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2008 Kawasaki KLR 650

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2008 Kawasaki KLR 650

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Identification
Model Type  On-Off Road
BASE MSRP(US)  $5,349.00
Dealers Kawasaki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Engine:  
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  100 / 3.94
Stroke (mm/in)  83 / 3.27
Displacement (cc/ci)  651 / 39.7
Compression Ratio  9.8:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Carburetion Brand  Keihin
Fuel Injector  No
Carburetor  Yes
Number Of Carburetors  1
Carburetor Size (mm)  40
Carburetion Type  Carburetor
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Overdrive  Yes
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Tube / Tubeless  Tubed
Front Tire Width  90
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  90
Front Wheel Diameter  21
Rear Tire Width  130
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  80
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  90/90 R21
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  130/80 R17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  11 / 280
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  9.5 / 240
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Telescopic Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.6 / 41
Front Travel (in/mm)  7.9 / 200.7
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  No
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  7.3 / 185.4
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Brand Name  UNI-TRAK®
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.52
Width (in/mm)  37.8 / 960.1
Height (in/mm)  53.1 / 1348.7
Wheelbase (in/mm)  58.3 / 1480.8
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  8.3 / 210.8
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  6.3
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  386 / 175.1
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  6.1 / 23.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.69
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  35 / 889
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Engine Case Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  Yes
Brush Guard  No
Exhaust Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Skid Plate  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  On-Off Road
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Parent Company  Kawasaki
Display Name  KLR650
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Audio & Communication:  
Satellite  No
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  Yes
Height  Mid
Storage:  
Rear Rack  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Headlight (s)  Standard
Type  Halogen
Paint & Finish:  
Paint  Standard

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Great all purpose motorcycle
By Gerald Trees(Owner), Sep. 16, 2008
I purchased the 2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 when it first hit the dealers in mid 2007. I had been looking at an affordable all purpose motorcycle and hadn't found one that would allow me to cover the 120 mile round trip for work three times a week in comfort, look good and allow me to look for adventure ... Read Full Review

 

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Kawasaki KLR650 - It's the 'King'; but is it all they have in the growing 'Dual-sport' class?!?
By Steve Hanson(Writer), Sep. 16, 2008
I don't think so. But it's all that is listed here, in their Kawasaki "On-Off Road" category in the 'Drop-down menu'! Ol' Uncle Kawi has a couple surprises for you; one under each sleeve.



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Waiting for the Decision
By Michael Hall(Owner), Nov. 13, 2008
My personal experience hasn't been that great. I purchased the bike in May of 2008, soon after, the bike sprang a coolant leak, and the rear right blinker disintergrated... so it went to the shop, they didn't fix the leak and the blinker was on 'back order'. Fast forward a few weeks, I noticed the... Read Full Review

 

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No complaints
By Greg(Owner), Oct. 7, 2008
Decided to get back on a bike after nearly 20 years. I wanted something easy to ride and relearn the whole thing. The KLR is a bargain. It's one of the cheapest bikes out there. You get a lot for your money.

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Price

Great handling

decent power

simple maintenance

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By klr owner(Owner), Dec. 8, 2008
purchased my bike in july 08 and have taken this bike up some serious fsr's/loggin roads,at times thought i had bent rims blown tires. This bike performed like a dream. For me it's a awesome machine and i ride my way to the mountains over 100 miles. I think all bikes will have lemons in the batch,bu... Read Full Review

 

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