1987 Kawasaki KLR 600



1987-2007 Kawasaki KLR 600 Full Specifications

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Performance Specifications Table

Climbing ability32 o
Braking distance12.5 m from 50 km/h
Minimum turing radius2.2 mm

Dimensions Specifications Table

Overall length2,240 mm
Overall width875 mm
Overall height1,225 mm
Wheelbase1,470 mm
Seat height870 mm
Ground clearance280 mm
Dry Weight1,280 kg (without fuel and fluids)
Wet weight145 kg (fuel and fluids)

Frame Specifications Table

Frame typeTubular, semi-double cradle
Rake / Caster angle28 °
Trail length112 mm

Engine Specifications Table

Power30 kW @ 7,000 rpm (42 psi)
Torque46.1 Nm @ 3,000 rpm (34 ft-lb)
Engine capacity / displacement564 cc
Engine configuration4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, 1-cylinder
Bore and Stroke96 mm x 78 mm
Compression ratio9.5 : 1

Camshaft and Timing Specifications Table

Intake valve cam timingopens @ 19° BTDC @ 1.0 mm lift
closes @ 69° ABDC @ 1.0 mm lift
268 ° open duration
Exhaust valve cam timingopens @ 55° BBDC @ 1.0 mm lift
closes @ 25° ATDC @ 1.0 mm lift
260 ° open duration

Clutch and Primary Drive Specifications Table

Primary Drive typeGear
Reduction ratio2.428 : 1 (68 / 28)
Clutch typewet multi disc

Transmission Specifications Table

Type5-speed, constant mesh, return shift
Gear ratio1st gear = 2.437 : 1 (29 / 16)
2nd gear = 1.529 (26 / 17)
3rd gear = 1.181 (26 / 22)
4th gear = 0.954 (21 / 22)
5th gear = 0.791 (19 / 24)

Final Drive Specifications Table

Final driveChain drive
Final drive ratio2.866 : 1 (43 / 15)
5.157 @ Top gear (option 2)

Lubrication Specifications Table

System typeForced lubrication (wet sump)
Oil capacity2.0 litres (dry fill)
Recommended oil approval ratingSE class
Oil viscositySAE 10W40, 10W50, 20W40 or 20W50

Fuel System Specifications Table

Fuel tank capacity11.5 litres

Ignition System Specifications Table

Ignition timing1,300 rpm @ 10° BTDC to 3,000 rpm @ 40 ° BTDC
Spark plug typeNGK DR8ES or ND X24ESR-U

Front Suspension and Steering Specifications Table

TypeTelescopic fork (pneumatic)
Front axel travel230 mm

Rear Suspension Specifications Table

TypeSwing arm (uni-trak)
Rear axel travel230 mm

Front Brake Specifications Table

Front brake typeSingle disc

Rear Brake Specifications Table

Rear brake typeSingle disc

Wheels and Tyres Specifications Table

Front wheel size21 inch
Front tyre size90 / 90 - 21 54S
Recommended front tyreTube type
Rear wheel size17 inch
Rear tyre size130 / 80 - 17 65S
Recommended rear tyreTube type

Electrical Equipment Specifications Table

Headlight12V 60 / 55 W high/low beam
Recommended headlightQuartz - halogen, semi-sealed beam
Tail / stop light12V 5 / 21 W


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