Here are more details on Kawasaki’s KLR650 New Edition

The 2014 KLR650 New Edition replaces the standard model in Canada.
The 2014 KLR650 New Edition replaces the standard model in Canada.

Back in December, Kawasaki announced their upgraded KLR650 New Edition model. Here are some more details on that bike.

It's not quite "All New," but the KLR's changes should be good value for riders who want to load their bike down with heavy luggage.
It’s not quite “all new,” but the KLR’s changes should be good value for riders who want to load their bike down with heavy luggage.

According to their website, the machine is all-new, but most of the bike is still the same 2008-up model. It still has the same motor, and no EFI. The major upgrade is to the suspension; the front suspension has been beefed up, with more dampening, and the rear shock got the same treatment. There’s also a stiffer spring in the rear shock.

Also, the New Edition’s seat is narrower at the front and wider at the rear, which should make it easier to ride the bike on and off the pavement. It’s available in black/green, or black.

MSRP for the New Edition is $6,999 in Canada, a $100 increase over the standard KLR’s price last year. In the US, the New Edition and standard models will run side-by-side, but in Canada, the standard bike isn’t available this year. Leftover 2012 and 2013 models have been discounted to a $6,399 MSRP on the Kawasaki website.

4 thoughts on “Here are more details on Kawasaki’s KLR650 New Edition”

    1. Yes, please. Please please please. I keep looking at my son’s Versys sitting next to my KLR and i’m soon gonna get the measuring tape out to see if will shoehorn. I like the idea of a 60+ hp KLR

  1. The term is damping, i.e., energy absorption. Dampening is something that happens when water or some fluid is sprayed on something. However put, anything done to the old KLR fork design is likely to help.

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