2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS Guide

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS


Introducing the 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS…

The KLR650 is a touring hungry dual purpose motorcycle that provides the versatility for exploring destinations on the highway, in the city or off the beaten path. With a comfortable cockpit, efficient engine and large fuel tank, it is also an excellent partner for long-distance travel. The KLR650 is one capable partner that is ready to take riders anywhere they wish to go and on whatever roads they wish to trave

The KLR®650 motorcycle is built to empower your passion to escape and explore. Dual-purpose capability allows the journey to go on- and off-road, and a reputation for enduring reliability helps you focus on the adventure at hand. For decades, this legendary motorcycle has inspired countless stories from all over the world, and the spirit to make new memories continues to beckon today.




2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features


  • Tall two-position adjustable windshield
  • Large aluminum rear carrier
  • Generous generator capacity
  • Bright LED headlight
  • Available with Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)



Kawasaki welcomes the return of several sport, retro sport, naked, cruiser, adventure touring, and dual-sport models to its street motorcycle lineup. These 2023 model year motorcycles are set to arrive in Kawasaki dealerships during the summer months so that riders can continue to “Let the good times roll




2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

The KLR650’s proven engine design produces a flat power curve that lets riders navigate trails and cruise at freeways speeds effortlessly. Strong mid-range focused performance and ample generator capacity meets the needs of riders heading out for an adventure.
652cc 4-Stroke Single Cylinder Engine
• Equipped with Kawasaki Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) for easy starting in varying conditions. A 10-hole fine-atomizing injector sprays 60 micron droplets, which contributes to efficient air-fuel mixing for more efficient combustion and better fuel mileage.
• Intake and exhaust cam profiles emphasize mid-range torque characteristics, while strong cam chain guide material and shape contributes to reliability.
• Exhaust pipe design contributes to the mid-range torque characteristics in the speed range used in most common riding situations. The exhaust pipe has smooth bends for greater efficiency throughout the powerband.
• To meet the power needs of grip heaters, fog lamps and other electrical accessories, generator output is 26 amps. Since the LED headlight also draws less power, a total capacity of 80 watts is available to power accessories (depending on usage).
• Sealed battery helps reduce maintenance.
• Double Engine Balancer(KP)
• Engine runs smoothly from idle to redline for rider comfort and less fatigue on long rides.
Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KACR)(KP)
• Automatically lifts exhaust valve at cranking rpm to make starting easy and eliminate the need for a manual compression release.
Electric Starter
• For easy and convenient starting.
Engine Guard
• Helps protect the engine from rocks and other debris.
U.S. Forest Service-Approved Spark Arrester
• Allows access to designated public riding areas.
• Very quiet muffler for low noise output in sensitive riding areas.

Semi-Double Cradle Frame
• High-tensile steel frame has an integrated rear sub-frame for great torsional rigidity that contributes to a highly composed ride.
• Swingarm and pivot shaft design also contribute to superb handling at highway speeds.
Large Disc Brakes
• Large 300mm front disc and 240mm rear disc provide strong braking power.
Long Travel Suspension
• Firm fork springs provide excellent bump compliance and bottoming resistance while also reducing front-end dive under heavy braking.
• Firm rear shock settings help resist bottoming in rough terrain and accommodate heavy loads.
• Fork and shock settings complement each other for light, sharp handling on smooth roads while providing rough road and off-road capability.
• 41mm front fork adds rigidity and is set for superb performance.
• Uni-Trak® rear suspension linkage complements the front fork settings.
• D-section swingarm enhances traction and has forged axle holders that are lightweight and rigid.
• Uni-Trak® rear suspension(KP) linkage lowers the center of gravity for smooth handling.
• Progressive rate provides a smoother, more controlled ride.
• Features a 5-way preload shock absorber with stepless rebound damping. You can tune the ride to match the load and riding conditions.
• Designed to provide a good compromise between the requirements of on and off-road riding.
• Strong rear rim provides torsional rigidity and durability.
• Large axles contribute to the composed feel and handling.
• Tube-type tires allow easy road or trailside repairs.

• Dual-position windscreen can be raised more than an inch from stanadard for improved wind protection.
• Seat shape, supple seat cover, and optimized urethane thickness and firmness all contribute to excellent ride comfort. Rubber dampers under the seat where it contacts the frame further contribute to comfort on longer rides.
• Ergonomically shaped grab bars provide passenger comfort.
• Standard hand guards provide excellent wind protection.
Digital Instrumentation
• All-digital instrument panel offers at-a-glance information on a large-display, easy-to-read LCD screen with white backlighting. Features include a speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, clock and indicator lamps. The narrow display list prioritizes visibility of the speedometer and fuel gauge.
• Standard accessory mounting bar above the meter provides convenient location for attaching GPS and phone holders. The naturally upright riding position is fine-tuned and vibrations minimized to provide a comfortable ride during long-distance exploration.
• The handlebars and footpegs are rubber mounted to help isolate vibration.
• Fuel tank design provides a natural fit for the rider’s knees and provides generous riding range.
Rugged Adventure Appearance
• Aggressive front cowling is positioned to minimize weight on the front wheel for better ride feel.
• Side shrouds now feature integrated tip-over protectors.
• LED headlight provides ample lighting while drawing less power and contributing to the rugged, sporty appearance.
• Taillight and turn signal design complements the rugged styling.
• The colors were purposely selected to highlight the machine’s toughness. Pearl colors and gloss sections add to the design.
• Modern textured graphics on plastic parts help increase the machine’s presence.
• Black coated rims add to the rugged appearance.




2023 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7199 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $NA CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine 4-Stroke, single cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 652cc
Bore x Stroke 100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Fuel System DFI w/40mm Throttle Body
Ignition CDI
Transmission 5-speed, return shift with wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Maximum Torque 39.1 lb.-ft. @ 4,500rpm

Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm telescopic fork/ 7.9 in
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni-Trak®, single shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 7.3 in
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Front Brakes Single 300mm disc with 2-piston calipers (and ABS)
Rear Brakes Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper (and ABS)

Frame Type Tubular, Semi-Double Cradle
Rake/Trail 30.0°/4.8 in
Overall Length 89.8 in
Overall Width 38.2 in
Overall Height 57.7/56.3 in (screen hi/lo)
Ground Clearance 8.3 in
Seat Height 34.3 in
Curb Weight Non ABS: 456.2 lb / ABS: 460.6 lb*
Fuel Capacity 6.1 gal
Wheelbase 60.6 in
Color Choices Pearl Storm Gray, Pearl Solar Yellow, Candy Lime Green
Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36 months




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