2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler [Model Overview]

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The 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler: A US Exclusive​

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The KLR 650 Traveler variant is exclusive to the US 2021 Kawasaki line-up. It’s not available in Canada, sadly. This model is almost identical to the base model KLR 650, though it features a number of accessories that make it better suited to long-haul trips. However, don’t be disheartened if you can’t get hold of the Traveler in your region, because you can purchase the necessary bits to convert your own from the Genuine Kawasaki Accessories catalog.

Like the other models in the KLR 650 sub-range, the Traveler variant draws power from the Japanese manufacturer’s newly updated and Euro5 compliant 652cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with 40 horsepower and 39 lb-ft of peak torque on tap. It shares the same updated bodywork, the same chassis, and almost everything else.

The only real difference is the addition of some luggage accessories and travel practicalities as standard—namely the top case. If you want a brand new KLR 650 with a Kawasaki Motorcycles factory-installed top case, then this is absolutely the model for you. And if you can’t get the Traveler, simply purchase a top case separately and install it yourself.

For 2021, the Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler is available exclusively in Pearl Lava Orange.

The 2021 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler starts from $7,399 USD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler in one place.

2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler


Model Overview​


General Info​

  • Price: $7,399 USD
  • Key Features:
    • Updated 652 cc liquid-cooled engine
    • Factory-installed top case
    • DC and USB charging sockets


Main Specs​

  • Engine: 652 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
  • Power: 40 HP
  • Torque: 39 lb-ft
  • Kerb Weight: 456 lbs (207 kg)
  • Seat Height: 34.3 in (870 mm)


Competitors​



2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler


2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler Specifications​




ENGINE​

Engine652 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
Power40 HP
Bore x Stroke100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
Fuel SystemDFI w/40mm Throttle Body
StarterElectric
Lubrication

DRIVETRAIN​

ClutchWet multi-disc manual clutch
Transmission5-speed, return shift
Final DriveSealed Chain

CHASSIS​

Suspension Front41mm telescopic fork/ 7.9 in
Suspension RearUni-Trak®, single shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 7.3 in
Brakes FrontSingle 300mm disc with 2-piston calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear
Single 240mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
Tires Front90/90-21
Tires Rear130/80-17
Fuel Tank Capacity6.1 gal
Color
Pearl Lava Orange

ELECTRICAL​

IgnitionDigital CDI with 3 Coupler Options
Spark Plugs
HeadlightLED
Tail LightLED

DIMENSIONS​

Overall Length89.8 in
Overall Width38.2 in
Overall Height57.7/56.3 in (screen hi/lo)
Wheelbase60.6 in
Ground Clearance8.3 in
Seat Height34.3 in
Curb Weight471.7 lb

WARRANTY​

Warranty12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus12, 24, or 36 months

2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler


2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler Features​

ABS (Anti-lock Brake System)​

Kawasaki ABS systems use front and rear wheel sensors to constantly monitor wheel speed. Should information from either of the sensors indicate that wheel lock has occurred, the ABS ECU directs the pump in the ABS unit to modulate brake fluid pressure (releasing and reapplying pressure so that traction can be regained) until normal operation resumes. ABS offers rider reassurance that contributes to greater riding enjoyment.

2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler Photos​

2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler
2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler
2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler
2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler

2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Traveler Videos​




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