Welcome, Guest. Please Login or Register

Author Topic: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022  (Read 5137 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2021, 08:52:56 pm »
I am a happy man, long live the KLR!!  :thumleft:
 
The following users thanked this post: RobC

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2021, 09:01:05 pm »
 

Offline RobC

  • Stoepkakkertjie
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Kawasaki KLR 650
    Location: Free State
  • Posts: 14,391
  • Thanked: 717 times
  • Bloemfontein
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2021, 09:02:46 pm »
KLR 650 – $6,699
KLR 650 ABS – $6,999
KLR 650 TRAVELER – $7,399
KLR 650 ADVENTURE – $7,999

Flippen mooi fiets  :drif:
Given the T7 is about $10k these prices looks promising. Hopefully it’s priced right locally.
The local importer is a bit nuts with their prices and it has affected sales of all models the last 3 years I believe. Hopefully they come to their senses here...
 

Offline Bliknêrs

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,559
  • Thanked: 119 times
  • I never finish anyth
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2021, 09:06:28 pm »
I predict 120k
G450X
 
The following users thanked this post: RobC

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2021, 09:10:05 pm »
Now we have been talking about this for ages, since the big 3 popular thumpers disappeared from the local market, why don't they upgrade the existing bikes which we have loved for such a long time to FI and ABS and whatever just to bring them back  :deal:

Well my favourite has done this and to my (everyone?) Surprise in secret! Not even the top bike journalists knew about the 'new KLR' in the making.
Once again thank you Kawasaki!

Now Suzuki may (will they?) Follow with a DR and Honda with an XR.

Kawasaki has got a comprehensive lineup of roadbikes, and they have filled a huge gap today. Finally some good news for 2021!!  :laughing4: :thumleft:
 
The following users thanked this post: RobC

Offline Captain Zef

  • The Ultimate
  • Gentleman Dog
  • *
  • Bike: Honda CRF-1000L Africa Twin
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 15,421
  • Thanked: 263 times
  • Oudtshoorn / Mosselbaai
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2021, 09:13:48 pm »
I predict 120k

R110k

Damn i love my KLRs.  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
I used to be called Captain Slow but then i got Zef
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2021, 09:15:06 pm »
I predict 120k

Agree on that. The SWM 650 is probably now the only competitor in this segment @ R135K but maybe a bit more costly to manufactor in Italy.
Kawasaki will most probably continue manufacturing in Thailand which should help.
 

Offline RobC

  • Stoepkakkertjie
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Kawasaki KLR 650
    Location: Free State
  • Posts: 14,391
  • Thanked: 717 times
  • Bloemfontein
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2021, 09:15:55 pm »
Worth a look in, price should be good. The new clocks are lcd so not stupid fancy and expensive, better shroud and tail changes. I see that the adventure comes standard with panniers in the usa. Pity the colour range is limited, I would have enjoyed a 1978 colour scheme or even a kawasaki green and tap into some heritage. Give it a little more excitement.
Agree on the colour, they should have a kawa green option to all 3 models.
 

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2021, 09:21:46 pm »
Worth a look in, price should be good. The new clocks are lcd so not stupid fancy and expensive, better shroud and tail changes. I see that the adventure comes standard with panniers in the usa. Pity the colour range is limited, I would have enjoyed a 1978 colour scheme or even a kawasaki green and tap into some heritage. Give it a little more excitement.
Agree on the colour, they should have a kawa green option to all 3 models.

Yes I am suprised not to see the traditional green but by now it is common practise to wrap everything in vinyl - that have a look at some of the 790 designs of Noneking and it protects the original paint - you can always remove and redo.
 

Offline Skeltonsc

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2021, 09:44:29 pm »
I dont care much for the big GS or KTM

I really miss my old KLR and this will be a great bike after throwing R10k worth of mods at it

Hope they bring this to SA so I can buy one in 5 years when the prices come down to my level  :thumleft: and have all the farkles

I wonder if the oil issue has been solved?

Maybe get my hands on a accident one and build the FI over into an old cheap Fugly, you probably find everything fits - check my pooratech mind is working overtime here  :imaposer:

 
The following users thanked this post: RobC, Oubones

Offline RobC

  • Stoepkakkertjie
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Kawasaki KLR 650
    Location: Free State
  • Posts: 14,391
  • Thanked: 717 times
  • Bloemfontein
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2021, 09:58:03 pm »
I dont care much for the big GS or KTM

I really miss my old KLR and this will be a great bike after throwing R10k worth of mods at it

Hope they bring this to SA so I can buy one in 5 years when the prices come down to my level  :thumleft: and have all the farkles

I wonder if the oil issue has been solved?

Maybe get my hands on a accident one and build the FI over into an old cheap Fugly, you probably find everything fits - check my pooratech mind is working overtime here  :imaposer:
The current stator does not deliver enough juice for EFI/Fuel pump/EMS, you would need that too, just for starters. I believe the oil issue is solved, sounds like it has a diffrent piston and sleeve as well.
 
The following users thanked this post: Skeltonsc

Offline Tom van Brits

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2021, 10:05:37 pm »
I dont care much for the big GS or KTM

I really miss my old KLR and this will be a great bike after throwing R10k worth of mods at it

Hope they bring this to SA so I can buy one in 5 years when the prices come down to my level  :thumleft: and have all the farkles

I wonder if the oil issue has been solved?

Maybe get my hands on a accident one and build the FI over into an old cheap Fugly, you probably find everything fits - check my pooratech mind is working overtime here  :imaposer:
The current stator does not deliver enough juice for EFI/Fuel pump/EMS, you would need that too, just for starters. I believe the oil issue is solved, sounds like it has a diffrent piston and sleeve as well.

It has been addressed - now really good power outage.
https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/new-kawasaki-klr-650/


After much speculation and rumors, Kawasaki has announced today the return of the faithful KLR 650 to its lineup. The legendary dual-sport bike is back with key improvements, including new technology many riders have been waiting for.

At the heart of the 2022 KLR is its long-running 652cc single-cylinder engine, now equipped for the first time with fuel injection. Kawasaki states the changes not only make starting easier, but this update combined with the fuel tank’s greater usable volume contributes to an increased range between fuel stops. Performance has also been improved with revised intake and exhaust cam profiles resulting in increased power and torque in the mid range. Plus a stronger cam chain guide material and shape add to the increased reliability. The new model still retains a 5-speed gearbox, but several refinements have been made for smoother shifting operation.

Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
A new multi-functional LCD digital instrumentation panel with a fuel gauge and clock may seem a bit old school with so many bikes receiving color TFT displays these days, but it’s miles ahead of the old analog gauges it replaces. You can also now get the KLR with a USB power port and even heated grips as factory accessories. While the fuel tank remains 6.1 gallons, a new tank design places the fuel pump at the bottom of the tank to ensure more fuel can be captured when you are running low.



Numerous parts have been updated for increased long-range travel capability including a longer wheelbase and new front-end geometry that improves stability on the highway, fine-tuned ergos for increased comfort, new rubber mounted touch points for reduced vibrations, and increased generator capacity for powering various electronics and accessories.

The KLR 650 motorcycle’s high tensile, semi-double-cradle frame receives several updates on the 2022 model. The updates now include a rear frame that is integrated with the main frame to increase torsional rigidity for a more composed ride and a 30mm longer swingarm with a 2mm larger diameter swingarm pivot shaft that also contributes to better handling.


Off-road, the new KLR has the same 7.9 inches of suspension travel in front and 7.3 inches in the rear but the suspension settings have been optimized. As before, it rides on a 21” front and 17” rear spoke wheels that are tube type, although the rims have been strengthened and larger-diameter axles help improve durability.

The all-new KLR 650 gets improved braking power from a larger front disc while a thicker rear disc aids in heat dissipation during heavy braking. And for the first time, the KLR is available with optional ABS. The ABS system is tuned for dirt with the intervention coming on later than a typical on-road ABS system, which allows the tires to slide slightly before the ABS kicks in, but it’s not known at this time whether the system can be switched off completely.

Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
For 2022, the KLR 650 motorcycle will also be available in two new special edition versions (Adventure and Traveler) featuring a number of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories including side cases, engine guards, LED auxiliary light set, and more.

With the addition of fuel injection and all the new equipment, the Gen-3 KLR was bound to gain some pounds. It now weighs in at 456 pounds wet (non-ABS), which is 24 pounds heavier than the outgoing model. No doubt the additional heft will be noticed on the trail but hopefully the increased power from the fuel injection will help compensate on the road.

Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
Messing around with the KLR650 was always going to be controversial and it’s impossible to please everyone’s desires for a new KLR. For such an important model for the brand, one would expect Kawasaki did their due diligence before making any changes, so we’ll wait for a test ride before we make any judgments. And let’s hope these new updates are strong enough to keep the KLR in Kawasaki’s lineup for another decade. Who knows, maybe we’ll see a new Suzuki DR650 and Honda XR650L follow suit.

Read on below for more details about the 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650:

HIGHLIGHTS
 NEW Fuel-Injected 652cc Single-Cylinder Engine
 NEW Multi-Functional Digital Instrumentation With Fuel Gauge
NEW LED Headlight
NEW Bodywork including fuel tank
NEW Larger Front Disc And Optional ABS
NEW Greater Wind Protection and Styling
NEW Increased Carrying Capacity
NEW Rear Frame
NEW Swingarm
NEW Larger Swingarm Pivot Shaft
ENGINE
NEW Fuel Injection
NEW Revised Cam Profiles
NEW Exhaust Pipe Diameter
NEW Updated Clutch
NEW Increased Generator Output (from 17 to 26 amps)
NEW Low Maintenance Battery
NEW Lighter Starter, Ignition Coil, And Evaporator Canister
NEW Honeycomb Catalyzer
The exhaust pipe diameter has been reduced by 7.7 mm to improve mid-range torque characteristics to better suit everyday riding. An oxygen sensor provides feedback to the fuel injection system, contributing to cleaner exhaust emissions and increased fuel efficiency.



Several updates have been made to improve shifting feel and reduce weight. In the clutch and transmission, the clutch release bearings were changed from ball to thrust-needle bearings, the gear dogs and shift fork have been revised on third gear, and a new finishing treatment is now used for fourth and fifth gears.

A new sealed battery adds to the convenience and is significantly lighter than the previous battery. The starter, ignition coil, and evaporator canister have all been revised and are now lighter than on previous models.

SUSPENSION & WHEELS
NEW Front and Rear Suspension Settings
NEW Larger Front Brake Disc
NEW Thicker Rear Brake Disc
NEW Optional ABS Models
NEW Stronger Rear Wheel Rim Material
NEW Larger-Diameter Axle Shafts
Both front and rear suspension settings complement the new frame to help provide a more planted feel. In order to meet the demands of both on and off-road riding, 41 mm front forks with 200 mm of suspension travel handle the suspension duties up front and add the rigidity needed for superb performance. Firm fork springs provide excellent bump compliance and bottoming resistance while also reducing front-end dive under heavy braking.

An adjustable Uni-Trak system with 185 mm of suspension travel can be found on the rear and complements the front fork settings, offering progressive rear suspension action while contributing to a low center of gravity. Firm rear shock settings help resist bottoming in rough terrain and accommodate heavy loads. Rear spring preload and rebound damping adjustments allow riders to fine-tune suspension settings to suit the riding conditions and rider’s preference. The front fork and rear shock settings complement each other for light, sharp handling on smooth roads while providing the capability needed off-road. 


Complementing the KLR 650 motorcycle’s more powerful engine is a larger 300mm front brake disc that delivers more substantial braking power. The disc shape has been changed from a petal-type disc to a round disc. On the rear brakes, the disc has been thickened to provide better heat dissipation when under heavy braking. Similar to the front, the back disc shape is now round. Models with and without ABS are now available and the ABS offers additional rider reassurance when riding on low-friction surfaces.

The KLR 650 comes equipped with a 21” front wheel and 17” rear wheel that allows riding to be continued even when the paved road ends. A stronger material can now be found on the rear wheel rim, delivering improved torsional rigidity and increased durability. The front and rear tires are tube types. A larger-diameter front and rear wheel axle contribute to both durability and handling.

ERGONOMICS
NEW Fine-Tuned Handlebar And Footpeg Positions
NEW Rubber Mounts On Handlebars And Footpegs
NEW Fuel Tank Design With More Useable Volume
NEW Taller Windshield For Increased Wind Protection
NEW Seat Design And Materials For Improved Comfort
NEW Pillion Grab Bars For Passenger Comfort
NEW 30mm Shorter Side Stand
 One significant improvement has been the reduction of vibration from parts that come in contact with the rider, further contributing to comfort when on long rides.

Fine-tuned handlebar and footpeg positions have each been moved 10mm outwards to provide adjustability and put the rider in a slightly more relaxed position, to support longer hours in the saddle. The handlebars and footpegs are now rubber-mounted, reducing vibration for improved comfort. A new fuel tank design has been fitted to the KLR 650 chassis, offering a natural fit with the rider’s knees for comfort and increased controllability. While the volume of the new fuel tank remains the same, the usable volume has been increased through redesign and a new fuel pump that draws from the very bottom of the tank, contributing to a longer cruising range.



Aiding the rider up front, a new stylish windshield can be found, which is now 50mm taller for better wind protection and features two-position bolt-on adjustability that allows windshield height to be conveniently increased a further 30mm. The seat shape and cover have been revised and the optimized urethane thickness and firmness all contribute to increased ride comfort. Under the seat, rubber dampers have been added to further aid in rider comfort. Passenger grab bars have been reshaped, improving passenger comfort. The side stand has been shortened 30mm, making it easier to deploy when on the bike.

BODYWORK & STYLING
NEW Shroud, Side Cover, And Tail Cowl
NEW Bright LED Headlight
NEW Taillight And Turn Signal
NEW All-Digital Instrument Panel
NEW Longer Mirror Arms
New colors and textured graphics were specifically chosen by Kawasaki to emphasize its ruggedness. A more-modern styling update includes a protector-equipped shroud design while a new side cover design and tail cowl tie the styling package together.

Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
A new bright LED headlight illuminates the way when the ride continues past sunset. In the back, the taillight and turn signal design have been revised and the rearward field of vision has been improved thanks to longer mirror arms.

An all-digital instrument panel offers information at-a-glance through a large display and easy-to-read LCD screen with white backlighting. The instrument panel features a speedometer, odometer, dual trip meters, fuel gauge, clock, and indicator lamps. The narrowed-down display list prioritizes visibility of the speedometer and fuel gauge.

ACCESSORIES
A number of Kawasaki Genuine Accessories (KGA) will allow riders to personalize the looks of their KLR 650 and offer added comfort and convenience. Kawasaki accessory side cases and top case were developed to provide a clean look with their well-matched design.

Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
The side cases feature a top-opening design that makes it easy to add and remove items when they are mounted on the bike. The side cases easily clip onto their mounting brackets for a secure fit. The top case is large enough to accommodate an off-road style helmet. Improving convenience, side cases and the top case can be fitted with a one-key system. Complementing the accessory luggage, a larger aluminum rear carrier offers improved carrying capacity. In addition to its exclusive luggage, accessories include grip heater set, LED auxiliary light set, engine guards, DC power outlet, and USB socket. With its increased generator output, the KLR 650 now has 80 watts available to power electronic accessories and charge devices.

SPECIAL EDITIONS
Also new for the 2022 KLR 650 are two model variations that feature factory-equipped accessories and both come standard with ABS. The KLR 650 ADVENTURE model comes equipped with factory-installed side cases, LED auxiliary light set, engine guards, tank pad, and both DC power outlet and USB socket and is available in the Cypher Camo Gray colorway. This model is designed for the rider who is looking for increased carrying capacity and convenience.  The KLR 650 TRAVELER model features a factory-installed top case and both DC power outlet and USB socket and comes in Pearl Lava Orange colorway.

Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
Kawasaki unveils all-new 2022 KLR650
COLORS
The 2022 KLR 650 is available in Pearl Sand Khaki and Pearl Lava Orange. The KLR 650 ABS is available in Pearl Sand Khaki. The KLR 650 ADVENTURE model is available in Cypher Camo Gray and the KLR 650 TRAVELER model is available in Pearl Lava Orange.

MSRP
KLR 650 – $6,699
KLR 650 ABS – $6,999
KLR 650 TRAVELER – $7,399
KLR 650 ADVENTURE – $7,999
2022 KLR 650 Specs
ENGINE TYPE:   4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve, Single
DISPLACEMENT:   652 cc
BORE & STROKE:   100 x 83 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO:   9.8:1
FUEL SYSTEM:   DFI with 40mm Throttle Body
IGNITION:   TCBI
TRANSMISSION:   5-Speed
RAKE/TRAIL:   30°/4.8 in.
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL:   7.9 in.
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL:   7.3 in.
FRONT TIRE SIZE:   90/90-21
REAR TIRE SIZE:   130/80-17
FRONT SUSPENSION:   41mm Leading Axle Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
REAR SUSPENSION:   Uni-Trak® with 5-Way Adjustable Preload and Stepless Rebound Damping
WHEELBASE:   60.6 in.
FRONT BRAKE TYPE:   300mm Disc
REAR BRAKE TYPE:   240mm Disc
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:   6.1 gal.
GROUND CLEARANCE:   8.3 in.
SEAT HEIGHT:   34.3 in.
CURB WEIGHT (LBS.):   456.2 (Non-ABS), 460.6 (ABS), 487.1 (ADVENTURE), 471.7 (TRAVELER)
WARRANTY:   12 months
 

Offline Skeltonsc

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2021, 10:39:46 pm »
I dont care much for the big GS or KTM

I really miss my old KLR and this will be a great bike after throwing R10k worth of mods at it

Hope they bring this to SA so I can buy one in 5 years when the prices come down to my level  :thumleft: and have all the farkles

I wonder if the oil issue has been solved?

Maybe get my hands on a accident one and build the FI over into an old cheap Fugly, you probably find everything fits - check my pooratech mind is working overtime here  :imaposer:
The current stator does not deliver enough juice for EFI/Fuel pump/EMS, you would need that too, just for starters. I believe the oil issue is solved, sounds like it has a diffrent piston and sleeve as well.

Stators can be rewound and modified, although its just a pipe dream to want one, but of all the bikes out there, this is the one I want  :deal: this is the one bike launch that I actually took notice of  >:D but could never justify spending more than R50k on a bike, so will have to wait a long time, or win the lotto
 
The following users thanked this post: RobC

Offline RobC

  • Stoepkakkertjie
  • Bachelor Dog
  • *****
  • Bike: Kawasaki KLR 650
    Location: Free State
  • Posts: 14,391
  • Thanked: 717 times
  • Bloemfontein
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2021, 10:46:21 pm »
I dont care much for the big GS or KTM

I really miss my old KLR and this will be a great bike after throwing R10k worth of mods at it

Hope they bring this to SA so I can buy one in 5 years when the prices come down to my level  :thumleft: and have all the farkles

I wonder if the oil issue has been solved?

Maybe get my hands on a accident one and build the FI over into an old cheap Fugly, you probably find everything fits - check my pooratech mind is working overtime here  :imaposer:
The current stator does not deliver enough juice for EFI/Fuel pump/EMS, you would need that too, just for starters. I believe the oil issue is solved, sounds like it has a diffrent piston and sleeve as well.

Stators can be rewound and modified, although its just a pipe dream to want one, but of all the bikes out there, this is the one I want  :deal: this is the one bike launch that I actually took notice of  >:D but could never justify spending more than R50k on a bike, so will have to wait a long time, or win the lotto
Tend to agree... the new KLR joins the KTM 1290 Adv on my Lotto List. :deal:
 

Offline Leo

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2021, 06:56:00 am »
 :imaposer:

Stolen from the KLR group.  :ricky:
Grey Haired Riders Don't get that way from pure luck!
 

Offline Battlestar

  • IF IM NOT HERE IM ON MY BIKE
  • Grey hound
  • ****
  • Bike: Honda CRF-250L
    Location: Kwazulu Natal
  • Posts: 6,296
  • Thanked: 92 times
  • "LUX NOBIS DUX"
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2021, 07:01:10 am »
Im in

Take my money. At a price point this is going to be an incredibly good adv touring bike. Still kept it simple enough and improved where it needed improving. Cant wait too see if it comes here. Let the ADV riding gods pull it apart but this is going to be a winner forsure
Pass this way once!
 
The following users thanked this post: RobC, Tom van Brits

Offline Bliknêrs

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,559
  • Thanked: 119 times
  • I never finish anyth
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #36 on: January 27, 2021, 07:01:40 am »
This will fill a huge gap in the market.
Pricing will be crucial.
Low enough for people to buy it.
High enough to make a decent profit.
If it sells enough the other manufacturers will take note and follow
They all have the hardware already, or most of it anyway.
G450X
 

Offline Bliknêrs

  • Race Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: BMW R1200GS Adventure
    Location: Western Cape
  • Posts: 2,559
  • Thanked: 119 times
  • I never finish anyth
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #37 on: January 27, 2021, 07:04:18 am »
Im in

Take my money. At a price point this is going to be an incredibly good adv touring bike. Still kept it simple enough and improved where it needed improving. Cant wait too see if it comes here. Let the ADV riding gods pull it apart but this is going to be a winner forsure
It would be cruel if they decide not to import it to RSA.
G450X
 
The following users thanked this post: RobC

Offline Lime Tree

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #38 on: January 27, 2021, 07:28:06 am »
All new KLR but still looks like an Angry Bird?
 

Offline subie

  • Local Mods
  • Bachelor Dog
  • ***
  • Bike: Yamaha XT660
    Location: Gauteng
  • Posts: 10,439
  • Thanked: 333 times
  • Liberalism is the ideology of Western suicide.
Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #39 on: January 27, 2021, 07:35:55 am »
All new KLR but still looks like an Angry Bird?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and she is pretty to me  :spitcoffee:
As time washes by, our footprints are all for naught
 
The following users thanked this post: RobC, Tom van Brits