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2003 Kawasaki KLR650 Dual Purpose Model

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:08 pm
by 4Strokes
2003 Kawasaki KLR650 Dual Purpose Model
Off-road or on, Kawasaki’s KLR650 motorcycle provides the ultimate in adventure at a superb value. It’s no wonder that so many riders have chosen this dual-purpose bike for lengthy transcontinental rides.

Designed with both street and dirt riding in mind, the large-displacement KLR more than meets adventure-touring requirements, thanks to an engine that cruises comfortably at highway speeds, an ample and comfortably padded seat for extended saddle time, a large 6.1-gallon fuel tank, handguards, and a mini fairing to help block the wind.

The KLR’s “get-up-and-go” comes courtesy of a strong, dual overhead cam, four-valve liquid-cooled 651cc engine. The motor provides a wide range of power equally suitable for negotiating low-speed trails and cruising at a more brisk highway pace. An engine crankshaft counterbalancer and electric starter provide additional rider comfort and convenience.

The KLR650’s frame is made of round-section high-tensile steel, the same strong yet lightweight material used to support Kawasaki’s world-class KX motocross machines. A detachable rear sub-frame subframe simplifies maintenance by providing easier access to the airbox, carburetor and rear shock. Adjustable, long-travel suspension ensures a plush ride both on pavement and trails.

A U.S. Forestry Service-approved spark arrestor provides access to any Forest Service road open to licensed vehicles, while a sturdy engine guard protects the cases from loose rocks and gravel. With an optional Kawasaki tank bag and soft luggage on the large standard rear rack, KLR650 owners can tote enough gear for an extended trip to any remote location. Suggested Retail: $4,999.

Engine Specifications
Type: 651cc, liquid cooled, 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve single
Bore / Stroke: 100 mm / 83 mm
Compression ratio: 9.5:1
Carburetor: Keihin CVK40
Ignition type: Electronic CDI

Transmission Specifications
Transmission: 5-speed

Chassis Specifications
Frame: Semi-double-cradle, high-tensile steel
Front suspension: 38mm, leading-axle air-adjustable fork, Air-adjustable preload
Rear suspension: UNI-TRAK® single shock system, 5-way preload and 4-way rebound damping adjustment
Wheel travel, front / rear: 9.1 in. / 9.1 in.
Rake/ Trail: 28 degrees / 4.4 in.
Brake, front / rear: Hydraulic disc/disc
Tire size, front / rear: 90/90 x 21 / 130/80 x 17

Fuel tank: 6.1 gal.

Dimension and Dry Mass
Overall length: 86.8 in.
Overall height: 53.0 in.
Overall width: 37.0 in.
Wheelbase: 58.9 in.
Ground clearance: 9.4 in.
Seat height: 35.0 in.
Dry mass: 337 lbs.