2000 Kawasaki KLR650 Review

2000 Kawasaki KLR650 from United States of America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired11700 miles
Most recent distance12400 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB900C


Definitely the "Swiss Army Knife" of motorcycles


Chirping noise from exhaust, seems to be a "nature of the beast" problem. Fixed by piercing the inner baffle of the muffler with a screwdriver, as read from a KLR650 forum.

Adjusted engine balancer "doohickey", which instantly quieted and smoothed engine. Easy adjustment, recommended OFTEN. I am considering the upgrade kit for this.

General Comments:

Great "go anywhere" motorcycle.

Wind sensitive on the highway.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2007

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review