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2012 Suzuki DR 650SE vs. 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs. 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 Suzuki DR 650SE vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. The 2012 Suzuki DR 650SE has an MSRP of $5,999, while the 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 has an MSRP of $6,299, 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has an MSRP of $18,350.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer Suzuki Kawasaki BMW
Model DR KLR R
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Japan Japan Germany
MSRP $5,999

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$6,299

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$18,350

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PRICE
     
Warranty 12 months 12 months 36 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 1 1 2
Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.8:1 12.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 644 651 1170
Valve Configuration SOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Air / Oil Liquid Air / Oil
Engine Type Single-Cylinder Single-Cylinder Flat Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 34.8 35 35
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 10.2 7.9 8.2
Front Suspension Type Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 10.2 7.3 8.6
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK Paralever
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 10.4 8.3
Trail (in) 4.4 3.5
Width (in) 34.1 37.8 39
Wheelbase (in) 58.7 58.3 59.4
Length (in) 88.8 90.4 88
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 3.4 5.8 8.7
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2008 2010
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan Germany
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 496
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 5 5 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Shaft
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) 120/90 R17 64S 130/80 R17 150/70 HR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 90/90 R21 54S 90/90 R21 110/80 HR19
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2012 Suzuki DR 650SE vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure