News – New Kawasaki KLV 1000 – Pre-owned KAWASAKI

New Kawasaki KLV 1000

New - New Kawasaki KLV 1000 - Used KAWASAKI

New for 2004, the Kawasaki KLV 1000 will be available in dealerships in April. Result of the merger between Kawasaki and Suzuki, this V-Strom clone marks the arrival of Kawa in the large road trail sector.

With this 996 cm3 V-twin, the result of its merger with Suzuki (read and), Kawasaki is entering the wholesale road trail market..

Directly cloned on the Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom from which it takes over the engine, the chassis and most of the equipment and finishes, the KLV is distinguished by its unique color (orange).

Kawasaki KLV 1000 and Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom: find the error !

"The KLV 1000 is indeed part of our merger with Suzuki, which allows us to develop the basis of each brand to be able to compete with our direct competitors.Kawasaki France spokesperson told Moto-Net: "this industrial logic is new in motorcycles, but it has existed for years in the automobile where it no longer shocks anyone !"

In France, the KX 250 F 4-stroke with the Kawa logo was already from the equivalent model at Suzuki, just like the KFX 400 quad or, in custom, the VN 1500 Mean Streak known by Suzuki as the Marauder.

In Japan, Kawasaki also markets several scooters from Suzuki. And conversely, Kawasaki supplied Suzuki with several medium-displacement models (250 cc 4-stroke), which were very popular in Japan..

Soon to be tested on Moto-Net, the KLV 1000 will be available at dealerships "during April"for a price"equivalent to that of V-Strom"(9,990 euros).

Technical characteristics (manufacturer data)
Type 4-stroke 90 ° V-Twin, liquid cooled
Displacement 996 cm3
Bore x stroke 98.0 x 66.0 mm
Volumetric ratio 11.3 / 1
Distribution 2 ACT, 8 valves
Food Fuel injection diameter 45 mm x 2
Ignition Electronic
Getting started Electric starter
Lubrication Pressurized, wet sump with oil cooler

Maximum power

72.0 kW (98 PS) at 7.600 rpm

Maximum torque

101 Nm (10.3 kgf m) at 6,400 rpm
Gearbox 6 reports
Final By chain
Primary report 1.838 (57/31)
Internal reports

3,000 (36/12)

2nd 1.933 (29/15)
3rd 1,500 (27/18)
4th 1.227 (27/22)
5th 1.086 (25/33)
6th 0.913 (21/23)

Final report

2.411 (41/17)


Manually operated multi-disc in oil bath
Cycle part
Frame Double aluminum spar
Front wheel travel 160 mm
Rear wheel travel 159 mm
Front tire 110 / 80R19 M / C (59H)
Rear tire 150 / 70R17 M / C (69H)
Column angle 26.3 °
Ground offset 111 mm
Steering angle 40 ° / 40 °
Front suspension Type: 43mm cartridge fork
Spring preload: fully adjustable
Suspension AR Type: Bottom-Link
Relaxation: progressive adjustment
Spring preload: fully adjustable
Front brake Dual 310mm floating disc (twin piston calipers)
Rear brake

Single 260 mm disc (single piston caliper)

Length 2,295 mm
Width 910 mm
Height 1,395 mm
Wheelbase 1,535 mm
Ground clearance 165 mm
Saddle height 840 mm
Tank 22 liters
Dry weight 208 kg
Commercial information
Colors Orange
Price Around € 9,990
Availability During April 2004


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