Just like our beloved MO, SW Motech was founded in 1994 by a crazy biker who didn’t know any better. But SW Motech has grown into its big feet and is now a leading manufacturer of all kinds of high-end motorcycle gear, including an all-new line for what will no doubt be the highly successful new Kawasaki KLR650.

SW-MOTECH presents a wide range of 2022 Gen 3 KLR 650 accessories Portland, OR | Thursday, July 21, 2022

When Kawasaki ceased production of the iconic KLR 650 in 2018, many thought the chances of the big thumper returning to the lineup given current emissions standards were more or less non-existent. Most speculation has turned to entirely different possible scenarios, like an all-new small KLR parallel-twin or a machine based on the more off-road-focused Versys 650. The idea that Kawasaki could manage to update the trusty and venerable KLR in a meaningful way and retain the essence of the original 1987 Generation 1 KLR seemed out of the realm of possibility.

Then in 2022 Kawasaki did just that, introducing a very familiar, yet updated KLR. The new Gen 3 got EFI, ABS and a slew of chassis updates like LED lighting and desirable additions like a fuel gauge.

On top of all that, Kawasaki pulled the rabbit out of the hat when it announced pricing, arguably the most essential KLR trait of all. The all-new KLR 2022 Gen 3 is priced exactly the same as the 2018 Gen 2 model it replaced.


SW-MOTECH recognizes that Kawasaki’s popular KLR offers great value for all types of riders and has been developing premium luggage, ergonomics and crash protection products to fit the KLR for years.

Adventure-Proven Protection

To protect the engine SW-MOTECH has developed a new heavy duty 27mm diameter frame mounted skid bar and offers a skid plate which remains unchanged from the Gen 2 model. SW MOTECH skid bars are formed, welded and powder coated at their factory in Brno, Czech Republic.

The SW-MOTECH KOBRA Handguard system protects the levers and hands against weather, brush and rest. Cold weather extensions to the hand guards as well as LED turn signal inserts can also be added to the KOBRAs.

Precision ergonomics

KLR riders can now choose between two different footpeg options, the ION footpeg or the EVO model. The premium EVO ankle has removable rubber inserts and is adjustable vertically, fore and aft and even allows angle rotation to allow 36 different positions to dial in your seated or standing ergonomics.

A convenient and sturdy center stand is also offered and offers frustration-free setup with the easy-turn spring tensioner.

PRO rack with QUICK-LOCK

One area with significant changes from the KLR is in the removable rear subframe, which Kawasaki removed completely in favor of a fixed frame. SW-MOTECH took the opportunity when installing the rear racks on the new one-piece frame to upgrade the rack to the latest (and lightest) iteration of their popular racks called the PRO range.

Both the old EVO and the new PRO rack use a convenient patented QUICK-LOCK system that allows the rider to completely remove or attach the entire rack structure in seconds. This makes the bike look simple and light when not touring or commuting and can be handy when cleaning or servicing.

Also new for the KLR is the ADVENTURE RACK backplate from SW-MOTECH. The addition of a rear rack allows for various luggage options, from the lightweight and affordable URBAN ABS top case to the fitting of a lockable, weatherproof aluminum TRAX ADV case. A fully equipped TRAX ADV case system (available in black or silver) consisting of two side cases and a top case provides a huge protected luggage volume of 120 liters.

TRAX ADV accessories

A host of SW-MOTECH accessories are also offered for TRAX ADV panniers and topcases to get the most out of aluminum luggage. This includes TRAX ADV lid organizers, lid nets, inner bag liners, external bottle holders and expansion boxes. A full list is available at www.swmotech.us.

PRO CROSS tank bag

In addition to SW-MOTECH’s luggage options for the rear of the KLR, the new waterproof PRO CROSS WP tank bag is the ideal companion for the front. With a MOLLE top panel for mounting a navigation device or accessory pouch, fully welded TPU construction, waterproof zippers and webbing attachment system; the PRO CROSS WP is ready for any adventure. The smaller 5.5 liter bag also sits higher on the tank for more room to stand on.


The full line of Generation 3 2022 KLR 650 accessories is currently available to order directly from sw-motech.us.

Selection of accessories for the Kawasaki KLR 650 2022.

Price subject to change. Go back to sw-motech.us for updates and full product listings.

BC.WPB.00.025.10000 PRO Cross WP Strap Tank Bag $199.95 Waterproof, strap attachment.
SBL.08.990.10000/B Safety bars $338.95 27mm, Steel
MSS.08.469.10001/B Engine guard (skid plate) $243.95 Aluminum, black.
MSS.08.469.10001/S Engine guard (skid plate) $243.95 Aluminum, silver.
HPR.00.220.25100/B KOBRA Handguard Kit $205.95
FRS.08.112.10201 EVO Footpeg Set $184.95
KFT.08.990.70000/B TRAX ADV Complete Aluminum Enclosure system, black $1,499.95 Complete system: PRO Carriers, 2 panniers, set of locks, key ring Multi-function tool
KFT.08.990.70000/S TRAX ADV aluminum complete case system, silver $1,499.95 Complete system: PRO Carriers, 2 panniers, set of locks, multi-tool key ring
KFT.08.990.30000/B PRO Side Support System $334.95 With QUICK-LOCK system
GPT.08.990.19000/B ADVENTURE-RACK $185.95 Black.
GPT.08.990.60000/B URBAN ABS top box system $567.95 Complete quick attach system, includes ADVENTURE-RACK
BC.HTA.00.677.22000/B URBAN ABS top box $279.95 Strap lashing variant
HPS.08.990.10000/B Center stand $282.95 Steel, black. Easy to install spring.
NSW.00.004.61000/B Universal EVO high beam kit $463.95 LEDs. Black. With ECE test mark. Driving lights, bumper clamps, wiring harness, switch. In a relationship with.
NSW.00.004.51000/B Set of EVO Universal fog lights $453.95 LEDs. Black. With ECE test mark. EVO fog lights, crash bar clamps, wiring harness, switch. In a relationship with.
SVL.00.505.101 Mirror extensions $63.95 Black. Aluminum.


SW-MOTECH offers a wide variety of accessories for adventure, sport touring, retro and cruiser motorcycles. Some of its most popular products include TRAX aluminum hard luggage, the patented QUICK-LOCK “tank ring” system, and premium crash bars. Engine guards, skid plates, ergonomic parts and many other premium accessories are also available for most current motorcycle models. The full range of products can be found under sw-motech.us where customers will be able to enter make and model information to find a personalized list of all available products for their specific motorcycles.

SW-MOTECH started in 1994 when a mechanical engineer built a rear tank for his Africa Twin for a motorcycle trip to Libya. Many bikers subsequently became interested in the tank, and so a dream trip came true and a business idea was born. The company was officially founded in 1999.

SW-MOTECH stood for competence in metalworking, for the world’s first removable stand, for bumpers, for center stands. Later, the company teamed up with the soft luggage specialist BAGS CONNECTION and soon came up with the idea for the tank ring and the attachment of floating tank bags using the popular QUICK-LOCK function.

Today, more than 300 people bring their technical know-how and passion to the development, production and distribution of high-end accessories sold in 65 countries around the world.

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