Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-A, KL650-B, KL650-C, KL650-E): review, history, specs


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Class: dual sport

Production: 1987-2018

Models
Kawasaki KLR650

(KL650-A)

1987-2007

(all markets)

Kawasaki KLR650 Tengai

(KL650-B)

1989-1991

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki KLR650

(KL650-C)

1995-2004

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-A) 1987-2007
Kawasaki KLR650 Tengai (KL650-B) 1989-1991
Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-C) 1995-2004
Models
Kawasaki KLR650

(KL650-E)

2008-2018

(North America, Europe, Australia)

Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition

(KL650-EES)

2014

(North America, Europe, Australia)

Kawasaki KLR650 Camo

2016-2018

(North America, Australia)

Kawasaki KLR650 (KL650-E) 2008-2018
Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition (KL650-EES) 2014
Kawasaki KLR650 Camo 2016-2018

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1987 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A1

1988 North America, Europe, Japan Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A2

1989 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650; Kawasaki KLR650 Tengai

Code: KL650-A3; KL650-B1

1990 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650; Kawasaki KLR650 Tengai

Code: KL650-A4; KL650-B2

1991 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650; Kawasaki KLR650 Tengai

Code: KL650-A5; KL650-B3

1992 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A6

1993 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A7

1994 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A8

1995 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A9; KL650-C1

1996 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A10; KL650-C2

1997 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A11; KL650-C3

1998 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A12; KL650-C4

1999 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A13; KL650-C5

2000 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A14; KL650-C6

2001 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A15; KL650-C7

2002 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A16; KL650-C8

2003 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A17; KL650-C9

2004 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A18; KL650-C10

2005 North America Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A19

2006 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A6F

2007 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-A7F

2008 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-E8F

2009 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-E9F

2010 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-EAF

2011 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-EBF

2012 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-ECF

2013 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-EDF

2014 North America, Europe Name: Kawasaki KLR650 + New Edition

Code: KL650-EEF + KL650-EES

2015 North America Name: Kawasaki KLR650

Code: KL650-EFF

2016 North America Name: Kawasaki KLR650 + Camo

Code: KL650-EGF + KL650-EGFA

2017 North America Name: Kawasaki KLR650 + Camo

Code: KL650-EHF + KL650-EHFA

2018 North America Name: Kawasaki KLR650 + Camo

Code: KL650-EJF + KL650-EJFA

Specifications

Kawasaki KLR650: specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2290 mm / 90,1 in – KL650-A

2175 mm / 86,6 in – KL650-B

2190 mm / 86,2 in – KL650-C

2295 mm / 90,4 in – KL650-E

Overall width 940 mm / 37,0 in – KL650-A

920 mm / 36,2 in – KL650-B

905 mm / 35,6 in – KL650-C

960 mm / 37,8 in – KL650-E

Overall height 1345 mm / 52,9 in – KL650-A

1300 mm / 51,2 in – KL650-B

1220 mm / 48,0 in – KL650-C

1350 mm / 53,1 in – KL650-E

Seat height 890 mm / 35,0 in – KL650-A, C, E

870 mm / 34,3 in – KL650-B

Wheelbase 1495 mm / 58,8 in – KL650-A

1480 mm / 58,3 in – KL650-B, E

1490 mm / 58,6 in – KL650-C

Ground clearance 240 mm / 9,4 in – KL650-A

210 mm / 8,3 in – KL650-B, E

215 mm / 8,5 in – KL650-C

Dry weight 153 kg / 337 lbs – KL650-A

159 kg / 351 lbs – KL650-B

168 kg / 370 lbs – KL650-C

175 kg / 386 lbs – KL650-E

Curb (wet) weight
FRAME Type Tubular, semi double cradle (steel)
Front suspension, travel 38 mm telescopic fork (air-adjustable), 230 mm / 9,1 in – KL650-A

38 mm telescopic fork (air-adjustable), 220 mm / 9,1 in – KL650-B

41 mm telescopic fork, 200 mm / 7,9 in – KL650-E

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 230 mm / 9,1 in – KL650-A

Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 200 mm / 7,9 in – KL650-B

Swingarm Uni-Trak with mono-shock (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 185 mm / 7,3 in – KL650-E

Front tire size 90/90-21 54S
Rear tire size 130/80-17 65S – KL650-A,B,E

120/90-17 64S – KL650-C

Front brake Single disc, 1-piston caliper – KL650-A

Single disc, 2-piston caliper – KL650-B,C

Single disc, 280 mm, 2-piston caliper – KL650-E

Rear brake Single disc, 1-piston caliper – KL650-A,B,C

Single disc, 240 mm, 2-piston caliper – KL650-E

Fuel capacity 23,0 l / 6,07 US gal – KL650-A,B

14,0 l / 3,7 US gal – KL650-C

22,0 l / 5,8 US gal – KL650-E

Trail 112 mm / 4,4 in – KL650-A, E

113 mm / 4,4 in – KL650-B

116 mm / 4,6 in – KL650-C

Fuel economy 4,9 l / 100 km (48 mpg)
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Bore & Stroke 100,0 x 83,0 mm
Displacement 651 cm³ (38,7 cu-in)
Compression ratio 9.5:1 – KL650A-C

9.8:1 – KL650-E

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves
Max. power 48,0 hp (35,3 kW) / 6500 rpm – max. power for full-power version
Max. torque 54,9 Nm (5,6 kg*m) / 5500 rpm – max. torque for full-power version
0 to 100 km/h 5,88 sec
Top speed 158 km/h (98 mph)
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Keihin CVK40
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.272
Final reduction 2.866 – KL650-A, B, E

2.800 – KL650-C

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.266

1.529; 1.444 – KL650-C, E

1.181; 1.136 – KL650-C, E

0.954

0.791

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI – KL650A-C

Fully transistorized – KL650-E

Alternator 14A 14V at 8000 rpm – KL650-A

17A 14V at 7000 rpm – KL650-E

Battery capacity 12V-14Ah

Images

Kawasaki KLR650: images, gallery.

Kawasaki KLR 650 (KL650-A)
Kawasaki KLR 650 (KL650-B) Tengai
Kawasaki KLR 650 (KL650-C)
Kawasaki KLR 650 (KL650-E)

Videos

Kawasaki KLR650: video.

Kawasaki KLR 650 (KL650-A)
2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Motorcycle First Test Review Video

Manuals

Kawasaki KLR650: manuals, parts, microfiches.