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Old 10-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #1
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KLR650 Performance Numbers...

Alright everyone, I've searched and looked for a while now, and I'm not finding exactly what I'm looking for.

Does anyone know, or know where I can find, the performance numbers for the KLR650.

Things like horsepower, torque, quarter mile times, 0-60 times, wet weight, dry weight...basically just all the "numbers" that anyone would ever want to know about a bike.

I'm trying to compare it to some other things that I am looking at, but I'm not having alot of luck, ESPECIALLY with the performance things like acceleration, power, top end, and braking and such.


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Old 10-15-2006, 09:49 PM   #2
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The KLR is not quantifiable by numbers. The uniqueness of it's frame configuation, it's torquey but reliable motor, and it's compliant but high load suspension combine to make the whole greater than the sum of it's parts as the old saying goes.

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The weight is 336 dry, about 370 wet.

0-60 is about 5.4 sec corrected, quarter mile will be in the 15's, top speed is must over 100mph but it takes forever to get there. Horsepower at the rear wheel is around 35 stock at 5000, 38 tuned at 6000. Torque is 35ish at 4000

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Model:Kawasaki KLR 650
Year:2005
Category:Enduro / offroad
Rating:78.3 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement:651.00 ccm (39.72 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder
Stroke:4
Compression:9.5:1
Bore x stroke:100.0 x 83.0 mm (3.9 x 3.3 inches)
Fuel system:Carburettor. Keihin CVK40
Fuel control:DOHC
Ignition:Electronic CDI
Cooling system:Liquid
Gearbox:5-speed
More detailsConsult a Kawasaki repair manual.
Physical measures
Dry weight:152.9 kg (337.0 pounds)
Seat height:889 mm (35.0 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height:1,346 mm (53.0 inches)
Overall width:940 mm (37.0 inches)
Ground clearance:239 mm (9.4 inches)
Wheelbase:1,496 mm (58.9 inches)
Chassis and dimensions
Frame type:Semi-double cradle, high-tensile steel
Rake (fork angle):28.0°
Front suspension:38mm leading axle, air-adjustable fork
Rear suspension:UNI-TRAK® single-shock system
Front tyre dimensions:90/90-21
Rear tyre dimensions:130/80-17
Front brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes:Single disc
Speed and acceleration
Other specifications
Fuel capacity:23.08 litres (6.10 gallons)
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:53 PM   #3
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:01 PM   #4
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ESPECIALLY with the performance things like acceleration, power, top end, and braking and such.
Acceleration: poor
Top End: poor
Braking: holy jesus, where is the underwear store.

Fortunately you can mostly solve the last one.
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:26 PM   #5
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Does anyone know, or know where I can find, the performance numbers for the KLR650.
They don't exist as such, because "performance" and "KLR" don't go together in the same sentence.

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Things like horsepower, torque, quarter mile times, 0-60 times, wet weight, dry weight...basically just all the "numbers" that anyone would ever want to know about a bike.
A stock KLR puts 34-36 horsepower out the rear wheel. Wet weight is a tad under 400 pounds. Quarter mile times are... uhm, it gets there. 0-60 times are... uhm, it gets there fast enough, that's all I know or care about.

Let's face it, with 34 horsepower, you just aren't going anywhere fast.

As far as competitors go, the Suzuki DR650 has the same power, but is about 40 pounds lighter wet weight. The BMW F650GS is about 50 pounds heavier wet weight, but has about 44 rear-wheel horsepower (a significant improvement). I have never even looked at KTM and etc. because they traditionally have been barely street legal dirt bikes and I haven't had a need for a dirt bike, living as I do in the middle of a metropolitan area of 5,000,000 people where the chances of dirt erupting through the middle of the intersection of El Camino Real and Castro Street is, uhm, nil.

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I'm trying to compare it to some other things that I am looking at, but I'm not having alot of luck, ESPECIALLY with the performance things like acceleration, power, top end, and braking and such.
If you need a KLR, there is nothing to compare it to, except perhaps the DR650. At that point physical size becomes the issue -- the DR650 looks like a toy alongside the KLR650, which is why security-sized folks like the KLR650, while runts tend to migrate towards the DR650.
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:43 PM   #6
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I have never even looked at KTM and etc. because they traditionally have been barely street legal dirt bikes and I haven't had a need for a dirt bike, living as I do in the middle of a metropolitan area of 5,000,000 people where the chances of dirt erupting through the middle of the intersection of El Camino Real and Castro Street is, uhm, nil.

If you need a KLR, there is nothing to compare it to, except perhaps the DR650. At that point physical size becomes the issue -- the DR650 looks like a toy alongside the KLR650, which is why security-sized folks like the KLR650, while runts tend to migrate towards the DR650.
The KTM LC4 640enduro is a fine dual-purpose bike. I wouldn't describe it as a barely legal dirt bike. It reminds me of a more fun more powerful DR650 (well, once well-broken-in so the vibes are tamed). The DR650 is an excellent bike, much better than the KLR. I owned a heavily modified KLR for several years. Utterly unimpressive motorcycle. I sold it and bought a KTM 625 SXC.
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:55 PM   #7
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I sold it and bought a KTM 625 SXC.
Funny, I sold my DR650 to buy a KTM 620 SX.
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Old 10-16-2006, 02:37 AM   #8
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Kbetts, can you find the "numbers" for my KLX650? Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:52 AM   #9
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Kbetts, can you find the "numbers" for my KLX650? Thanks.
Sorry, couldnt find them available online. There is a reprint service available for little that will give you all the articles on the model at.......

http://www.mcreports.com/Pages/Indivbikes/Kawasaki/KLX650.html

Data shows the HP/kg for a KLR at .25 , 93 KLX at .331, 95 KLX at .294. Compare with the KTM LDC4 Adv at .3182 which makes better power at the top end. There are lots of other factors, but hp/weight seems to be the closest in my experience. Any way you look at it, the KLX is a fast bike.

I did find some info that made the magazine test numbers worthless because the performance will be much better after the modification that the magazine 0-60 and quarter mile times wouldn't reflect the bike....
http://www.off-road.com/dirtbike/rick/dntask0599.html
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General information
Model:Kawasaki KLX 650
Year:1993
Rating:79.4 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement:651.00 ccm (39.72 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder
Stroke:4
Power:48.00 HP (35.0 kW)) @ 6500 RPM
Torque:51.98 Nm (5.3 kgf-m or 38.3 ft.lbs) @ 5000 RPM
Valves per cylinder:4
Gearbox:5-speed
More detailsConsult a Kawasaki repair manual.
Physical measures
Dry weight:145.0 kg (319.7 pounds)
Seat height:885 mm (34.8 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Chassis and dimensions
Front brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes:Single disc
Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio:0.3310 HP/kg
Other specifications
Fuel capacity:12.00 litres (3.17 gallons)














































Numbers are different for the 95 (because of the R model ???)




General information
Model:Kawasaki KLX 650
Year:1995
Category:Enduro / offroad
Rating:72.7 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement:651.00 ccm (39.72 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder
Stroke:4
Power:45.00 HP (32.8 kW)) @ 6500 RPM
Torque:52.00 Nm (5.3 kgf-m or 38.4 ft.lbs) @ 5000 RPM
Valves per cylinder:4
Gearbox:5-speed
Transmission type
final drive:
Chain
More detailsConsult a Kawasaki repair manual.
Physical measures
Dry weight:153.0 kg (337.3 pounds)
Seat height:885 mm (34.8 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Chassis and dimensions
Front brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes:Single disc
Speed and acceleration
Power/weight ratio:0.2941 HP/kg
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Old 10-16-2006, 06:13 AM   #10
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Alright everyone, I've searched and looked for a while now, and I'm not finding exactly what I'm looking for.

Does anyone know, or know where I can find, the performance numbers for the KLR650.
Run a search in KLR Stories. Some of the information you seek has been posted there - top speed per gear, results of dyno tests, etc.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:08 AM   #11
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When I bought mine, the PO said it was around 55 or so as it has a stage 2 Mikuni on it and a supertrap. I wasn't sure when I saw the KLR at 35. Thank you.
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Old 10-16-2006, 10:18 AM   #12
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another source for klr #'s

I don't have it handy, but MC consumer news did a KLR review a month or two ago ....it had all the numbers you seeks...

I'll look and see what issue it was tonite
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:40 AM   #13
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Some of the figures posted aren't very accurate. Weight of a stock KLR650 with full fuel is around 415 lbs. A stock KLR650 will probably never see 100 mph unless it is down hill and with the wind because of the gearing.
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Old 10-16-2006, 01:29 PM   #14
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. Weight of a stock KLR650 with full fuel is around 415 lbs.
??? Where do you get this? I know a guy who has a full tricked out KLR with all the heavy engine guards and stuff, who works at a commercial trucking company. He put his bike on the scale with a full tank and it weighed 405 pounds. I'd suspect that without the 10 pounds of guards and stuff it'd be around 395 pounds. Hmm, maybe he took the stock muffler off and replaced it with an aftermarket muffler, that'd be 10 pounds right there :-).

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Old 10-16-2006, 02:45 PM   #15
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Simplest explination - it's a 650cc, twin cam, 4 valve Briggs and Stratton!
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