Effective suspension settings, stiff spokes, lightweight petal disc brakes, a D-section swingarm and forged axle holders are just some of the features of the KLR’s chassis that contribute to its incredible handling and all-round road holding.
Firm seat foam, great weather protection, a powerful dual-bulb headlight and generous generator output make for greater long-distance touring capabilities and are complemented by a easy-to-read frame-mounted instrument panel that enables lighter steering and features a large speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter and water temp gauge.
The 41 mm front fork last featured an upgrade in 2014, which then included stiffer springs, increased oil height and revised damping settings (for stronger rebound damping). Set-up to better suit on-road riding situations and heavier loads. This all contributes to an increase in ride comfort and an improvement in handling.
Thanks to a massive 22.0 Litre fuel capacity, the KLR650 has the long-distance touring range to ride off into the sunset and back again. If it’s commuting you are doing, then you won’t be planning on visiting the petrol station too often! A great range of genuine accessories adds to the functionality of the KLR650.
Changes in 2014 included revision to the Uni-Trak single-shock rear suspension include a stiffer spring and stronger rebound damping. The upgrades add to the handling and assist with load carrying for the biggest of adventures.
Precise cam-timing and intake porting, a one-piece exhaust system and a fully transistorised ignition adds up to thumping power across the big 651cc four stroke’s rev-range. Big, strong and reliable……the KLR650
The KLR’s sophisticated liquid cooling system employs an automatic cooling fan to maintain airflow at low speeds. Cooler engine temperatures allow tighter internal tolerances for quieter operation and longer engine life. the perfect cooling for the long treks through Australia.