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.

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.

The main competitors of the Kawasaki KLV 1000 in the class:


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Specifications Kawasaki KLV 1000:

ModelKawasaki KLV1000
Motorcycle typetourist enduro
Release year2004-2005
Framealuminum space
Engine type2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped 90 °
Working volume996 cm³
Bore / Stroke98.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression ratio11.3: 1
Number of valves per cylinderDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel supply systeminjector, 2x 45 mm
Ignition typetransistor
Maximum power98.0 h.p. (72 kW) at 7600 rpm
Maximum torque101 Nm (10.2 kg * m) at 6400 rpm
Drive typechain
Front tire size110/80 R19 M / C 59H
Rear tire size150/70 R17 M / C 69H
Front brakes2 discs, 310 mm, 2-piston calipers
Rear brakes1 disc, 260 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension43mm telescopic fork, 160mm travel
Rear suspensionpendulum with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 159 mm
Motorcycle length2295 mm
Motorcycle width910 mm
Motorcycle height1395 mm
Wheelbase1535 mm
Saddle height840 mm
Minimum ground clearance165 mm
Acceleration to 100 km / h3.4 sec
Maximum speed200 km / h
Fuel tank capacity22.0 l
Motorcycle weight208 kg - dry

237 kg - equipped