2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Purchaser’s Information [3 ADV/Dual-Sport Models]


2023 Kawasaki KLR650.

The Kawasaki KLR650, revived and revised final yr, returns for 2023 in the identical three flavors—customary, Journey, and Traveler. All three editions make use of the identical liquid-cooled DOHC fuel-injected single-cylinder motor that cranks out 39 ft-lbs of torque at 4500 rpm. The steel-framed chassis has a non-adjustable fork with a stroke of almost eight inches, whereas the linkage-equipped rear suspension system’s shock is adjustable for rebound damping and spring preload, moderating 7.3 inches of rear wheel journey. Disc brakes are used at each ends—300mm within the entrance and 240mm within the rear—of the present KLR650, which has an off-road-ready 21-/18-inch wheelset shod with retro Dunlop K750 tires. The KLR650 debuted in 1987, taking a break from manufacturing from 2019 to 2021.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Buyer's Guide: Adventure Model
2023 Kawasaki KLX650 Journey.

The usual model is unadorned, with ABS being an possibility. The Journey mannequin included plastic aspect instances, auxiliary LED lighting, engine safety, a tank pad, DC outlet, and a powered USB socket. ABS can also be an possibility on the Journey. The Traveler version has a normal plastic high case, plus energy from a DC outlet and USB socket, with ABS customary.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Buyer's Guide: Traveler version
2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler.

One thing of a hybrid of an journey bike and a twin sport bike, the platform is credible off-road, and in addition able to long-distance touring. We discovered that out by way of thorough testing. 

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Specs


  • Sort: Single cylinder
  • Displacement: 652cc
  • Bore x stroke: 100 x 83mm
  • Most torque: 39 ft-lbs @ 4500 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC; 4 valves
  • Fueling: Keihin EFI w/ 40mm throttle physique
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Clutch: Moist multiplate
  • Ultimate drive: Sealed chain


  • Entrance suspension; journey: Non-adjustable 41mm fork; 7.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; journey: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustable shock; 7.3 inches
  • Tires: Dunlop K750
  • Entrance tire: 90/90 x 21
  • Rear tire: 130/80 x 17
  • Entrance brake: 300mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ single-piston caliper
  • ABS: Non-compulsory ($300)


  • Wheelbase: 60.6 inches
  • Rake: 30.0 levels
  • Path: 4.8 inches
  • Seat top: 34.3 inches
  • Gas capability: 6.1 gallons
  • Curb weight: 456 kilos (customary mannequin)


  • Pearl Storm Grey
  • Sweet Lime Inexperienced (non-ABS solely)
  • Pearl Photo voltaic Yellow (non-ABS solely; Traveler mannequin)
  • Cypher Camo Grey (Journey mannequin)


  • 2023 KLR650: $6899 MSRP
  • 2023 KLR650 Journey: $7899
  • 2023 KLX650 Traveler ABS: $7599

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Picture Gallery

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Journey Picture Gallery

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Picture Gallery



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