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KLR, the new same bike
« on: September 03, 2021, 07:23:12 am »
« Last Edit: September 03, 2021, 08:29:31 am by Grunder »
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Re: It's comimg...klr
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2021, 07:36:32 am »
Lyk mooi....maar nou ja......

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Re: It's comimg...klr
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2021, 08:12:25 am »
Weight over 200 kg  :o
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Re: It's comimg...klr
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2021, 08:30:09 am »
Lyk mooi....maar nou ja......

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Very good detailed review this  :thumleft:
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2021, 08:39:46 am »
We can read write ups, watch reviews all we like... it a'int coming here...

Meanwhile Yamaha has the T7... and it is here.

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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2021, 08:41:31 am »
We can read write ups, watch reviews all we like... it a'int coming here...

You think so?

Pity...
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Re: It's comimg...klr
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2021, 08:47:43 am »
Disclaimer, I know nothing about economics, just a general observation. I am also aware that these two bikes are vastly different as well.

The Yamaha T7 costs around $9999 and weighs 205kg. ZAR Price for this around is R200 000. The ZAR price should actually be closer to R150000 - R160000 but that is another debate.

So the new KLR (base model) is priced at $7699 and weighs around 206kg. If I use the same convertion rate that Yamaha SA used to get the price to Rand, it looks like the KLR should be coming in at R153995 (this is what the T7 should have costed), which is a bit rich.

So ZAR per kg the KLR is way more efficient  :imaposer:

If they can price it at around R115000 to R120000 it may become a viable option as there are only one or two 300's in that price range (new).

What counts in the KLR's favour is the myriad of cheaper alternative aftermareket accesories.

For R115000 I might consider one.  That is if it is even considered for ZAR.
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2021, 09:02:23 am »
It's a KLR, no matter what it costs it won't be exciting, but it also won't die. Your grand kids will still be riding it 50 years from now. Buy shares in an oil, company though. Hopefully it comes with a new doohickey  :peepwall:
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2021, 09:30:11 am »
I have a Fugly standing in the garage for 25k no instalment per month, not to scared to explore of the track incase I drop it, do all the necessary maintenance myself no dealers to take my hard earned money, even do my own engine overall then there is no oil to buy....
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2021, 09:34:27 am »
I had a KLR for 8 years and whilst I did love it, it has the be the one bike that Ive had to work on the most.

Price is really the deciding factor for this bike. It would have to be about the same as a 300 imo.
What bugs me is that it kept all the original niggles that its always had. Bikes have progressed so far yet this bike still has a doohickey problem and same old suspension only slightly reworked. I wonder is it still the oil burner like the previous generations?
What can the KLR do that the smaller 300's cant? Its not comfortable, it easily bottoms out and you are guaranteed to be wrenching on it sooner than the Honda. With that weight I doubt the power of the KLR will have such a huge advantage over the CRF300L.
The Honda has better suspension, is better offroad, no issues like the KLR, lighter, has a tachometer and can happily keep up with the KLR on the highway.
Thanks but for that price Ill rather buy a CRF300L and still have a bunch of change and no need to work on the engine straight out the box. 
It doesn't hold a candle to the modern bikes with similar displacement. I wouldn't for a second compare it to a T7.

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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2021, 09:36:55 am »
It's a KLR, no matter what it costs it won't be exciting, but it also won't die. Your grand kids will still be riding it 50 years from now. Buy shares in an oil, company though. Hopefully it comes with a new doohickey  :peepwall:
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2021, 09:51:24 am »
We can read write ups, watch reviews all we like... it a'int coming here...

You think so?

Pity...
It does not meet our stringent (based on EU specs) emission standards, it is aimed at the US market only. :'(
 

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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2021, 10:19:00 am »
I had a KLR for 8 years and whilst I did love it, it has the be the one bike that Ive had to work on the most.

Price is really the deciding factor for this bike. It would have to be about the same as a 300 imo.
What bugs me is that it kept all the original niggles that its always had. Bikes have progressed so far yet this bike still has a doohickey problem and same old suspension only slightly reworked. I wonder is it still the oil burner like the previous generations?
What can the KLR do that the smaller 300's cant? Its not comfortable, it easily bottoms out and you are guaranteed to be wrenching on it sooner than the Honda. With that weight I doubt the power of the KLR will have such a huge advantage over the CRF300L.
The Honda has better suspension, is better offroad, no issues like the KLR, lighter, has a tachometer and can happily keep up with the KLR on the highway.
Thanks but for that price Ill rather buy a CRF300L and still have a bunch of change and no need to work on the engine straight out the box. 
It doesn't hold a candle to the modern bikes with similar displacement. I wouldn't for a second compare it to a T7.

The only comparison is the weight.

I would also love a CRF300L but not even Honda SA seems to know when they will be getting stock.
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2021, 10:45:20 pm »
And, it doesn't have a rev counter  :(
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2021, 01:28:57 pm »
It's a KLR, no matter what it costs it won't be exciting, but it also won't die. Your grand kids will still be riding it 50 years from now. Buy shares in an oil, company though. Hopefully it comes with a new doohickey  :peepwall:

The doohickey was replaced with an upgraded one piece unit in the previous edition KLR already .
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2021, 01:35:16 pm »
The KLR fills a good gap in the market , it is a well priced ready to tour single . If you don't like it you buy something else , but the bottom line is that there are people who will find that this bike ticks all the boxes .
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Re: KLR, the new same bike
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2021, 01:41:58 pm »
See them in US, great bikes
 

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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2021, 04:46:41 pm »
Gaan nogsteeds die selfde girls met hom lok.

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2021, 06:35:12 pm »
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