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Kawasaki KLR 650

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Motorcycle Kawasaki KLR 650

The Kawasaki KLR650 has showroom floors around the for over 25 years. That’s an run for any motorcycle model and more so you consider that the KLR has seen one truly significant redesign its introduction in 1987. The KLR catches a lot of for being an old man’s bike, and its take an equal about of for being stereotypically cheap (In the interest of full disclosure, my dad has a and he is both old and a cheap bastard. ‘ya, Dad!)

Lindsay’s Dad – Old cheap bastard

despite the jokes and jabs, hard to deny the KLR’s utility. You can ride it to Starbucks, or or Timbuktu. You can get there on gravel, or Street, or super slab.

With the right luggage, you can take half your possessions with you.

you can do all of that for notably less on the wallet than anything The KLR is relatively reliable and, a few minor modifications, is nearly The US military has even adapted a that runs on diesel.

Kawasaki KLR 650

there are some trade-offs. The for all its versatility, is also—in this humble opinion—kind of a bore. It is basic, lacking any fancy and it doesn’t have any exceptional pedigree or design qualities.

I’m currently on the hunt for another sport, and I refuse to entertain the of a KLR for the same reason I refused the of another Honda when I got my car. Everything works (aside from the infamous and the notoriously craptastic shift and it fills its niche with perfection, but it’s just so

( Ed. Note: The “doohickey” is the KLR650 term for the “Balancer Chain Lever”. The stock levers and of the 1987 – 2007 KLR650 a history of failure, sometimes catastrophic engine damage the pieces get loose. The 2008 has a completely new lever, machined one piece of steel.)

Somebody’s come undone (Image

The KLR is the quintessential jack of all trades and of none. It is absolutely average in arena, and that’s why we all love to it. But, it’s also makes the KLR a deservingly longstanding and spectacular motorcycle. …even if an membership and a perfectly balanced are prerequisites for ownership.

Kawasaki KLR 650
Kawasaki KLR 650
Kawasaki KLR 650
Kawasaki KLR 650

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