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2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Coolness Factor = 53.6%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:35 am

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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Adventure Unlimited...

The rugged and tough 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle is built for adventure. Riders on pavement or off-road will benefit from the KLR650 motorcycle’s phenomenal fuel range and dual-purpose capabilities.

The rugged and tough 2016 Kawasaki KLR™650 motorcycle is built for adventure. It will take you where you want to go in comfort, year-round, and with a budget-conscious package. Riders on pavement or off-highway will benefit from the KLR650 motorcycle’s phenomenal fuel range from its 6.1-gallon tank. In fact, this innovator of the dual-purpose category will take riders practically anywhere they’ve dreamed of visiting.

The adjustable, long-travel 41mm telescopic front fork and Uni-Trak® rear suspension contribute to the superb balance of the dependable KLR650, providing excellent composure when ridden on canyon roads. It also offers significant bottoming resistance when ridden over technical off-highway terrain.

The multi-contoured, dimpled seat is narrow at the front for an easy reach to the ground, and wider towards the rear to enhance rider maneuverability and boost long-range comfort.



2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

• NEW 2016 Matrix Camo Gray color scheme available

• Torquey and durable 651cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine

• Long-travel 41mm telescopic fork

• Adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension

• Multi-contoured seat with dimpled cover

• 6.1-gallon fuel tank for long-range adventure touring

• Wind protection to reduce wind buffeting

• Sturdy rear cargo rack


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New for the 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 motorcycle is the inclusion of Matrix Camo Gray



2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $6899 USD



Power
Engine
4-stroke, 1-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled
Displacement
651cc
Bore x Stroke
100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression ratio
9.8:1
Fuel System
Keihin CVK40
Ignition
Electric CDI
Transmission
5-speed
Final Drive
Sealed chain
Performance
Front Suspension / Wheel Travel
41mm telescopic fork/7.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel
Uni-Trak® single-shock system with 5-way preload and stepless rebound damping/7.3 in
Front Tire
90/90x21
Rear Tire
130/80x17
Front Brakes
Single 254mm petal-type disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear Brakes
Single 212mm disc, single-piston caliper
Details
Frame Type
Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake/Trail
28.0°/4.4 in
Overall Length
90.4 in
Overall Width
37.8 in
Overall Height
53.1 in
Ground Clearance
8.3 in
Seat Height
35.0 in
Curb Weight
432.0 lb**
Fuel Capacity
6.1 gal
Wheelbase
58.3 in
Color Choices
Matrix Camo Gray
Warranty
12 Month Limited Warranty
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional)
12, 24, 36 or 48 months


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Re: This Week: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:49 am

First time the KLR is on the Cool Wall and the 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo is new for 2016! Well, the graphics are anyways. :)
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Re: This Week: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Vote Now

Unread post by montanalifter » Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:13 pm

Awesome bike but the camo is ugly in my opinion.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Vote Now

Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Oct 24, 2015 12:43 am

I expected actual camo....that just looks like enlarged pixels.

I'd like to go on a demo ride though.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:20 pm

I agree with montanalifer, the KLR is indeed an awesome bike, but this "urban camo" pattern doesn't do it any favors. It looks like a marketing decision ("Let's try to get millenials to like the KLR!"), and thus looks like it's trying too hard.
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Re: This Week: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:11 pm

Fail....this bike is a prime example why marketing departments need to be kept on a short tight leash.......and once in a while, should be culled without mercy on a regular basis....and good bike ruined by a BS marketing ploy......
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Re: This Week: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:34 am

I went with: Uncool

It's not the KLR650 that's uncool, it's the Camo... eww. Well, I guess it's like a WWII battleship camo (which is cool) but it just looks very odd on the KLR. I was hoping when Kawasaki said "new KLR650 model" it would mean more than graphics but a new engine and a refresh. A little disappointed they didn't do that yet for the deserving KLR.

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Re: This Week: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:40 am

2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Coolness Factor = 53.6%
Featured: October 23rd, 2015 - November 6th 2015
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Motorcycle Cool Wall discussion: viewtopic.php?f=61&t=52295
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Your Coolness Factor of the 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo is:

Awesome (3 points) 21% [ 6 ]
Cool (2 points) 39% [ 11 ]
Uncool (1 point) 18% [ 5 ]
Fail (0 point) 21% [ 6 ]

Total votes: 28


= a Coolwall Factor of 53.6%

Notes: A leading off-road, do-anything bike with "urban millennium camo" design that flops. On a safety front, would riding a camouflaged motorcycle be unsafe to ride in traffic? From the comments in the discussion thread, maybe the camo will hide it on the sales floor. Kawasaki, PLEASE UPDATE the KLR650 to modern standards, it's a well deserving model for it.


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Re: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Coolness Factor = 53.6%

Unread post by Jarlaxle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:04 pm

It's 2015. Why does this almost-$7000 bike not have EFI?!

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Re: 2016 Kawasaki KLR650 Camo - Coolness Factor = 53.6%

Unread post by NorthernPete » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:41 am

That camo is a digital style camo. It's a little big but it's the style used now in the us military. See the link. I like the look, but my brother had one of these bikes a few years ago and it suuuuuuckked. Lol

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univers ... ge_Pattern
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