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Old 12-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #92
ntm1973
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KLR650's don't have a horsepower problem as much as it has a weight problem. It is a heavy bike for offroading although that didn't stop me from finding some great trails on it (although it was hard and dangerous.) The truth is, it isn't a great dual sporting bike but they sell a lot of them because when people think dual sporting, they think klr650. It seems like a lot people that get more involved in the offroad end of the spectrum start looking for different/more suitable machines. For the record, I'm not bashing the bike, I'm just saying that throwing a lot of money at it to make it lighter or more powerful is probably going to be a loosing battle from a cost/benefit perspective.
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