The Kawasaki KLR650 is a dual-purpose motorcycle intended for use on both paved and unpaved roads. The KLR650 is considered by many to be the best all-round motorcycle ever made, with numerous fans and websites for support & add-ons. It has been a long-standing model in Kawasaki's lineup, having been introduced in 1987 and remaining almost unchanged through the 2007 model.
The KLR650 is heavier than specialized off-road dirt bikes, but it can handle most conditions when ridden carefully by a skilled rider. Its 4-stroke DOHC dual-counter balanced, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine develops a claimed 44hp at the crank; typical measurements at the rear wheel are 35 horsepower. Typical fuel economy is 45 to 60 miles per U.S. gallon (3.9 to 4.7 L/100 km). It has a 6.1 gallon (23 litre) fuel tank and a top speed of approximately 105 mph (160 km/h).