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Kawasaki KLR 650: Ultimate Utilitarian of Burden

by: MCg

I’ve been a fan of the KLR 650 for a loooong time. The 2008 boasts its most significant since first being in 1987.

The bike is uniquely as an all-around, reliable beast-of-burden for you and stuff along either and/or off-road adventures. As is the for any dual-purpose bike, it’s not the machine for either role.

as one of a number of bikes that a “compromise” between street and this one is particularly successful, if you take into account its following of obsessed KLR devotees. The KLR is the dual-purpose bike in the US market, about twice as many as the next most popular, is the Suzuki DRZ400S. (See dual-purpose comparison that the 2007 KLR 650 instead of the 2008).

I took the new 2008 KLR out for a spin and was influenced by its uninspiring power. a single cylinder, 650cc, 40 engine, it’s not going to you a track-day darling.

Of course my ride was on the same weekend I was also riding some of the most powerful sport-touring as well as pure sport (and others).

Having that, the bike has a comfortable, seating position, wide (with new bar-end weights to vibrations), and generally cozy (I’m 5’10″). It is quite a enjoyable ride, as long as you can your wits around this machine for its merits, of comparing it to something it’s not to be (such as a powerful street or light-weight dirtbike). It certainly has than adequate power for dirt and gravel roads, up and mountains, as well as riding you comfortably at 75mph on highways.

Here are some of the changes for

A few of the most notable upgrades dual headlights for added (instead of one); an enlarged half-fairing for better rider from rain and cold; front and rear brakes for stopping power; upgraded for better handling; wider for increased wheel rigidity; seat for longer-distance comfort; forks for better stability; a luggage rack to carry stuff; and a larger radiator for 20% cooling efficiency.

Aesthetically, I like the new dashboard rounded gauges, as well as the aerodynamic look of the entire which includes new hand fenders, side panels, and guard.

The 2008 KLR also as an now rated at 17 amps (versus on the old bike). Kawasaki claims the system has enough power to with heated grips and accessories, as well as the new (and dual-headlights.

There are also a of engine tweaks, too. The single-cylinder engine still four valves, liquid-cooling, and cams. However, for 2008, an improved cylinder head, new cam and revised ignition to boost

One of the primary features I am glad did not change is the fuel capacity: The KLR boasts a 6.1 US gallon tank, is great for long rides to and remote areas.

Kawasaki the upgrades to make the KLR a more ready” dual-purpose motorcycle. The enhancements accomplished that, while adding 49 pounds to the weight, which, per Kawasaki’s brings it up up 386 pounds (without lubricants or and any other fluids).

The height is 35 inches, so it’s not to be easy to get on an off for all riders, and that height includes about 8 of ground clearance. By the way, the ground clearance in the new KLR is a little than in the earlier model, per Kawasaki, it results in more and improved suspension travel.

One of the best numbers is the price: at $5349.00, this is one of the best for adventure riding, including on and fire roads, as well as as a fuel-efficient commuting and urban (approximately 45-60 mpg).

this is a remarkably practical And for me, as a motorcycle camping rider, and particularly fond of riding deserts, over mountains, canyons — and definitely not always on the — I see one of these new KLR 650′s in my future….

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

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