2022 Kawasaki KLR650 | Video Review

2022 Kawasaki KLR650 video review
Testing the 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure in New Mexico (photo by Drew Ruiz)

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.

Read our 2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Top 10 Review


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

  • MSRP: $6,699
  • Colors: Pearl Sand Khaki and Pearl Lava Orange

2022 Kawasaki KLR650 ABS

  • MSRP: $6,999
  • Color: Pearl Sand Khaki

2022 Kawasaki KLR650 Traveler

  • MSRP: $7,399
  • 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.


  1. Nice video Guy, I am a Klr owner myself. I have a 2009 and it’s been a great bike. I live in the country with gravel roads so it’s the right bike to travel back and forth to work. I did replace the rear tire on mine cause I didn’t like the way the knobby tire rode in the bad winds on the blacktop roads. I am really thinking of updating mine for the new one because of the fuel injection and the new hard luggage. Well great review and I enjoy your articles in the magazine. Been a subscriber for years.


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