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2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs. 2012 BMW F 650 GS vs. 2012 BMW F 800 GS Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs 2012 BMW F 650 GS vs 2012 BMW F 800 GS. The 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 has an MSRP of $6,299, while the 2012 BMW F 650 GS has an MSRP of $10,155, 2012 BMW F 800 GS has an MSRP of $12,355.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Kawasaki BMW BMW
Model KLR F F
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Japan Germany Germany
MSRP $6,299

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$10,155

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$12,355

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PRICE
     
Warranty 12 months 36 months 36 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 1 2 2
Compression Ratio 9.8:1 12.0:1 12.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 651 798 798
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid Liquid
Engine Type Single-Cylinder Parallel Twin Parallel Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 35 32.3 34.6
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6 1.8
Front Travel (in) 7.9 7 9
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 7.3 6.7 8.5
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 8.3
Trail (in) 4.4 3.6 4.6
Width (in) 37.8 35 37
Wheelbase (in) 58.3 62 62
Length (in) 90.4 89.7 91.3
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.8 4.2 4.2
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2008 2009 2008
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan Germany Germany
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 395 408
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 5 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 130/80 R17 140/80 R17 69H 150/70 R17 69V
Front Tire (Full Spec) 90/90 R21 110/80 R19 59H 90/90 R21 54V
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2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs 2012 BMW F 650 GS vs 2012 BMW F 800 GS