and convenient starting.
Convenient location makes starting and warm-up easier
Braking duties are handled by a dual-piston front caliper fripping a 280mm petal-style rotor, while a 240mm pedak-style rotor is squeezed by a single-piston in the rear
Thanks to its stiff suspension settings, the KLR650 motorcycle has a neutral position under heavy braking. The suspension and brake package boosts the motorcycle’s on-road performance and increases its off-road versatility.
ERGONOMICS AND EFFICIENCY
The KLR650 motorcycle seat has a narrow front section with a rounded profile to make it easier for riders to reach the ground, while also enhancing off-highway maneuverability. Towards the rear of the seat it has a slightly tapered profile, which produces a wider platform for supreme comfort for both the rider and passenger.
The rear luggage rack is built using a sturdy composite material, which is lightweight and ideal for long-distance touring. It can be fitted with a variety of optional luggage-related Kawasaki Genuine Accessories to make the KLR650 motorcycle a highly capable touring companion.
Coupling its contoured seat with a generous 6.1 Gallon fuel capacity means riders will be able to enjoy long rides on the KLR650 motorcycle with confidence on the highway or trail.
Wind protection is handled by the frame-mounted bodywork, which includes a tall windshield and large shrounds.
The KLR650 performs competently on-road, and is able to continue once the pavement stops. An engine guard helps to keep loose rocks and gravel at bay.