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Offline Mapog

Kawasaki KLX300R
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:35:39 pm »
There are so many nice bikes that would be well suited to our local conditions taht we dont get in SA. The Kawa KLX300 is surely one of them.
I think this would be the ideal farm bike. It seem to be capable of doing slow work and good torque.
Why dont they bring it to us?
This is like a very good DRZ400 competitor?

Another good one seem to be the CRF250f. Air cooled and fuel injection.
Sad really
These two seem to be good nice work bikes that would handle a fair amount of abuse.
 

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Re: Kawasaki KLX300R
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2020, 09:45:11 pm »
I recall Wildwood owning a KLR300 some years back.
 

Offline Dux

Re: Kawasaki KLX300R
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2020, 05:37:43 am »
The new KLX300R is basically the old bike with fuel injection , upgraded suspension and more modern plastics , still a really good bike and will probably never be sold here due to the fact that it is off road only with no lights or other roadworthy bits .
I would love one as a play bike though .
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Re: Kawasaki KLX300R
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2020, 06:03:23 am »
Yes, it sold here without lighting gear and it is a pretty good looking bike with some reasonable looking kit for the price. It is price comparable with the DRZ. I think they mainly go to the cattle stations here for corralling cattle. The way it works here is that you really want a plated bike if you are a leisure rider around towns or wanting to ride in the national forests whereas some cattle stations are bigger than some small countries. I asked my son how they find the guys annoying farmers by riding enduro bikes around the sugar cane he told me they find the parked bakkie and wait. Can you imagine an RSA policeman having time for that?
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 06:05:02 am by IanTheTooth »
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Offline DR BIG 750

Re: Kawasaki KLX300R
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2020, 06:04:01 am »
really nice bike even though its a tuff kick when not riding it for a while. Mine is a late 90s i think, Have put some trial tyres on and a basic rwc kit , now use it for a run around locally, would be fun  on a tight adv ride, its  a quite a bit lighter than the 690 type bikes I see riding around here,
A pic of mine before the rwc changes
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 06:10:13 am by DR BIG 750 »
twin shox, twin drum air cooled
 

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Re: Kawasaki KLX300R
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 06:12:43 am »
Oh yes , forgot about that , the old bike was kickstart only and it had a headlight and taillight like the KDX 200ís , the new one is electric start and no lights
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