2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Preview

Kawasaki’s die-hard KLR650 returns for the 2024 model year.

Kawasaki keeps its KLR650 alive and well for 2024, offering its venerable dual sport motorcycle in a variety of trims. There will be non-ABS and ABS standard versions, which will be priced at $6,899 and $7,199, respectively. For shorter riders, the lowered-suspension S versions will also be available in non-ABS and ABS editions at the same prices as the standards. Kawasaki will also continue its KLR650 Adventure ABS with an $8,199 MSRP.

The 2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure ABS will start at $8,199.Kawasaki

There aren’t any major changes to the platform, but considering the amount of attention the KLR has received in recent years, that comes as no surprise. In 2022, Kawasaki delivered news of a major update in which the KLR lost its carburetor in favor of fuel injection, and gained updated engine and transmission components and a new chassis among other revisions.

Following the news of the freshened base, Kawasaki also revealed its S model for shorter riders, and the Adventure model for those who wanted some additional adventure-touring amenities like fog lights, hard cases, crashbars, and a tank pad.

The base KLR650 will remain at $6,899 in 2024 in non-ABS trim.Kawasaki

The essentials will be familiar to many, considering the KLR’s long run on the market, from the bike’s 652cc single to its five-speed transmission, 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel configuration, and its generous 6.1-gallon fuel tank.

The standard KLR650 and KLR650 ABS and will come in either a Firecracker Red and Metallic Carbon Gray or a Pearl Crystal White and Metallic Carbon Gray color scheme. The S versions will be available in the same colors as well. The Adventure ABS will be available in either Pearl Matte Sage Green or Metallic Matte Twilight Blue.

Kawasaki will continue to offer its S version of the KLR650 for riders with shorter inseams.Kawasaki
The 2024 KLR650 remains a do-it-all dual sport.Kawasaki
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure ABS in Metallic Matte Twilight Blue.Kawasaki
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 S in Firecracker Red and Metallic Carbon Gray.Kawasaki
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 S in Pearl Crystal White and Metallic Carbon Gray.Kawasaki

2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Dual Sport Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $6,899–$8,199
Engine: 652cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled single; 4-valve
Bore x Stroke: 100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio: 9.8:1
Fuel Delivery: DFI w/ 40mm throttle body
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Transmission/Final Drive: 5-speed/chain
Frame: Semi-double cradle tubular steel
Front Suspension: 41mm fork; 7.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Uni-Trak shock, rebound damping and spring preload adjustable; 8.0 in. travel
Front Brake: 2-piston caliper, 300mm disc (ABS optional)
Rear Brake: 1-piston caliper, 240mm disc (ABS optional)
Wheels, Front/Rear: Spoked rims; 21 in. / 17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 90/90-21 / 130/80-17
Rake/Trail: 30.0°/4.8 in.
Wheelbase: 60.6 in.
Seat Height: 34.3 in.
Fuel Capacity: 6.1 gal.
Claimed Curb Weight: 456 lb.
Available: Now
Contact: kawasaki.com