Originally Posted by Mikef5000
(Like I said a week or so ago in the midst of unrelated conversations) I really hope Kawasaki takes a cue from their mini streetbike bikes, and bumps the klx250s up to 300cc and adds fuel injection. That would have real potential, plus it would create more competition within the segment, and perhaps spur the introduction of a 400-450cc jap dual sport wr450r type of bike.
Eventually one of the Jap 4 will do a 400-450 efi dual sport. I get why they haven't yet, but once they cross that hurdle they're going to sell a lot of bikes. Just be a question of who does it first then who does it best.
I'd prefer to see Yamaha take that on, as the jump from the WR250 is so nearly there with the engine they have...and nothing else really needs changed beside displacement.
My dream of an efi airhead 450 in an aluminum frame and good USD forks may never come to fruition, but a boy can dream.