2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Review – First Ride

During day one of our press ride, most of the guys wearing full moto boots asked to have the shifter moved higher. Kawasaki set the shifters one spline higher for everyone who requested it. Once we took off afterward, we quickly lost half of the group. Arriving back at the chase truck, it turns out that moving the shifter higher caused the lever to come into contact with the sprocket cover (which has a metal brace behind it) preventing upshifts.