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The Kawasaki KLR650 as the trusted bike of choice

Kawasaki KLR 650

All our motorcycles are 650cc late model 2008 Kawasaki KLR650’s kept in mint condition and maintained after every ride. The 2008 model is an improvement on the previous model that was in production for over 21 years that had become legendary in adventure riding circles.

KLR650’s have been ridden to the Arctic, across North and South America, and throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia, as well as on full global circumnavigation rides. Nicknames include "Swamp Thing", "The Mule", "The Tractor" and affectionately in South Africa “die Stofdonkie”.

The 2008 Kawasaki KLR650 is a robust, comfortable, easy handling and an extremely reliable motorcycle that has way more than sufficient power, especially on gravel roads.

The KLR’s constant torque curve makes it a very predictable and easy bike to ride. Most road bike riders with no gravel road experience have commented that they have found the KLR650 to be very forgiving when getting into situations they have found to be a bit challenging.

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Specifications

Engine Type 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve, Single
Displacement 651 cc
Bore & Stroke 100 x 83 mm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Carburetor Keihin CVK40 w/TPS
Ignition Digital TCBI
Starting Electric with Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release
Transmission 5-Speed
Front Wheel Travel 200 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 185 mm
Front Tire Size 90/90-21
Rear Tire Size 130/80-17
Front Suspension 41mm Leading Axle Hydraulic Telescopic Forks
Rear Suspension Uni-Trak with 5-Way Adjustable Preload and Stepless Rebound Damping
Wheelbase 1,480 mm
Front Brake Type 280mm Petal Disc with 2-piston caliper
Rear Brake Type 240mm Petal Disc with 2-piston caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity 22.1 litres
Ground Clearance 210 mm
Seat Height 890 mm
Dry Weight 175 kg