Kawasaki KLX650 (KLX650R): review, history, specs


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Class: enduro

Production: 1993-2001

Related: Kawasaki KLR650

Models
Kawasaki KLX650R

(KLX650-A)

1993-1995

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki KLX650R

(KLX650-D, B)

1996-2001

(Europe, North America, Australia)

Kawasaki KLX650

(KLX650-C)

1993-1996

(Europe, North America)

Kawasaki KLX650R (KLX650-A) 1993-1995
Kawasaki KLX650R (KLX650-D, B) 1996-2001
Kawasaki KLX650 (KLX650-C) 1993-1996

History

History
Year Country Name / Frame / Engine
1993 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX650R / KLX650

Code: KLX650-A1 / KLX650-C1

1994 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX650R / KLX650

Code: KLX650-A2 / KLX650-C2

1995 Europe, North America Name: Kawasaki KLX650R / KLX650

Code: KLX650-A3 / KLX650-C3

1996 Europe, North America, Australia Name: Kawasaki KLX650R / KLX650

Code: KLX650-D1 (B1 – Australia) / KLX650-C4

1999 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki KLX650R

Code: KLX650-D4 (B2 – Australia)

2001 Europe, Australia Name: Kawasaki KLX650R

Code: KLX650-D6 (B3 – Australia)

Specifications

Kawasaki KLX650 (KLX650R): specs.

Specifications
DIMENSIONS Overall length 2215 mm / 87,2 in

2250 mm / 88,6 in – KLX650-C

Overall width 925 mm / 36,4 in

900 mm / 35,4 in – KLX650-C

Overall height 1230 mm / 48,4 in

1190 mm / 46,8 in – KLX650-C

Seat height 950 mm / 37,4 in

885 mm / 34,8 in – KLX650-C

Wheelbase 1490 mm / 58,6 in

1510 mm / 59,4 in – KLX650-C

Ground clearance 330 mm / 13,0 in

265 mm / 10,4 in – KLX650-C

Dry weight 127 kg / 280 lbs – KLX650-A

129 kg / 284 lbs – KLX650-D/B

153 kg / 337 lbs – KLX650-C

Curb (wet) weight 137 kg / 302 lbs – KLX650-A

139 kg / 306 lbs – KLX650-D/B

170 kg / 375 lbs – KLX650-C

FRAME Type Tubular, semi double cradle, steel
Front suspension, travel 43 mm inverted telescopic fork (adjustable compression damper), 300 mm / 11,8 in

43 mm inverted telescopic fork, 285 mm / 11,2 in – KLX650-C

Rear suspension, travel Swingarm Uni-Trak with monoshock (fully adjustable), 285 mm / 11,2 in – KLX650-A

Swingarm Uni-Trak with monoshock (fully adjustable), 272 mm / 10,7 in – KLX650-D,B

Swingarm Uni-Trak with monoshock (adjustable 5-way spring pre-load), 260 mm / 10,2 in – KLX650-C

Front tire size 80/100-21 (51M)

90/90-21 (54S) – KLX650-C

Rear tire size 110/100-18 (64M)

130/80-17 (65S) – KLX650-C

Front brake Single disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brake Single disc, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity 8,0 l / 2,11 US gal – KLX650-A

11,6 l / 3,06 US gal – KLX650-D/B

12,0 l / 3,17 US gal – KLX650-C

Trail 122 mm / 4,8 in
Fuel economy
ENGINE Type Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement Single cylinder
Bore & Stroke 100,0 x 83,0 mm
Displacement 651 cm³ (39,7 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.5:1

10.5:1 – KLX650-D/B

Valve train Chain driven DOHC, 4 valves
Max. power 45,0 hp (33,0 kW) / 6500 rpm – KLX650-C

KLX650-A, D, B - not claimed

Max. torque 53,0 Nm (5,4 kg*m) / 5000 rpm – KLX650-C

KLX650-A, D, B - not claimed

0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)
Top speed
CARBURETION SYSTEM Type Carburetor, 1x Keihin CVK40
ID
DRIVE TRAIN Clutch Wet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction 2.272
Final reduction 3.500

2.866 – KLX650-C

Gear ratio

I

II

III

IV

V


2.266

1.529

1.181

0.954

0.791

ELECTRICAL Ignition CDI
Alternator Three-phase AC, 238W at 6000 rpm – KLX650-C
Battery capacity 12V-8Ah – KLX650-C

Kick – KLX650-A,B,D

Images

Kawasaki KLX650 (KLX650R): images, gallery.

Kawasaki KLX 650 (KLX650-A)
Kawasaki KLX 650 (KLX650-C)
Kawasaki KLX 650 (KLX650-C)

Videos

Kawasaki KLX650 (KLX650R): video.

KAWASAKI KLX 650 R

Manuals

Kawasaki KLX650 (KLX650R): manuals, parts, microfiches.