Kawasaki KLV 1000

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Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

Kawasaki KLV 1000 was released in 2004 and was produced until 2006. This model was created in conjunction with Suzuki and is essentially the same Suzuki DL1000 V -Strom first generation. The differences are only minor visual changes such as the shape of the fenders, windshield and bright orange color. The identity of the motorcycles is so strong that the KLV 1000 records indicate Suzuki as Manufacturer.

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The main feature of the Kawasaki KLV 1000 is a 2-cylinder V-twin engine with a displacement of 996 cc and 98 hp. power and 101 Nm of torque. The maximum performance of the motor is achieved at 6400-7600 rpm.

Other features of the Kawasaki KLV 1000 include an aluminum frame, long-travel suspension in the form of a conventional telescopic fork and an adjustable mono-shock absorber, a hydraulic clutch, a 6-speed gearbox, a 22-liter fuel tank and 208 kg dry weight.

The Kawasaki KLV 1000 model was produced for less than 2 years, from 2004 to 2006, after which it was discontinued. It was not possible to find an official reason for such a short lifespan of the model, but I assume that this was due to low demand. The motorcycle was developed for the foreign market, in particular Europe, North America and Australia, where "clones" of models from different manufacturers almost never enjoyed success. In addition, possibly due to the third-party production of the model (all units, assemblies and components were from Suzuki), its final cost was clearly overstated and exceeded the price of the same V-Strom.



Specifications Kawasaki KLV 1000:

Model Kawasaki KLV1000
Motorcycle type tourist enduro
Release year 2004-2005
Frame aluminum space
Engine type 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped 90 °
Working volume 996 cm³
Bore / Stroke 98.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio 11.3: 1
Cooling liquid
Number of valves per cylinder DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply system injector, 2x 45 mm
Ignition type transistor
Maximum power 98.0 h.p. (72 kW) at 7600 rpm
Maximum torque 101 Nm (10.2 kg * m) at 6400 rpm
Gearbox 6-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 110/80 R19 M / C 59H
Rear tire size 150/70 R17 M / C 69H
Front brakes 2 discs, 310 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes 1 disc, 260 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension 43mm telescopic fork, 160mm travel
Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 159 mm
Motorcycle length 2295 mm
Motorcycle width 910 mm
Motorcycle height 1395 mm
Wheelbase 1535 mm
Saddle height 840 mm
Minimum ground clearance 165 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h 3.4 sec
Maximum speed 200 km / h
Fuel tank capacity 22.0 l
Motorcycle weight 208 kg - dry

237 kg - equipped