We test the 2022 Kawasaki KLR650, which got only its second major update since the legendary dual-sport was introduced in 1987. After being out of Kawasaki’s lineup for a couple of years, it returns better than ever and is still one of the best deals on two wheels, starting at just $6,699.
Though still powered by a liquid-cooled 652cc Single, the KLR finally gets fuel injection, an updated battery and generator, and other upgrades. It also has upgraded brakes with optional ABS, increased load capacity and optional hard saddlebags, adjustable rear suspension, new styling with an adjustable windscreen, a new digital display with a fuel gauge, an accessories bar with power ports, and more.
After two days of on- and off-road riding on a KLR650 Adventure in New Mexico, we embarked on a multi-day, multi-state, multi-surface moto-camping journey back to California.
Check out our video review to see the 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 in action!
Several versions of the new KLR are available:
2022 Kawasaki KLR650
Colors: Pearl Sand Khaki and Pearl Lava Orange
2022 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS
Color: Pearl Sand Khaki
2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler
Color: Pearl Lava Orange
Equipped with factory-installed top case, 12V power outlet and USB socket
2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure
Non-ABS MSRP: $7,699
ABS MSRP: $7,999
Color: Cypher Camo Gray
Equipped with factory-installed side cases, LED auxiliary light set, engine guards, tank pad, 12V power outlet and USB socket
To find a Kawasaki dealer near you, visit kawasaki.com.