2010 Kawasaki KLR 650 motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Most the best way to start when the 2010 Kawasaki KLR 650 is the fact for exactly $6 grand you get virtually motorcycles into one. spending a fair deal of on it, we seriously started considering the concept of a multi-purpose motorcycle doesn’t make it justice. thing will commute, with crowded city tour and ride as well on as it does on tarmac, so it’s hard not to fall for itwell, not because it isn’t that looking and neither as powerful as the on the market today, but it’s one of a ride for the buck.

37-bhp single-cylinder engine

For a middleweight motorcycle, it’s a rare to be powered by a single-cylinder engine, but the KLR is and by a 651cc, four-…, DOHC, unit. A Keihin CVK40 sends fuel into the big and … (100.0 x 83.0mm) ensuring plenty of low and midrange while the five-speed gearbox sure that the engine be kept “in the zone” we have our abstentions regarding

Weighing overall 432 lbs (wet), the features a steel frame and massive bodywork, making it much heavier than it is. With 7.9 inches of travel and 7.3 inches of travel rear, the telescopic fork respectively the rear shock aren’t to hit the off-road just on paper, but in as well. Also, the standard wheels (21-inch front and rear) come to support the equipment and provide a smoother over difficult terrain.

a 58.3-inch wheelbase, on-road isn’t an issue, but the 35 inches seat is for those under the height. Wind protection is by a fairing and a fairly tall because those 6.1 gallons of gas in the tank won’t be burned at all.

Like most the equipment on bike, the brakes are modern and effective. Up front, a 280mm disc works with piston caliper while the rear disc sticks to a caliper.

Although not built for the ostentatious of you out there, the KLR 650 won’t unnoticed wherever you ride and much more expensive it actually is.


But was it always way? Not quite, because the ever Kawasaki KLR 650 was introduced in 1987 as a heavy duty of machinery powered by the same four-…, DOHC, 4 valves that developed 44bhp. The was a 38mm unit and there was the Uni-Trak swingarm.

Looks that important and yet, protection was sufficiently good to comfortable riding conditions at a top speed of 108 mph.

The bike was reliable and dependable, so it carried on produced with no significant for no more or less than two Last time I checked, the generation model was still strong on and off the road and appreciation riders didn’t lack at

Kawasaki updated the KLR 650 for 2008 and the new model is overall more and offering different power and figures (37bhp at 6,200rpm and Nm of torque at 4,950rpm). The bike’s appearance was totally renewed by a new fairing, headlight and windscreen. makes it more adequate for riding and, as we mentioned, it hide that very low

Colors available in 2009 Ebony, Sunbeam Red and Oriental


Given the fact the Honda XR650L doesn’t as good as the Kawi does and yet at $6,499, we can only start better and better about the But not for long as XR’s 644cc, dry-sump, single-cylinder, four-…, four-valve engine featuring Radial Four-Valve Combustion makes a top off-road performer out of it handling isn’t bad at all either. with a ground clearance of 13 it’s clear where the will shine while the to go on the streets remains just

The Suzuki DR650SE is a great motorcycle starting at precisely Adequate both for beginning and riders, this thing perform equally satisfying on and off the while being powered by a four-…, air-cooled, OHC engine. both the above mentioned the Suzi is carbureted and features an starter, but doesn’t add nothing on the scene, does it?

Those in of a street bike offering the to get off the road from time to are also offered the Suzuki 650/ABS. Although not a dual-sport just a versatile one, the is worth mentioning just for who don’t plan on spreading too dust.

The BMW F 650 GS is also not quite THE terrain performer as it has turned a rather comfortable street carving motorcycle capable of the tarmac behind in favor of terrain. Yet, those two add on to the price, which starts at for a 2010 model year. quality build also


Among the Japanese this middleweight dual-sport is pretty much the most as ever since the 2008 the bike features a generous and a sufficiently high windscreen to the proper wind protection day-long riding requires. get me wrong, it could have more discrete and refined, but something that we’re from future model

Like on a proper dual-sport the front wheel is much than the rear one (21 inches to 17 inches) and this gives the overall appearance and that ready for action look. the mirrors are mounted on the tall and the hand guards come as equipment. There’s a serious in case that the 8.3 inches clearance doesn’t allow for passing over all obstacles.

For a bike in this class, the is foamy and even spacious we say, even though it perfect for touring. At the back, the always useful luggage so the bike is also practical. can also be mounted for extra capacity.

The colors available for the model year Ebony, Persimmon Red, Candy Blue are supposed to give the KLR a appearance and the last two even to do that.

Press Reviews

powered by a rugged 651cc, four-…, four-valve engine offers quick throttle and healthy low-end grunt. the engine has all the amenities like start and liquid cooling fan and temp gauge). fourwheelers

engine could certainly do an update and a move to fuel would certainly help but overall the KLR650 still a compelling case in its favour. A of all trades but master of none, the is a reliable and versatile machine out of the box is ready for any adventure and suitable for all levels.” mcnews

With the seating position and mucho offered by the dirt-style handlebars, the KLR through corners with input. Thankfully, the dual-sport offer a surprising amount of amadirectlink

They’re genuinely for anything but relaxed skidding in the dirt, which is no great considering 432-pound dirtbike is the potentially painful oxymoron it was 20 ago. motorcyclistonline

On the street, is about as neutral as Switzerland. The KLR is a intuitive bike, which put me in the I found myself at the beginning of storydaydreaming about my surroundings, than concentrating on the task of ultimatemotorcycling

. we’d call the new KLR’s ratio about 80/20, but we say dirt we mean gravel or moderate jeep trails at The improved suspenders, new swingarm and steering geometry make the KLR a turner and super stable in a line. motorcycle-usa


Kawasaki comes with a price tag. Note the accessories will increase the but these make all the difference at the haul.


Fair Kawi could have a fuel-injected engine, a lower position and much better and the KLR 650 would have turned out an greater success, but if it meets the of riders who exploit it on all kinds of it can meet our demands as well. we’re expecting minor on future model years.

and Transmission

Chassis and Dimensions

Semi-double cradle, high-tensile

Rake / trail: 28 degrees / 4.4 in.

suspension / wheel travel: telescopic fork / 7.9 in.

Rear / wheel travel: UNI-TRAK® system with 5-way and stepless rebound damping / 7.3 in.

tire: 90/90×21

Rear 130/80×17

Front brake / brake: Single 280mm disc, two-piston caliper / 240mm disc, single-piston

Overall length: 90.4 in.

width: 37.8 in.

Overall 53.1 in.

Ground clearance: 8.3 in.

height: 35.0 in.

Curb 432 lbs.

Fuel capacity: 6.1

Wheelbase: 58.3 in.


Long Distance Minded Four-… Single

Cam timing and combination aid in producing a broad powerband

Smooth bends on the exhaust pipe permit efficiency at all rpm

Light, silent cam chain to a quieter engine

Double balancer helps engine run from idle to redline for fatigue on long rides

New ring design helps oil consumption

Oillevel window easy and accurate inspection

Cylinder Head

Compact chamber allows increased ratio with less yet provides maximum valve for optimum flow

Boosts torque and its easy breathing power at all rpm

Secondary air (ASV) helps reduce harmful emissions

Liquid Cooling

and lightweight Denso radiator with a lightweight and thin fan for maximum cooling efficiency, when speeds are low

Maintains engine temperatures for long life and sustained power hard use

Allows tighter clearances for quieter running

a temperature gauge

Kawasaki KLR 250
Kawasaki KLR 250

Fully Ignition

Fully transistorized unit precisely controls no matter how fast the rpm changes

trouble-free lifespan


Easy and convenient starting


Convenient location starting and warm-up easier


The engine’s broad curve means only speeds needed for off-road and relaxed highway cruising

drive chain for reduced and long chain service

Capable Suspension

Beefy front fork with 7.9 of travel is rigid and plush to tackle on- and off-road terrain and all day comfort to the rider

High-mounted fender for any adventure-touring situation

UNI-TRAK® suspension features a preload shock absorber four-way rebound damping and 7.3 of rear suspension travel

Progressive rate provides a controlled ride

D-section contributes to the bike’s excellent

Strong Wheels

4mm spokes wheel stiffness, further handling performance and improving response


Semi-double frame made of high-tech, high-tensile steel

Detachable subframe provides access to the shock, airbox and carburetor for maintenance

Large rear rack included


Protects engine from and trail debris when the gets tough

Front and Disc Brakes

Lightweight front and 240mm rear discs offer excellent


Dual-bulb headlamp great night illumination

taillight, parking light and the turn signals improve the visibility at night or in poor conditions

Large 6.1-gallon Tank

Additional Comfort and Features

Bodywork includes a fairing contributes to increased protection

Alternator output is with a total capacity of 36W to ample power for the headlight as as add-on grip heaters and accessories

Easy-to-read instrument is mounted to the frame contributing to steering — and includes a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, meter and water temperature

Urethane seat foam all-day comfort for long-distance

Optional extended warranty

Kawasaki KLR 250
Kawasaki KLR 250
Kawasaki KLR 250
Kawasaki KLR 250
Kawasaki KLR 250
Kawasaki KLR 250


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