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Old 09-12-2014, 01:52 PM   #1
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2015 KLX250S Rumour mill....

So the KLX250S is STILL not on the Kawasaki site.... Anyone have an inside scoop?
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:49 PM   #2
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So the KLX250S is STILL not on the Kawasaki site.... Anyone have an inside scoop?
May depend on how many 2014 in the warehouse. Honda has skipped model years, with the XRL.
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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Old 09-12-2014, 11:40 PM   #4
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I'm personally hoping its going to be a surprise/about friggen time EFI announcement.

In anycase I expect to add a 250 dual sport to my stable soon. I used to have a 2006 KLX250... I miss it.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:48 AM   #5
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We have 2015 KLXs on the Au website.

Still the same bike as the 09 (ours is still carbed).
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Old 09-13-2014, 05:24 AM   #6
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:55 AM   #7
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There was no 08 in N. America, and on the Canadian site, the MSRP (not sale price) is now $800 less than it was in 07, so I'm thinking they have a few leftovers. With it originally being a 300, I'm surprised they don't offer a KLX300s yet.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:31 AM   #8
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There was no 08 in N. America, and on the Canadian site, the MSRP (not sale price) is now $800 less than it was in 07, so I'm thinking they have a few leftovers. With it originally being a 300, I'm surprised they don't offer a KLX300s yet.
No, a KLX350.
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Old 09-14-2014, 06:38 AM   #9
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May depend on how many 2014 in the warehouse. Honda has skipped model years, with the XRL.
This. ^

There are plenty of '14s left.
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:47 AM   #10
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But....the issue here is that if there plenty....they would leave it on the website.....It's very odd to delete the bike from the site if they have lots to sell.

Indicates to me that Kawasak will do what it always has successfully done when someone takes from their share of the pie - increase engine size.

I would much rather have a KLX over a CRF, but the Honda owned marketing machine plugged the CRF as though it were the first 250 DP bike EVER. Even though it's a fat pig and even though it quickly raised in price after getting glowing reviews for being a fat pig.
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:21 AM   #11
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A KLX350 single and a KLX650 twin would be awesome, especially if there were a 450 Super Sherpa jammed in there.
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:17 PM   #12
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'14 on Web Site Now

Not sure what to make of it, the '14 is listed on their site now, however if it was an overstock issue I would think they would be offering incentives to move them. No such deal so could they be trying to hold limited inventory until they can get a new bike over here?
So many guesses.
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Old 10-24-2014, 08:24 PM   #13
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Australia has theirs listed for 2015: http://www.kawasaki.com.au/motorcycl...d/2015-klx250s

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Old 10-27-2014, 06:37 AM   #14
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But....the issue here is that if there plenty....they would leave it on the website.....It's very odd to delete the bike from the site if they have lots to sell.
The 2014 KLX is on both the Canadian and US Kawi sites.
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Old 01-23-2015, 02:08 PM   #15
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I've just got back from the Vancouver bike show, and there was no KLX250S in the Kawasaki stand. Was chatting to the area manager for Kawasaki and he said that it had failed on emissions (due to the carb), and that they are in the process of bringing the EFI version to the US & Canada. Hopefully be here summer/fall this year he said, as a very early 2016 model.

He said they had lost a lot of sales to the Honda, due to the combination of the price and the EFI.

My thoughts are that with the superior travel and suspension, an EFI KLX250S would take massive sales away from the Honda, and probably a few from the more expensive WR as well. As long as the price is competitive with the Honda, and he said that it would be within $500 of the Honda.

I really hope that is going to happen! That might also spur Suzuki to pull their finger out of their arse and update the DRZ.

Anyway, that is the conversation I had less than 2 hours ago, fingers crossed it happens that way!
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