Just like our beloved MO, SW Motech was founded in 1994 by a crazy motorcycle kid 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 premium motorcycle gear–including a whole new line for what will no doubt be the very successful new Kawasaki KLR650.

SW-MOTECH Introduces Wide Range of 2022 Gen 3 KLR 650 Accessories  Portland, OR | Thursday, July 21st, 2022 

When Kawasaki ceased production of the iconic KLR 650 in 2018, many thought the chances of  the big thumper making a return to the lineup given current emissions standards to be more or  less non-existent. Most speculation turned to entirely different possible scenarios, such as an all new small parallel twin KLR or a more off-road focused Versys 650-based machine. The idea that  Kawasaki could manage to update the trusty and venerable KLR in any significant way and retain  the essence of the original 1987 Generation 1 KLR didn’t seem in the realm of possibility.  

Then in 2022, Kawasaki did just that, introducing a very familiar, but updated KLR. The new Gen  3 got EFI, ABS and a package sprinkled with updates across the chassis like LED lighting and  desirable additions like a fuel gauge. 

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


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

Adventure Proven Protection 

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

The SW-MOTECH KOBRA Handguard system protects levers and hands from weather, brush  and roost. Cold weather extensions to the handguards as well as LED blinker inserts can also be  added to the KOBRAs. 

Precision Ergonomics 

KLR riders can now choose between two different footpeg options, the ION footrest or the EVO  model. The top-of-the-line EVO peg has removable rubber inserts and is adjustable vertically,  front to back and even allows for the rotation of the angle to allow for 36 different positions to dial  in your sitting or standing ergonomics. 

A convenient and sturdy center stand is also offered that features a frustration-free installation  thanks to the easy rotating spring tensioner. 

PRO Luggage Carrier with QUICK-LOCK 

An area with significant changes to the KLR is in the rear removable subframe, which Kawasaki  completely removed in favor of a fixed frame. SW-MOTECH took the opportunity when fitting rear  luggage carriers to the new single piece frame to upgrade the carrier to the latest (and lightest) iteration of their popular carriers called the PRO line.

Both the previous EVO and the new PRO  carriers utilize a convenient patented QUICK-LOCK system that allows the rider to completely  remove or attach the entire rack structure in seconds. This keeps the bike looking simple and  lightweight when not performing touring or commuting duties and can be convenient when  cleaning or conducting maintenance. 

SW-MOTECH’s ADVENTURE RACK rear plate is also new to the KLR. The rear rack addition  allows various luggage options, from the lightweight and affordable URBAN ABS top case to  mounting a full-on TRAX ADV locking weatherproof aluminum case. A fully outfitted TRAX ADV  case system (available in black or silver) consisting of two side cases and the top case provides a  whopping 120 liters of protected luggage volume.

TRAX ADV Accessories 

Also offered is a host of SW-MOTECH accessories for the TRAX ADV panniers and top cases to  get the most out of the aluminum luggage. This includes TRAX ADV lid organizers, lid nets, inner  bag liners, external bottle holders and expansion cases. A full list is available at www.sw motech.us


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


The full line of Generation 3 2022 KLR 650 accessories are currently available for order directly at  sw-motech.us

Selection of accessories for the 2022 Kawasaki KLR 650.  

Pricing subject to change. Check back at 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  Crash 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 Footrest Kit  $184.95
KFT.08.990.70000/B  TRAX ADV Aluminium Full  Case System, Black $1,499.95  Full system: PRO Carriers, 2 panniers, lock set, keychain  multi-tool 
KFT.08.990.70000/S  TRAX ADV Aluminium Full  Case System, Silver $1,499.95  Full system: PRO Carriers, 2 panniers, lock set, keychain  multi-tool
KFT.08.990.30000/B  PRO Side Carrier 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 Case System  $567.95  Full quick attach system, includes ADVENTURE-RACK
BC.HTA.00.677.22000/B  URBAN ABS Top Case  $279.95  Strap lashing variant
HPS.08.990.10000/B  Centerstand  $282.95  Steel, black. Easy install spring.
NSW.00.004.61000/B  EVO high beam kit universal $463.95  LED. Black. With ECE test mark. High beams, crash bar  clamps, cable harness, switch. As a pair.
NSW.00.004.51000/B  EVO fog light set Universal $453.95  LED. Black. With ECE test mark. EVO fog lights, crash bar  clamps, cable harness, switch. As a pair.
SVL.00.505.101  Mirror Extensions  $63.95  Black. Aluminum.


SW-MOTECH offers a wide variety of adventure, sport-touring, retro, and cruiser motorcycle  accessories. 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 complete product line will be found under sw-motech.us where  customers will be able to enter make and model information to find a tailored list of all products  available for their specific motorcycles. 

SW-MOTECH started in 1994 when a mechanical engineer built a tail tank for his Africa Twin for a  motorcycle tour to Libya. Many motorcyclists were subsequently interested in the tank, and so a dream trip was made a reality and a business idea was born. The company was officially founded  in 1999. 

SW-MOTECH stood for competence in metalworking, for the first removable carrier in the world,  for crash bars, for center stands. Later the company partnered with soft luggage specialist BAGS CONNECTION, and quickly came up with the idea for the tank ring and attachment of hovering  tank bags using the popular QUICK-LOCK feature. 

Today more than 300 people bring their technical know-how and passion to the development,  production, and distribution of premium accessories which are sold in 65 countries worldwide. 

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