Buyers Guide 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 | Buyer's Guide

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 | Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo
2016 Kawasaki KLR650 in Camo

A first-rate off-road capable adventure motorcycle, the 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 sports a fuel tank that carries over six gallons and a fairing that makes it a long-distance runner.

The 651cc motor is absolutely reliable with an extremely wide powerband, making the KLR an easy ride. With over seven inches of travel at both ends, the KLR can soak up any reasonable obstacles in your way, and the seat height is kept at a manageable 35 inches.

Kawasaki Genuine Accessories offers bags, a gel seat, and other equipment to turn the KLR650 into a credible no-frills tourer. For 2016, Kawasaki is offering a Matrix Camo Gray graphics option for an additional $300.

Read our Kawasaki KLR 650 Review.

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Specs:

  • Engine: DOHC, water-cooled single
  • Displacement: 651cc
  • Bore x stroke: 100 x 83mm
  • Compression ratio: 9.8:1
  • Fuel system: Keihin CVK40
  • Ignition: Electric CDI
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Final drive: Sealed chain
  • Front suspension: 41mm telescopic forks; 7.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Uni-Trak single-shock system with 5-way preload and stepless rebound damping; 7.3 inches of travel
  • Front tire: 90/90×21
  • Rear tire: 130/80×17
  • Front brakes: 254mm petal-type disc w/ 4-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: 212mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Frame type: Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
  • Rake: 28.0°
  • Trail: 4.4 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Overall length: 90.4 inches
  • Overall width: 37.8 inches
  • Overall height: 53.1 inches
  • Ground clearance: 8.3 inches
  • Seat height: 35.0 inches
  • Curb weight: 432 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 6.1 gallons

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Colors:

  • Candy Lime Green
  • Ebony
  • Matrix Camo Gray

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Price:

  • MSRP: $6599 ($6899, Camo)

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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