2014 Kawasaki KLR™650 New Edition

2014 is not even here yet, and Kawasaki is already releasing their second wave of 2014 models.2014 New Edition

The KLR650 New Edition builds on the perennial best selling KLR650. Updated features of the New Edition include

  • An upgraded 41mm front fork featuring 40% firmer springs, and 27% more rebound damping
  • The Uni-Trak rear suspension now features a shock with a spring rate that is 63% stiffer, and rebound settings that are 83% firmer than the standard KLR650
  • A new multi-contoured seat
    • Narrower at the front to reduce the reach to the ground
    • Wider at the rear to increase long distance comfort
    • A dimpled texture to reduce slip

The upgraded suspension components will help to stabilize the ride for those motorcyclists who spend more time on the tarmac at higher speeds.

The new version of the KLR650 only runs $100 more than the standard KLR, and it will come in 3 color options

  • Candy Lime Green and Ebony
  • Metallic Flat Raw Graystone and Ebony
  • Pearl Stardust White and Ebony

Availability of this new model has not yet been announced.

Specifications

EngineFour-stroke, DOHC, four-valve single
Displacement651cc
Bore x Stroke100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression ratio9.8:1
Cooling SystemLiquid
CarburetionKeihin CVK40
IgnitionElectric CDI
TransmissionFive-speed
Final driveSealed chain
Frame TypeSemi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail28 degrees / 4.4 in.
Front suspension / wheel travel41mm telescopic fork / 7.9 in.
Rear suspension / wheel travelUni-Trak® single-shock system with 5-way preload and stepless rebound damping / 7.3 in.
Front Tire Size90/90×21
Rear Tire Size130/80×17
Front brakes / rear brakesSingle 280mm petal-type disc, two-piston caliper / Single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper
Overall length90.4 in.
Overall width37.8 in.
Overall height53.1 in.
Ground clearance8.3 in.
Seat height35.0 in.
Curb weight432 lbs.
Fuel capacity6.1 gal.
Wheelbase58.3 in.
Color ChoicesCandy Lime Green/Ebony, Metallic Flat Raw Graystone/Ebony, Pearl Stardust White/Ebony
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