Originally Posted by Meter Man
I would be curious to know how many KLRs, DR650s, XRL650s, KTM690s etc are sold each year in the US.
I would imagine, with the exception of the KLR, that the big thumper market is peanuts.
I would agree. The number of KLR's I see is probably equal to all the XL/XR, DR, and XT's put together. All of those thumpers together are about 1/4 of how many BMW GS11XX I see. All of the GS bikes are about 1/4 of the number of HD cruisers I see.
So yes, peanuts in the eyes of the manufacturers. Now I see why Ducati made the Diavel (not that HD fans will give it the time of day).