Kawasaki officially brings back its dual-purpose motorbike, the KLR 650. The motorbike was first making its debut in 1987 and has now received several updates for the 2022 model.
In terms of performance, Kawasaki KLR 650 shows a philosophy of simplicity with a 652 cc engine that came in a single-cylinder configuration, complete with injection technology.
Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the power output. Kawasaki only claims that the power of the engine has increased significantly.
Meanwhile, the torque generated by the engine is clocked at 54 Nm at 4,500 rpm. All this power is combined with a revised 5-speed gearbox for smoother shifting.
Another update on the KLR 650 lies in the technology and features. The dual-purposes bike already utilized LED lights, a higher windshield that can be adjusted in two positions manually, and a 23-liter petrol tank.
Alterations were also made to the new bodywork, a longer wheelbase with revised front geometry to improve ride stability, and a stiffer sub-frame.
The 2022 KLR 650 uses radius rims with a diameter of 21 inches at the front and 17 inches at the rear wrapped in dual-purpose tires. The suspension uses a 41 mm telescopic type at the front and a monoshock with preload and compression settings at the rear.
The braking system relies on 300 mm discs with dual-piston calipers at the front and a single-piston caliper 240 mm disc at the rear. The digital LCD instrument panel feature is also present to replace the previous analog one.
Price and Availability
This Kawasaki KLR 650 is available in ABS and non- ABS variants. In the United States of America, the Kawasaki KLR 650 2021 is marketed in four variants, standard, ABS, Traveler with left and right panniers, and a complete Adventure.
As for the price, the motorbike is marketed starting from $6,699 to $7,999.