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Offline WANDRNG

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No more KLR650?
« on: October 19, 2018, 05:21:30 pm »
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Re: No more KLR650?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2018, 05:24:44 pm »
I heard that too.   The end of an era.   I had a Gen 1, and it is still my opinion that the KLR is a TRUE adventure bike.  If you were to find yourself in some far away backwater, a bush mechanic will be more likely able to repair a KLR than a computer controlled BMW/KTM/ETC...  I also heard that a KLR could run on questionable gasoline or even coleman camp fuel in a pinch.   

Don't get me wrong, pushing me along at 70mph was a chore for this antiquated thumper, but it did great on gravel or well graded fire roads.


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Re: No more KLR650?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2018, 09:21:45 pm »
I’m not saying you are wrong, but the way I read it is that it is talking about dealer incentives. The sentences both before and after our talking about factory to dealer incentives. The context would suggest that it’s only the incentives that are going away.
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Re: No more KLR650?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2018, 11:49:52 pm »
The sentence: Model year 2018 will be the final year for this iconic motorcycle-sounds definite to me. 

Never owned one, but did ride one once.  Sorry to see it go.  All good things come to an end...

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Re: No more KLR650?
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 10:16:18 am »
They'll upgrade, same as they did with the Concours. It's the bread and butter of FHI/KHI.
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Re: No more KLR650?
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 01:06:17 pm »
There's a substantial thread over on ADVRider about it.  The KLR 650 is no longer in production. If Kawasaki will field a replacement remains to be seen.
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Re: No more KLR650?
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 01:23:26 pm »
I talked with my dealer about this a few months ago, he seems to have an inside track (or so one would surmise from his confidence) and he tells me that a version of the klr will be back with a versys 650 engine in it, and that would be GOOD. Steve
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