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Old 01-02-2011, 09:04 AM   #38
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Oddometer: 420
I sold a well-accessorized 2008 Kawasaki Nomad and bought a new 2009 KLR650. It wasn't that I didn't like the Nomad, but my riding style was undergoing a 'change'. Wanted to 'explore' more- gravel, dirt, etc.

I had a lot of frusterations with the KLR ........

(mainly self-induced by trying to use it for stuff it was never really intended for) but have many fond memories of it, just the same.

Off on the next great adventure....

Looking back, if I wanted something for all street/highway, no way it would be the KLR. But if budget was the primary concern, no question they can be had for cheap. And they're simple, which holds a certain appeal.

Kawasaki Versys sure seems to be well-liked by those who have them, and used ones would be reasonable- not as cheap as a KLR, though. BUT, you'd have way more HP, fuel injection, blah blah blah.
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