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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2013, 01:17:16 pm »
The manufacturer basically has to homologise each model for roadworthiness for ENatis. So it can be a number of issues, including emission. Thought the XT660 is fuel injection? Lenses on the lights are normally also an issue, but basically the manufacturer must get a blanket roadworthy for each model. Honda had similar issues with their CRF230 a while back, afterwards the carry on selling them as off-road.
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2013, 01:17:22 pm »
I always said I would buy a new KLR whenever I hear they are to be discontinued, guess I'll have to follow through on that promise to myself  ;D
 

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2013, 01:20:23 pm »
No carbs? very doubtful

what about off-road bikes or scooters?

KLR has emmision control anyway for the yanks - can't be that


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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2013, 01:30:15 pm »
In my opinion, a politician's fart is n much more serious emission - about time they get regulated out of the country as well! :deal:
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2013, 01:37:25 pm »
Honestly, given the current global environment meltdown, all efforts to reduce emissions helps.

The XR is what? 20 year old tech?
If Honda is not prepared to update the thing by reducing its emissions and adding EFI to reduce its consumption, it shouldn't be allowed to sell it.

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2013, 01:42:44 pm »
Honestly, given the current global environment meltdown, all efforts to reduce emissions helps.

The XR is what? 20 year old tech?
If Honda is not prepared to update the thing by reducing its emissions and adding EFI to reduce its consumption, it shouldn't be allowed to sell it.

10 000 XR sold globaly per year is nothing compared to the 2 mil scooters sold globally each year

emissions is a farce used to make money period
 

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2013, 01:47:39 pm »
Guys I really think that this has nothing to do with emissions.

As pointed out above by Cracker, the KLR complies with US emission control standards and it is still going to be imported into the US.
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2013, 02:10:01 pm »
Probably find it is some bullshit legislation that was copied and pasted from one of the european countries  ::)
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2013, 02:36:25 pm »
Probably find it is some bullshit legislation that was copied and pasted from one of the european countries  ::)


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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2013, 02:54:11 pm »
Shew, I had my XRL for sale, already had a few offers but will be holding on to her. All this news about these 650's been removed makes me really glad I have a sweet baby sitting at home that is soon going to become a "collectors" item...judging from teh old tech on these bikes im surprised they not collectors items already  :lol8:  :lol8:

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2013, 03:04:18 pm »
I think that this is the legislation that is relevant here, but I'm no expert.

The dates all tie in to those that I was told.

http://www.nrcs.org.za/siteimgs/vc/L%20Category%20Comp.%20Spec%20(as%20Gaz).pdf%20(VC9098).pdf
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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2013, 03:07:55 pm »
So basically those of us that cannot afford the "premium" brands and are looking for a new dual sport starter pack are going to be screwed.  Entry into the D/S market is going to become less and less affordable.  My 2c...   >:(
« Last Edit: June 13, 2013, 03:28:28 pm by Shaun500 »
 

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2013, 03:12:03 pm »
Honestly, given the current global environment meltdown, all efforts to reduce emissions helps.

The XR is what? 20 year old tech?
If Honda is not prepared to update the thing by reducing its emissions and adding EFI to reduce its consumption, it shouldn't be allowed to sell it.

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #33 on: June 13, 2013, 03:12:26 pm »
So basically those of us that cannot afford the "premium" brands and are looking for a dual sport starter pack are going to be screwed.  Entry into the D/S market is going to become less and less affordable.  My 2c...   >:(

There'll be second hand thumpers around for years to come still.

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #34 on: June 13, 2013, 03:16:20 pm »
So basically those of us that cannot afford the "premium" brands and are looking for a dual sport starter pack are going to be screwed.  Entry into the D/S market is going to become less and less affordable.  My 2c...   >:(

There'll be second hand thumpers around for years to come still.

Agreed.

And as I understand it, no problem with bringing in spares for any of these models.
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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #35 on: June 13, 2013, 03:36:53 pm »
In my opinion, a politician's fart is n much more serious emission - about time they get regulated out of the country as well! :deal:
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« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2013, 03:42:25 pm »

This has probably got to do with emission standards.

That new "tax" is really a serious pain in my backside.

So government is taxing you for the emission these vehicles produce but pray tell what happens to the money? These twassholes certainly don't spent it on renewable energy resources like they pretend it is for.

Our government like following first world countries blindly while they can't even run or enforce current legislation...


The worst part is, that they cannot supply you the same quality fuel that are currently in use in Europe, where they have copied and pasted this piece of shit legislation from.

So they tax you on emissions based on a condition that they cannot adhere to.

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2013, 03:47:39 pm »

This has probably got to do with emission standards.

That new "tax" is really a serious pain in my backside.

So government is taxing you for the emission these vehicles produce but pray tell what happens to the money? These twassholes certainly don't spent it on renewable energy resources like they pretend it is for.

Our government like following first world countries blindly while they can't even run or enforce current legislation...


The worst part is, that they cannot supply you the same quality fuel that are currently in use in Europe, where they have copied and pasted this piece of shit legislation from.

So they tax you on emissions based on a condition that they cannot adhere to.


+1000  :thumleft: It seems it is the UN ECE regulations that are the death knell to carburetor vehicles. Did I mention I hate legislators... :patch:
 

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2013, 04:37:58 pm »
Guys I really think that this has nothing to do with emissions.

As pointed out above by Cracker, the KLR complies with US emission control standards and it is still going to be imported into the US.

California has very strict emission controls, most of the other states it's a free for all as far as motorcycles are concerned.
 

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Re: NO MORE KLR, DR & XR in SOUTH AFRICA
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2013, 07:14:33 pm »

This has probably got to do with emission standards.

This would make sense, as these models aren't being sold in the UK (and possibly the rest of Europe) for a while now. I think the market for 'older' technology is getting smaller each year.

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