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Old 08-30-2012, 07:45 AM   #78
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: May 2006
Location: Under the radar...Lower left British Columbia
Oddometer: 185
Not ridden it.
I suspect much will be made of its potential as a versatile motorcycle, but until there are hordes of them on the roads, who knows?
On the other hand, it may just spawn another legion of rider's whom are as uh, enthusiastic as KLR rider's are alleged to be parsimonious.
Real world fuel economy being touted in the 60+ MPG, handlebars made from tubing, decent seating position. Helen Two Wheels could likely be commissioned to sew up a tote bag that fits the 21 litre storage area and I wouldn't need a tail bag. In Canada, for about 2k more than a KLR, one gets the extra cylinder, fuel injection, factory heated grips and still enough juice from the alternator to run heated clothing and ABS with a standard transmission and about 60% less 'off asphalt,' capabilities. And, and, and.

Just as well, I can't keep up with my (1/2 my age) nephew on his KTM anyway so more dirt oriented won't be fully utilized by me, but I'll certainly be more comfortable tilting horizons on a two lanes.
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