The Beginner’s Big Bike

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There is a dual-sport motorcycle designed for both on-road and off-road driving. The Kawasaki KLR 650 is a long-standing model in the Kawasaki lineup. It was unveiled in 1987 and remained practically unchanged through the 2007 model.

It has a reputation as the “gateway drug” for the adventure motorcycle culture. The dual-sport kawasaki klr650 comes with a price lower than most in its class. Despite its very reasonable price, it boasts of strength, versatility, and reliability. Riders who started with it are hooked to the adventure and upgrade to bigger bikes. There is a good number though who choose to stick to this make and model, it being a fairly easy bike to work on. Plus, with its upgraded suspension, you can rely on its utility and better performance.

In 2008, it was radically re-designed. Built with a 651cc, four-stroke, dual-counter balance, DOHC, water-cooled, single-cylinder engine.

The KLR 650 2008 came with new aesthetics and state of the art dual headlights. It has a more powerful engine and an improved instrument panel. There are redesigned handlebar control switches giving it a very modern look. The improved function was generated by the reinforced idler-shaft lever (doohickey) and stator “alternator” upgraded to 17 amp output, giving an additional 36-watt capacity.

dual-sport kawasaki klr650

Some other modifications of this generation 2 model include an upgraded 41 mm fork and cooling system, new D section swingarm and a dual-piston front and rear brake caliper. It also came with larger diameter 4mm wheel spokes, cowling and fairing redesign.

For your and everyone’s safety on the road, always wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing when riding any motorcycle or ATV.

Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Review your owner’s manual and don’t forget to inspect your motorcycle before riding.

It is always best to take a riding skill course before operating any vehicle

The latest of the KLR 650 models (2018) gives the impression of a tough and strong motorcycle built for the great outdoors. Its exceptional fuel range and dual-purpose capabilities make it ideal either on pavement or off-road. Both models have the additional vehicle features of a 6.1-gallon fuel tank, a big windscreen, and a durable rear cargo rack.

Its weight when dry is 176 kg (388 lb), and 196 kg (432 lb) when wet. The fuel capacity is 6.1 U.S. gal (23 l; 5.1 imp gal). When it comes to dimensions, their length is 2,295 mm (90.4 in), 960 mm (38 in), in width, 1,350 mm (53 in) in height. 2.6 U.S. quartz (2.5 L) is its oil capacity. Its engine 651 cc single, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-values. Its power is 37 bhp (28 kW).


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