The KLR was built unchanged for 21 years....parts-o-plenty, world-wide.....
Needless to say I ride an '06 KLR with 60,000 miles on it, rode into work this morning it was 21 degrees outside, a 36 mile commute.
I've ridden 500 mile days solo, 400 mile days 2-up....I even raced the Perry Mountain 24 Hour Challenge on it, rode it to the race and home the next day after the finish. The best bike I've ever owned.
True about depreciation, but, the KLR drops off quickly although it levels off in the $2400-$3200 range. You can find '92 models for $2500....and '05 models for $2500.....
Ok....that's my $.02 worth, but when it comes to an affordable adventure bike, none better than the do-it-all KLR.
2013 Yamaha Super Tenere(the new girl in town)
'06 Kawasaki KLR650(72,000+ miles)
'04 Honda XR400
'76 Yamaha TY250