Question about the KLR650 - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion Grab a seat and discuss whatever you like about the KLR or other related topics. Within reason.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 02-06-2008, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 9
Question about the KLR650

I've been looking and reading about the KLR's. Here is a dumb question: What is the difference between a KL650A and a KLR650 or are they the same bike. Thanks, Steve
Steve1955 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 02-06-2008, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 9
Thanks for the info. I sold my last bike about 7 years ago, and now that my kids are out of college I am looking for something to go to work on, hit a few dirt roads on, etc. I saw the two different numbers and didn't know if there was a difference between the two. I looked at a 2007 left-over and I am planning on going back tomorrow and see what their bottom line is on price. I think they will go down to $4,699 which seems fair to me. Thanks again.
Steve1955 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 02-06-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 7
couple of interesting pages

http://www.bigcee.com/klr650faq.html
http://verlenelson.com/KLR/index.html#klr2008

Last edited by Johnny Ringo; 02-07-2008 at 12:16 PM.
Johnny Ringo is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 Old 05-16-2008, 04:45 PM
Neutral
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2
Hi,

New to the forum, and was looking for info on what years to buy/avoid/etc. I suspect there isn't a bad year per se, but I am looking at possibly buying a 93 with some maintenance records.

Anyway, to the point of an earlier question about the Kawasaki designations, I have been around Kawasaki's for about 30 years. My first bike was am MC1M90, have owned and ridden a KE100, KZ 900, KZ750 Spectre, KX 125/250/400 played with KZ 1000's and 1300's etc. There was a trend in the late 70's to "standardize" with the "K" as the make, and type was second "E" was two-stroke dual purpose, Z 4-stroke, H two stroke street, X motocross/twostroke, T trials, and L came out as 4 stroke dual purpose. The original (IIRC) was the KL250 followed by the KL 600 and later the KLR 650. I worked at a Kawasaki shop for a while (got to assemble all the bikes when they came in) and hung out for years after that and the un-official word was the R was used as the "Factory Repli-racer". The Z1R-TC was one such. In this case, "R" was the Race designation for the Paris-Dakar replica bikes. By the same token, the X was off-road race, and the KLX is not nearly as road ready as the KLR.

Dunno if it is true or not about the "R", but the others are from observation.

Burton
hawkwolf223 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Members.. Ask a question.. Any question.. Paper The Off Topic Lounge 85 05-23-2012 11:43 AM
Just a question. 2006klr650 Southeast Riders 15 09-03-2008 03:04 PM
another oil question Kawi_KLR650 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 28 07-14-2008 05:03 PM
KLX Question double a 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 2 05-28-2008 01:18 PM
stupid question about klr650 indeanna KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 5 01-25-2008 11:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome