2014 Kawasaki KLR 650 New Edition First Look Review

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2014 Kawasaki KLR650 New First Look Review

31, 2014

2014.5 Kawasaki New Edition in Candy Lime

After chugging along few changes and a distinctive tweet its exhaust pipe for 21 years, legendary KLR650 dual-sport got a update for 2008. Engine suspension improvements, stronger new styling with better and a comfier seat are the major on an even longer list of that improved the KLR’s manners at the expense of some worthiness. Though updated, the which still uses a CVK-40 constant-velocity carburetor, has fairly old-school, with a low to match.

41mm fork has 40% firmer and 28% firmer rebound damping.

have been circulating for a about a larger-displacement, fully KLR, perhaps a fuel-injected twin to compete with F 800 GS and Triumph Tiger 800. Kawasaki unveiled its 2014 last fall, the KLR650 with the same specs and the price ($6,499) as in 2013, but color selection limited to Lime Green/Ebony, the Ebony and Solar Yellow colors been dropped.

Quietly, with little Kawasaki slipped a mid-year into its lineup. The 2014 KLR650 New Edition has more suspension and a better seat, and it in two new colors: Metallic Flat Raw Graystone/Ebony and Pearl White/Ebony. Comparing specs for the KLR650 and KLR650 New Edition, virtually identical.

Same 651cc single-cylinder DOHC engine, same  claimed weight (432 pounds), fuel capacity (6.1 same seat height (35 and so on.

One of the KLR650′s weakest links has its too-soft suspension, which the bike’s old design and low price. The New attempts to remedy the situation a 41mm fork—in the same and with the same 7.9 inches of as the base model—that’s filled 40-percent firmer springs and has firmer rebound damping

Kawasaki KLR 650

The Uni-Trak  linkage-equipped rear still has 7.3 inches of travel, but the New has a 63-percent higher spring and 83-percent firmer rebound All that extra firmness reduce brake dive, sag when loaded) and overall offering better control in riding conditions. As with the model, the fork offers no but the shock has five-level spring and four-level rebound adjustment.

The KLR650 New Edition’s seat is 35 inches high, but it is narrower in for an easier reach to the ground.

after its 2008 update, the seat remained a sore literally. The foam is too soft and down easily,  leaving rider’s … on the seat New Edition’s seat features a narrower section with a more profile that Kawasaki will make it easier to the ground and enhance off-road It is more than an inch and features a flatter, less profile, offering a more and comfortable platform.

Whether it offers more is an open question.

MSRP for the Kawasaki KLR650 New Edition is a Ben Franklin more than the model gets you better a better seat and more options with revised The KLR has long been one of the best on two wheels, and the New Edition is even We’ll get a chance to ride the new KLR and they should be arriving at any day now.

Kawasaki KLR 650
Kawasaki KLR 650
Kawasaki KLR 650
Kawasaki KLR 650

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