2016 KLR650

Anywhere, Anytime

Wherever the destination, whatever the distance, over any kind of terrain, one of Australia's favourite Adventure bikes, the 2016 KLR650 is the motorcycle to get you there in style and comfort. With its large powerful engine, long travel suspension and massive fuel carrying capacity combined with rock-solid reliability and unbreakable toughness, the big KLR makes short work of rugged forest trails, wide open deserts and inner city traffic alike.

The KLR650 continues its reputation for being more rugged, more reliable and higher performing, delivering the ultimate in all-round fun.  The KLR650 is the choice of Adventure Riders across Australia. 

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16KL650E GRND seat 260

Multi-Contoured Seat

The 2016 KLR650 features a multi-contoured  seat with a dimpled cover. Narrow at the front and wide at the rear to deliver impressive ride comfort and on longer rides and better suit a wider range of riders. The KLR650 is made to adventure and now you can enjoy it for longer.

16KL650E GRND forks 260

 Front Suspension

The 41 mm front fork last featured an upgrade in 2014, which then included stiffer springs, increased oil height and revised damping settings (for stronger rebound damping). Set-up to better suit on-road riding situations and heavier loads.  This all contributes to an increase in ride comfort and an improvement in handling.

14KL650E L US Rear shocks

Rear Suspension

Changes in 2014 included revision to the  Uni-Trak single-shock rear suspension include a stiffer spring and stronger rebound damping. The upgrades add to the handling and assist with load carrying for the biggest of adventures.  

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Strong Chassis

Effective suspension settings, stiff spokes, lightweight petal disc brakes, a D-section swingarm and forged axle holders are just some of the features of the KLR’s chassis that contribute to its incredible handling and all-round road holding.

Equipped to Go-Anywhere

Firm seat foam, great weather protection, a powerful dual-bulb headlight and generous generator output make for greater long-distance touring capabilities and are complemented by a easy-to-read frame-mounted instrument panel that enables lighter steering and features a large speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter and water temp gauge.

16KL650E GRND tank 260

Long-Range Touring

Thanks to a massive 22.0 Litre fuel capacity, the KLR650 has the long-distance touring range to ride off into the sunset and back again. If it’s commuting you are doing, then you won’t be planning on visiting the petrol station too often! A great range of genuine accessories adds to the functionality of the KLR650.

16KL650E GRND Power 260


Precise cam-timing and  intake porting, a one-piece exhaust system and a fully transistorised ignition adds up to thumping power across the big 651cc four stroke’s rev-range.  Big, strong and reliable......the KLR650

16KL650E GRND Liquid Cooling 260

Liquid Cooling

The KLR’s sophisticated liquid cooling system employs an automatic cooling fan to maintain airflow at low speeds. Cooler engine temperatures allow tighter internal tolerances for quieter operation and longer engine life.  the perfect cooling for the long treks through Australia.



16KL650E L 242GRNDRS00D C 260Candy Lime Green Type 3 / Ebony

16KL650E L 242GRY2DRS00D C 260 Matrix Camo Grey

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Type Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke Single
Displacement 651 cm³
Bore and Stroke 100.0 x 83.0 mm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Valve system DOHC, 4 valves
Fuel system Carburettor: CVK40
Ignition CDI
Starting Electric
Lubrication Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 5-speed, return
Final drive Chain
Primary reduction ratio 2.272 (75/33)
1st 2.266 (34/15)
2nd 1.444 (26/18)
3rd 1.136 (25/22)
4th 0.954 (21/22)
5th 0.791 (19/24)
Final reduction ratio 2.866 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Type Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Wheel travel:
Front 200 mm
Rear 185 mm
Front 90/90-21 54S
Rear 130/80-17 65S
Caster (rake) 28°
Trail 112 mm
Steering angle (left/right) 44° / 44°
Front 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with 5-way adjustable preload and stepless rebound clamping adjustment
Front: Single 280 mm petal disc
Caliper Twin-piston
Rear: Single 240 mm petal disc
Caliper Twin-piston
Overall length 2,295 mm
Overall width 960 mm
Overall height 1,350 mm
Wheelbase 1,480 mm
Ground clearance 210 mm
Seat height 890 mm
Curb mass 194 kg (includes full tank of fuel and all liquids at optium levels)
Fuel capacity 22.0 L

16KL650E L 242GRNDRS00D C 260

16KL650E L 242GRY2DRS00D C 260

Candy Lime Green Type 3 / Ebony Matrix Camo Grey  


The specifications mentioned here apply to and have been achieved by production models under standard operating conditions. We intend only to give a fair description of the vehicle and its performance capabilities but these specifications may not apply to every machine supplied for sale. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. reserves the right to alter specifications without prior notice. Equipment illustrated and specifications may vary to meet individual markets.

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Accessories for KL650EGF 2016 KLR650


K61021505 More info Find a Dealer

* Quickly and easily removes filter oil, dirt and other contaminants * Advanced formula removes super tacky air filter oils by breaking down and solubilising the oil * Easily washes out with water * Works with both foam and fabric air filter elements * Will not degrade foam, paper or glued air filter seams * For best results use with Kawasaki Performance Air Filter Oil * 64 US FLOZ (1892mL)


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* Convenient, durable storage for touring and daily use * Tail Bag feature a unique rubberized vinyl finish that is durable and water resistant * Order Saddlebags, Tail bag, Tank Bag separately * Tail Bag dimensions: 16" x 14" x 10" (expandable to 13.5")


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* Convenient, durable storage for touring and daily use * Tank bag manufactured from ballistic nylon * Order Saddlebags, Tail Trunk, Tank Bag separately


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* Advanced race proven formula designed for both on and off-road applications * Ultimate protection for your drive system from rust, corrosion, and premature wear * Super tacky formula resists "fling off" * Safe for O-ring and non O-ring chain types * 14 OZ (395g)


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* High gloss formula specifically developed for the Powersports industry * Wipe down cleaner coats plastic, fiberglass and painted surfaces * Restores showroom shine in a few quick wipes * Makes cleaning process fast, simple and effortless * Leaves a clear coat film for extended protection against the elements * 12 US FLOZ (355mL)


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* Bike cover Bike model fitment is a guide only.


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* The All-In-One Detailer that cleanes shines and protects all painted surfaces, chrome parts, windshields and plastics * Carnauba wax formulation provides a deep show-like shine making your vehicles painted surfaces come to life * Easy spray applicator * 12 US FLOZ (355mL)


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* Performs consistently over a broad range of temperatures * Meets all DOT 3/4 specs for universal application


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* Multi-purpose extreme pressure, lithium complex grease which imparts superior high and low temperature characteristics and chemical stability * High tensile strength provides durability under heavy loads, resists mechanical breakdown and water "wash-out" * Offers excellent rust & oxidation protection and is highly compatible with seals * 16 OZ (454g)


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* Storage cover manufactured from Sur Last fabric is water repellent and breathable * Fits with or without accessory luggage or windshield. Is embossed with KAWASAKI KLR LOGO.


K61021501 More info Find a Dealer

* Unique formula breaksdown dirt, grime and oils while gently protecting paint and other delicate finishes * Safe on plastics, carbon fiber, paint, anodizing, aluminum, titanium, rubber * Biodegradable cleaning formula * Contains no harmful acids, CFC's or solvents * Will not harm seals or brake pads * Spray on, wash off, go ride * 32 US FLOZ (946mL)


K57003100A More info Find a Dealer

* Convenient, durable storage for touring and daily use * Saddlebags feature a unique rubberized vinyl finish that is durable and water resistant * Order Saddlebags, Tail Trunk, Tank Bag separately * Saddlebag dimensions: 16" x 11" x 7"


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Rugged water-resistant nylon bag mounts easily to stock handlebars. Main compartment faces the instrument cluster side of the handlebars to allow space for additional tank accessories (e.g. oversized aftermarket tank bags).


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New Forward mounting tank bag with custom fit stretch bra mount and flip bag feature for easy access to fuel tank for refueling. Removable molded tank bag lid covers clear map case. Dual power and drink tube ports with hose stays accommodates hydration systems. Expandable feature with a storage capacity of (6-8 litres). Bag is removable for carrying with built-in handle. Do not use on satin, semi-gloss or flat finish fuel tank surfaces.


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* Tough 3mm hard coated polycarbonate with an additional 4" of height