The Kawasaki KLR 650 is a very popular motorbike that can easily handle on and off-road conditions. The dual-sport motorbike was first launched in 1987 and remained virtually unchanged until around 2008. This is a popular bike for touring winding roads, city streets, off-road adventures or dirt tracks. The fact that the US Military uses the KLR 650 motorbikes is the most significant endorsement for this Kawasaki Enduro. The MSRP for the 2006 Kawasaki KLR is around $5,200.
The motorbike is equipped with overdrive and a 5-speed manual transmission. The DOHC engine is liquid-cooled, has four valves per cylinder and has a peak output of around 37 horsepower. The 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650 motorbike is around 7.2 feet long, 37 inches wide, around 53 inches tall and has about 9.4 inches of ground clearance. The KLR 650 motorbike comes equipped with a one-piece seat that is made of vinyl and designed to hold up to two people.
The frame of the motorbike is made of aluminum and steel and the body is made of plastic. The KLR motorbike comes equipped with standard hand grips and foot pegs for the driver and passenger as well. This motorbike doesn’t have a drive shaft guard but it does have an engine guard and hand guards as well. The 2006 Kawasaki KLR is equipped with standard front and rear fenders and a standard skid plate as well.
The 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650 center dash comes equipped with a standard tachometer, trip odometer, speedometer, a temperature warning gauge and a fuel level warning gauge as well. The motorbike also comes with a low tinted windshield and standard windshield mounts. This is the perfect motorbike for someone living on a farm or in a busy urban area. Many riders use these motorbikes to travel hundreds of miles without hesitation.
Some riders love the way these all-around motorbikes handle on the pavement and on the dirt as well. Some riders say these bikes tend to vibrate at high speeds and don’t recommend anything over 70 miles per hour too often. Many riders feel the 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650 is one of the best Enduro motorbikes currently available. Riders typically get around 60 miles per gallon on these well-balanced super motard bike.