2Kawasaki KLR650

Kawasaki KLR650

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4.2

39 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
87% · 343 · 8%
Mileage 13,390 km
Build Quality
4.5 (4)
Value for Money
4.8 (4)
Cleaning & Maintenance
5.0 (4)
Noise Level
3.8 (4)
Braking
3.5 (4)
Acceleration / Power
4.0 (4)
Gear Shifting
4.3 (4)
Suspension
4.0 (4)
Fuel Efficiency
4.8 (4)
Comfort
3.5 (4)
Handling
3.8 (4)
Great bike for long-distance trips
Easy to handle
Highly fuel efficient
Brakes aren't especially responsive
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Reviews

39 reviews
Rob
Rob · 4 posts

Good all round modern day horse.

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Matt
Matt

38.000Km Report

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mal62
mal62 Perth, WA · 5 posts

A great value packed all-rounder

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Carlos
Carlos

A very nice all purpose motorcycle

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Beamer
Beamer

Best all round fun reliable motorcycle out there

Steve
Steve

Oil burning

Merv
Merv Gympie

The one bike for all tasks

Steve oo7
Steve oo7 Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Pure and Simple

Mark
Mark AU

Proven reliability and design..

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AndyK
AndyK Hunter Region, NSW · 14 posts
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The best possible bang for your buck

Oddie.
Oddie. · 2 posts

The more I ride it the more I love it:

Greg G
Greg G · 3 posts

A few mods to make a good reliable all rounder

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Buzz
Buzz · 4 posts

value for money backroads cruiser

Maca
Maca

You get what you pay for

I've got a 2010 klr 650. 39000 km . Around 350 km to work each week plus a few longer trips. Just put new front and back springs on her which has made a big difference ( race tech ).
Sits on 110 km/h all day. Very easy to customise to individual taste. Friend has a bmw 1200 gs . Yep it's good but"..
Keep it simple !

FP sux
FP sux AU · 10 posts

Just buy one

Questions & Answers

David K.
David K. · 

I have a KLR which has a thermostat bi pass which looks standard.It has a clear section in the bi pass tube where the coolant can be seen.How does this compare to the thermo bob.Is a thermobob still needed on this model?thanks

mal62
mal62 · 

It sounds like you're referring to the carburettor heater, which is stock on Australian models , the clear check tube comes out the thermostat, then is clipped to the black hose which passes through the front of the carb to stop it icing up in winter , then returns to the cooling system down the left side of the engine across to the water pump, It's not a Thermobob, that's a aftermarket kit that is fitted to the cooling system to provide a coolant bypass that is in every other cooling system but the KLR650!!, it's stops the cold coolant effect stressing the engine,so that hot coolant is always entering the engine, there is proof of warping in the stock engine, to piston and cylinder overtime that leads to the oil burning the KLR is known for, so the answer is YES , it drastically improves the life of the engine.

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Braden J.
Braden J. · 

Is it worth getting a 2008 KLR 650 with 40,000 miles on it? the price is set at 2,800 USD and everything seems to be in good condition. the only thing that was off when I went to go check it out was that it was low on oil and had a few scratches witch is as expected with a dual sport bike

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Marius v.
Marius v. · 

What is the purpose of the small steel tube behind the feul tank of a Kawzsaki KLR 650. I took the seat of to remove the battery and notice there is no pipe connected to the tube. Is that an overflow?

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Details

Features

The Kawasaki KLR650 is equipped with a powerful 650CC single cylinder engine, which is liquid cooled and fuel injected. Paired with a wet multi-disc 5 speed manual transmission, electric starter and 22 litre fuel tank, the KLR650 delivers plenty of performance.

Other features include a multi contoured seat, which narrows at the front, which increases comfort over longer riding periods. A 41mm front fork, which includes stiffer springs, increased oil height and revised damping, better suited for on-road riding situations and carrying heavier loads. This helps increase ride comfort and improve handling.

Rear suspension is also included which also assists with load carrying, when loading up the KLR650 for longer road trips.

Points of Praise

  • With additional customisation, including storage boxes, taller front windscreen, mirror extenders, tank bag and crash bars, the KLR650 becomes a great commuter and ideal for longer trips.
  • Riders find the bike easy to handle, easy on fuel and overall appreciative of its design.
  • Road touring and dirt trails are all easily covered by the KLR650..

Pain Points

  • It is commonly known that some KLR650’s can burn excessive oil. Keep an eye out for this.
  • Brakes aren’t the most responsive, they require a harder squeeze on the brake lever and pedal.
CategoryTrail Bikes, Learner Approved Bikes and Adventure Touring Bikes
Engine Capacity651cc
Release date
ManualDownload manual
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