2022 Kawasaki KLR 650

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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.

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Engine

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.

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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.

 

Features

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.

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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.

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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.

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