The KLR 650 Adventure is the top-spec KLR model in the 2021 Kawasaki line-up. It’s an impressive motorcycle that takes everything that we already love about the newly revived KLR 650 but fuses it with a shopping list of additional accessories to make it better suited towards adventure travel. If you like your KLR models turned up to eleven, then this is the KLR for you.
This Japanese motorcycle shares almost all of its DNA with the other models in the KLR sub-range. It features the same chassis and styling, as well as the same Euro5 compliant 652 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces 40 horsepower and 39 lb-ft of peak torque. The KLR 650 platform is great, but it’s the number of extras that elevate the Adventure above the others.
For 2021 (though it’s badged as a 2022 model) the KLR 650 Adventure features updated ride ergonomics, new bodywork, a taller windshield, a new larger aluminum rear carrier, a bigger generator, new LED lighting, fog lamps, frame sliders, a tank pad, DC and USB charging, ABS, and adventure-ready side cases—installed by official Kawasaki Motorcycles technicians.
For 2021, the Kawasaki KLR 650 Adventure is available exclusively in a unique Cypher Camo Gray color option.
The 2021 Kawasaki KLR 650 Adventure starts from $7,999 USD / $9,999 CAD.
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Price: $7,999 USD / $9,999 CAD
Updated 652 cc liquid-cooled engine
Factory-installed top case
DC and USB charging sockets
Engine: 652 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
Uni Trak, single shock with adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring preload / 185 mm (7.3 in)
Single ø300 mm disc with dual-piston caliper
ø240 mm disc with dual-piston caliper
Fuel Tank Capacity
Cypher Camo Gray
1,540 mm (60.6 in)
210 mm (8.3 in)
870 mm (34.3 in)
221 kg (487 lb)
Kawasaki Protection Plus
12, 24, or 36 months
2022 Kawasaki KLR 650 Adventure 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.