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2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle Review

The 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle consists of all the great features found on the standard KLR650: a factory-installed top case, a DC power outlet, and a USB socket. It comes equipped with ABS. The KLR650 TRAVELER ABS is offered in a Pearl Solar Yellow colorway.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle

The 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle is built to empower your passion for escape and exploration. The dual-purpose capability allows the journey to go on- and off-road, and a reputation for enduring reliability helps you focus on the adventure. For decades, this legendary motorcycle has inspired countless stories worldwide, and the spirit to make new memories continues to beckon today.

Also Read: 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Dual Purpose Motorcycle Review

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle – Features and Specs


The 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle’s well-proven engine architecture has a flat power curve that makes it easy for riders to maneuver through terrain and accelerate on freeways. Kawasaki Digital Fuel Injection (DFI®) on its 652cc 4-Stroke Single Cylinder Engine ensures smooth starting under all circumstances.

The 10-hole fine-atomizing injector’s contribution to adequate air-fuel mixing improves fuel efficiency and combustion. Reliability is emphasized by prioritizing mid-range torque in the intake and exhaust cam profiles. In typical riding conditions, the exhaust pipe configuration enhances mid-range torque characteristics. It can power extras like grip warmers and fog lights with its 26-amp generator output.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle

The double-engine balancer guarantees smooth performance, and the sealed battery minimizes maintenance. Easy starting is made possible by the Kawasaki Automatic Compression Release (KACR), and convenience is increased with the electric starter. An engine guard protects the engine, and an all-new spark arrestor approved by the United States Forest Service gives access to public riding areas designated for double-engine low noise levels in sensitive locations.


With its integrated rear sub-frame and high-tensile steel Semi-Double Cradle Frame, the 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle offers exceptional torsional stiffness for a smooth ride. Excellent handling is facilitated by the swing arm and pivot shaft designs, especially when traveling at high speeds.

The 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle has powerful braking ability because of its big disc brakes, which include a 240mm rear disc and a 300mm front disc. Its long-travel suspension gives you a rooted sense while balancing with the frame. Robust fork springs and shock settings improve resistance to bottoming, improve bump compliance, and handle large loads better than 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle

While the D-section swing arm and One-Track® rear suspension linkage increase traction and reduce the center of gravity for smooth handling, the 41mm front fork provides robustness. The 5-way preload shock absorber offers customization depending on load and riding circumstances, while the progressive rate guarantees a regulated ride.

The wheels sturdy rear ring, roomy axles, and tube-style tires enhance the bike’s smoothness and handling, making roadside or trailside repairs simple.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle – Price

The new 2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle is available at $7,599 only.

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle – Technical Specifications


Engine 4-Stroke, single cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 652cc
Bore x Stroke 100.0mm x 83.0mm
Compression Ratio 9.8:1
Fuel System DFI with 40mm Throttle Body
Ignition CDI
Transmission 5-speed, return shift featuring wet multi-disc manual clutch
Final Drive Sealed Chain
Maximum Torque 39.1 lb.-ft. at 4,500rpm


Front Suspension / Wheel Travel 41mm telescopic fork/ 7.9 inches
Rear Suspension / Wheel Travel Uni-Trak®, single shock featuring adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 7.3 inches
Front Tire 90/90-21
Rear Tire 130/80-17
Front Brakes Single 300mm disc including 2-piston calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 240mm disc including single-piston caliper, ABS

2023 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler Motorcycle


Frame Type Tubular, Semi-Double Cradle
Rake/Trail 30.0°/4.8 in
Overall Length 89.8 in
Overall Width 38.2 in
Overall Height 57.7/56.3 in (screen hi/lo)
Ground Clearance 8.3 in
Seat Height 34.3 in
Curb Weight 471.7 lb
Fuel Capacity 6.1 gal
Wheelbase 60.6 in
Color Choices Pearl Solar Yellow
Warranty 12 Months
Kawasaki Protection Plus™ (optional) 12, 24, 36 months

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