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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #40 on: January 27, 2021, 07:41:12 am »
Pity about the weight.A 650 single should be around 60kg lighter.
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #41 on: January 27, 2021, 07:44:14 am »
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #42 on: January 27, 2021, 07:53:09 am »
Pity about the weight.A 650 single should be around 60kg lighter.

Yes the x challenge is about 60 kg lighter with its 9 liter fuel tank etc.
Completely a different tool for a different job.
Have you done some serious long distance touring with the x challenge?
Yes the Klr is a bit heavier. About 18kg heavier than my XT660R used to be. Not the end of the world for
a long distance touring adventure bike. A scrambler it is not and neither was my XT.
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2021, 07:54:04 am »
This will fill a huge gap in the market.
Pricing will be crucial.
Low enough for people to buy it.
High enough to make a decent profit.
If it sells enough the other manufacturers will take note and follow
They all have the hardware already, or most of it anyway.

Big advantage of the KLR is the existing liquid cooling , for Honda or Suzuki a new engine design would be needed . We can but hope
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2021, 07:56:04 am »
Pity about the weight.A 650 single should be around 60kg lighter.

Agreed , but bear in mind that the weight quoted is also with a full tank of fuel , still heavy but not that much more than before
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2021, 08:10:21 am »
New engine or not? Lipstick on a pig it seems? Like the last ‘new’ model.  Ffs at that weight throw in the Versys motor as everyone is screaming for for 12 years already
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2021, 08:15:33 am »
New engine or not? Lipstick on a pig it seems? Like the last ‘new’ model.  Ffs at that weight throw in the Versys motor as everyone is screaming for for 12 years already

That would be something special :thumleft:
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2021, 08:19:15 am »
A will always have a soft spot for the KLR and will keenly await some actual field tests, but it looks a bit goofy, like a 60 year old Walmart shelf packer that had a face lift but not the accompanying ass tuck.

 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2021, 08:35:18 am »
This is the best news I got in a long time. I really hope they import to SA. I miss my KLR and would jump at the opportunity to own a GEN3. 
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2021, 08:37:06 am »
New engine or not? Lipstick on a pig it seems? Like the last ‘new’ model.  Ffs at that weight throw in the Versys motor as everyone is screaming for for 12 years already

No I would rather have the KLR the way they have designed it and thousands agree.

Yes there is a market for midrange twin cylinder adv bikes, and Kawasaki can or may look into that but that is not what we are here for on this thread.

The US military may also get an upgraded diesel KLR although they don't put those developments and specs on public boards. When I worked in Iraq many years back they were running diesel KLR's with great success and I was very surprised to see how these marines were handling them in the sand.
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2021, 08:37:46 am »
Im not impressed. Being an old KLR hand. 

You now have a 200kg plus bike with a motor dating from the first 600cc ones of farking 1989.  Bragging about EFI - jeez, its 2021.  Kawa kept on putting lipstick on this pig from 12 years ago without bringing anything significant to the party.  Rather strip it down to the first 156kg models.  Or better, listen to your clients and throw in the tried and tested Versys motor.

Lamb dressed as mutton.  Expected better.  Big hype and you give us this.  A 200kg thumper vir a motor from 1989.  Delmas Chickens - please withdraw your sponsorship...  kawa is selling us turds with icing sugar on top.
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2021, 08:42:35 am »
Sorry correction....a motor dating back to 1987.... fok ek was toe eerste jaar in die army

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kawasaki_KLR650

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2021, 08:45:20 am »
Funny how the BMW F650GS Dakar was crucified on this forum for being overweight - now you have the "new" KLR and it comes in almost 20kg heavier than the Dakar and now it is "acceptable" because it is not a scrambler ???
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2021, 08:50:56 am »
New engine or not? Lipstick on a pig it seems? Like the last ‘new’ model.  Ffs at that weight throw in the Versys motor as everyone is screaming for for 12 years already

Then it would not be a thumper. There are those of us that need thumpers. Make both versions.
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2021, 08:53:21 am »
Well I was going to opine that 30 - 40 kg lighter would be desirable, but it seems that some are being more demanding at 60kg. Yah well fine, make it lighter than my X/Challenge whilst giving it double the fuel range and a seat you can comfortably sit on while riding those extra 200km.

Then, like the guy said keep it in production for 5 years, so that I might be able to afford one - if I'm still around.  :-\ : :biggrin:
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2021, 08:54:50 am »
Who buys a KLR?

Someone that wants to have a light high performance dual sport bike will get a KTM 500, 690 or Husqvarna 700

To me a KLR is for people that just want to keep going on a moderate phase having a tool that can go off the beaten track, just an enjoyable reliable ride.

So many rave about the excellent XT660Z, and my son has got a beautiful late model. So we pulled her on a scale one day only with the extras but no other added weight and she was also a bit over 200kg, yet that was acceptable?

People considered about the weight of the KLR are looking at the wrong bike.

 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2021, 09:01:50 am »
This new KLR is only arriving in 2022 ?
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2021, 09:04:12 am »
@IDR might know if they will be coming to SA ?
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2021, 09:05:03 am »
No it will arrive in 2021.  Just like the 2008 update arrived in 2007 :)

Sorry, no idea whether they'll come here - but I can't imagine why they wouldn't.  KMSA sold tons of the previous gens.
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2021, 09:07:00 am »
This will fill a huge gap in the market.
Pricing will be crucial.
Low enough for people to buy it.
High enough to make a decent profit.
If it sells enough the other manufacturers will take note and follow
They all have the hardware already, or most of it anyway.

Big advantage of the KLR is the existing liquid cooling , for Honda or Suzuki a new engine design would be needed . We can but hope
How about a FI 650R motor from Honda, DUX? :drif: