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Offline Tom van Brits

Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2021, 09:07:13 am »
This new KLR is only arriving in 2022 ?

Probably year end, but yes it's a 2022 model
What I liked about this is that it never 'leaked' and it seems no one knew about the development.
So unlike some models you have seen on the bike show as a potential model - prototype, this one was just announced.
For some though even waiting a couple of months will be hard since you know it's coming  :lol8:
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2021, 09:08:15 am »
i see the KLR buyer as an average joe , that wants a bit of adventure , yes there are the riding gods out there that demand ultimate performance ( at the cost of reliability sometimes ) but the KLR is not that kinda bike

alot of people dont have 300k to spend on a dirt bike
just wanna have fun , and ride ... and ....... ride
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #62 on: January 27, 2021, 09:11:24 am »
Let's not forget the traditionally shite suspension that appears little changed - not even upside down forks and still scrawny 41mm  :o  Yes they say there is now some adjustment (or some has been done?) but another WTF as far as I can see? Did anyone notice still a 5 speed? The adventure model weighs a wopping 221kg - ludicrous! Another fatty 'mid-weight' hits the market. This facelift model needs a tummy tuck  :imaposer:  Should still be ever popular with Trumponians Stateside.  >:D
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #63 on: January 27, 2021, 09:11:59 am »
I bought the first reintroduced KLRs in SA in 2005 for R39k brand new from Suzuki South in CT. In Black Label red colours. Like the one below. I rode it for 5/6 years and about 60k kms.  Modded and farkled it, toured with it, rode de wildt with Ron on it.  It weight just north of 150kg.  Was slow, 5 gears, used oil.

I lost interest in KLRs when they brought out the then Ďnewí model in around 2009. After a lot of hype and speculation on klr650.com the new model only had cosmetic changes, a higher price and more weight. I was disappointed.

Now we are having the same discussion.  Sorry the KLR is dead to me.  Kawa missed a trick - again.  Sorry to say.  You just cant warrant a 200kg plus 650 thumper with an engine from 1987.  This is obviously my personal opinion being an old KLR fan. Where do you think my forum name comes from.....KiLRoy...
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #64 on: January 27, 2021, 09:27:07 am »
I.m just happy there are Japanese thumpers left even if they are fat and poorly suspended  :lol8:
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #65 on: January 27, 2021, 09:28:34 am »
Let's not forget the traditionally shite suspension that appears little changed - not even upside down forks and still scrawny 41mm  :o  Yes they say there is now some adjustment (or some has been done?) but another WTF as far as I can see? Did anyone notice still a 5 speed? The adventure model weighs a wopping 221kg - ludicrous! Another fatty 'mid-weight' hits the market. This facelift model needs a tummy tuck  :imaposer:  Should still be ever popular with Trumponians Stateside.  >:D
But for $6500 what else are you going to buy brand new ? Maybe a set of 890 forks alone will cost the same
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #66 on: January 27, 2021, 09:38:19 am »
Let's not forget the traditionally shite suspension that appears little changed - not even upside down forks and still scrawny 41mm  :o  Yes they say there is now some adjustment (or some has been done?) but another WTF as far as I can see? Did anyone notice still a 5 speed? The adventure model weighs a wopping 221kg - ludicrous! Another fatty 'mid-weight' hits the market. This facelift model needs a tummy tuck  :imaposer:  Should still be ever popular with Trumponians Stateside.  >:D
WTF has Trump to do with this at all... ::)
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #67 on: January 27, 2021, 09:44:10 am »
My first generation Fugly weighs 175kg, and my DR, 168kg....

Iíd hate the idea of an extra 30kg.... on suspension that doesnít appear to have been significantly improved, or horsepower for that matter.

The weight is almost like a flipping GS!
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #68 on: January 27, 2021, 09:58:24 am »
FI - KLR, is like giving Kurt Darren a new microphone  ::)
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #69 on: January 27, 2021, 10:03:28 am »
FI - KLR, is like giving Kurt Darren a new microphone  ::)

 :imaposer:  Best so far in 2021 !
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #70 on: January 27, 2021, 10:06:28 am »
FI - KLR, is like giving Kurt Darren a new microphone  ::)

 :imaposer:  Best so far in 2021 !

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2021, 10:07:52 am »
They sold thousands of these bikes in the US alone for whatever reason so I guess it's worth Kawa's while tweak it and have another go. I agree it's heavy and poorly suspended but for the average guy riding down good gravel back roads and not wanting to spend a lot of money but still want new this will be a good bike.
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2021, 10:09:32 am »
Most of you complaining about the weight are so fat the poor KLR cant drag your sorry arses up a hill anyway. :peepwall:

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #74 on: January 27, 2021, 10:10:15 am »
They sold thousands of these bikes in the US alone for whatever reason so I guess it's worth Kawa's while tweak it and have another go. I agree it's heavy and poorly suspended but for the average guy riding down good gravel back roads and not wanting to spend a lot of money but still want new this will be a good bike.

It was right for its time.  Its now like a fat ex girl promising you the joys of 1987..
 

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #75 on: January 27, 2021, 10:10:23 am »
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Stolen from the KLR group.  :ricky:

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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #76 on: January 27, 2021, 10:11:27 am »
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #77 on: January 27, 2021, 10:12:41 am »
Let's not forget the traditionally shite suspension that appears little changed - not even upside down forks and still scrawny 41mm  :o  Yes they say there is now some adjustment (or some has been done?) but another WTF as far as I can see? Did anyone notice still a 5 speed? The adventure model weighs a wopping 221kg - ludicrous! Another fatty 'mid-weight' hits the market. This facelift model needs a tummy tuck  :imaposer:  Should still be ever popular with Trumponians Stateside.  >:D
WTF has Trump to do with this at all... ::)

Touchy!  >:D  Maybe the similarity of a has been flaccid fatty with a fake tan and bad comb-over?  :imaposer:
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #78 on: January 27, 2021, 10:22:22 am »
i see the KLR buyer as an average joe , that wants a bit of adventure , yes there are the riding gods out there that demand ultimate performance ( at the cost of reliability sometimes ) but the KLR is not that kinda bike

alot of people dont have 300k to spend on a dirt bike

You deserve a double bells on the house for this comment sir, thank you!  :thumleft:
 
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Re: KLR 650 now with EFI for 2022
« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2021, 10:22:32 am »
Let's not forget the traditionally shite suspension that appears little changed - not even upside down forks and still scrawny 41mm  :o  Yes they say there is now some adjustment (or some has been done?) but another WTF as far as I can see? Did anyone notice still a 5 speed? The adventure model weighs a wopping 221kg - ludicrous! Another fatty 'mid-weight' hits the market. This facelift model needs a tummy tuck  :imaposer:  Should still be ever popular with Trumponians Stateside.  >:D
WTF has Trump to do with this at all... ::)

Touchy!  >:D  Maybe the similarity of a has been flaccid fatty with a fake tan and bad comb-over?  :imaposer:
Why force the thread into R&P then... :sip: :snorting: