um ...wishful thinking.The Versys 300 will outrun and outperform the KLR650.
I know a few people who have bought a KLR more than once. In fact I know one guy who's bought a KLR 4 times. Weirdly, in that case I literally mean "a" KLR. He owned the same bike on 4 different occasions. He'd sell, a year or two later he'd run into the guy that bought it, and he'd end up buying it back....It’s a “settle” bike that will make you appreciate your next bike even more. I can’t foresee any reason that I would ever consider purchasing a KLR again...
EB**, grab that Strom before it's gone, it will make you smile every day 😉 ...I never rode any Stroms and I bought one all based on great reviews, and I got it without even a test ride, now that I own it for 6 mnths I can see why everybody loves this bike. I got a mint '18 with Suzuki 5yr warranty so win/win.I see that there are a few 2016-18 KLR's in my area, all dressed up for about Can $6000, and one mint Vstrom 650 XT for sale.
hmm, I keep hearing people complain about the KLR’s weight while they praise the Ténéré as an amazing bike. Yet the the new 2022 KLR base model is only 4 lbs heavier than the T7. The ABS version is 6 lbs more than the T7. And that’s is with the 20 something lbs the KLR gained over the previous generation.The KLR is heavy, slow, and runs out of RPMs on the big roads. It is down on horsepower. It is a single cylinder too.
Yup. I thoroughly enjoyed my ‘13 KLR (I took it off-road and camping), but if I had it to do over again...I would have gone with something lighter.Have you considered the Kawasaki Versys 300?
Welcome.hmm, I keep hearing people complain about the KLR’s weight while they praise the Ténéré as an amazing bike. Yet the the new 2022 KLR base model is only 4 lbs heavier than the T7. The ABS version is 6 lbs more than the T7. And that’s is with the 20 something lbs the KLR gained over the previous generation.
And the KLR is lighter than the V-Strom
650. Let’s face it, the V-S6 is a much heavier bike. With the X Adventure version being about 530 lbs. That is heavier than a full size 1100cc Africa Twin base model at 501lbs
Don’t get me wrong, I like the V-S65, but the 19” front wheel, low ground clearance, and weight minda turn me off. As I am planning a trip through Central and South America trip. Even though I am still considering it, the bike at the top of my list right now is the T7. My biggest turn off about that bike is the 4.2 gal tank.
I hope Kawasaki transmission upgrade (3rd, 4th, and 5th gear) will help it on the highway.
That’s my 2 cents worth.
Yeah, Ryan from FortNine praised the bike, but so pretty much everyone else. Even though the rear spring can be a bit soft for some riders (heavy riders and those who cary even the kitchen sink to go camping), the power delivery and the on and off road handling is nearly magical for the bike.For the t7 the guy from fort nine praised it and the looks are really nice you can pay to make spoke rims tubeless too. The klr even though is a tank I don’t like it