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Offline Watty

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ROAD TEST - Kawasaki's KLR650
« on: October 05, 2007, 12:14:03 pm »
Just noticed this road test on motoring.co.za that was published this morning.  Enjoy!
 
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Re: ROAD TEST - Kawasaki's KLR650
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 12:21:12 pm »
Yeah, they're a bit slow off the mark. Thanks anyway.
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Re: ROAD TEST - Kawasaki's KLR650
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 02:45:06 pm »
Is this a compliment or an insult?

Put it this way: you won't suffer the embarrassment of being waved to the delivery entrance when you rock up at a breakfast-run venue on a new KLR.
 

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Re: ROAD TEST - Kawasaki's KLR650
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2007, 10:11:56 pm »
I've got a KLR650 2005 model, and at least two of the 'changes' that this guy mentions, the seat having to be unscrewed to get to the battery and the tool box mounted openly at the back, are already so on my bike.

When was this guy last on a KLR650?

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Re: ROAD TEST - Kawasaki's KLR650
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 11:06:50 am »
Is this a compliment or an insult?

Put it this way: you won't suffer the embarrassment of being waved to the delivery entrance when you rock up at a breakfast-run venue on a new KLR.

What a knownothing. Where cruisers and superbikes get directed into the parking lot you swiftly climb the wide sweeping staircase up to the portal and park your KLR in the lobby. Handing your helmet to the concierge with a friendly "you mind?" you make your way towards the bar to purchase a cold one.
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Re: ROAD TEST - Kawasaki's KLR650
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 11:30:52 am »
This months 2 wheels has a write up on the new KLR. Accourding to them, the KLR still runs on 1987 technology. Is that good? Maybe a winning recipe? But I must say it looks alot better than the current one. Still not bad value for money @ R48 995.
 

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Re: ROAD TEST - Kawasaki's KLR650
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2007, 11:37:28 am »
Is this a compliment or an insult?

Put it this way: you won't suffer the embarrassment of being waved to the delivery entrance when you rock up at a breakfast-run venue on a new KLR.

What a knownothing. Where cruisers and superbikes get directed into the parking lot you swiftly climb the wide sweeping staircase up to the portal and park your KLR in the lobby. Handing your helmet to the concierge with a friendly "you mind?" you make your way towards the bar to purchase a cold one.

Correct Le Cap a KLR can go anywhere...  ;D
 

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Re: ROAD TEST - Kawasaki's KLR650
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2007, 11:39:16 am »
This months 2 wheels has a write up on the new KLR. Accourding to them, the KLR still runs on 1987 technology. Is that good? Maybe a winning recipe? But I must say it looks alot better than the current one. Still not bad value for money @ R48 995.

KLR is old technology but at the price who cares??

Its old technology that works.  ;)