2020 Kawasaki KLX300R

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bama67, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Huskyfatman

    Huskyfatman Stinky Wizzleteats

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    Wow, yeah those rpms are WAY low?:dunno
  2. _CJ

    _CJ Rugged Individualist

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    Looks more like a torque curve, but says HP? The XR400 is even lower.
  3. Huskyfatman

    Huskyfatman Stinky Wizzleteats

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    Even so, they both must have a much higher redline. (Klx400)
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  4. willc86

    willc86 Been here awhile

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    anyone knows the maintenance cycle for the KLX300? this bike would be awesome if it keeps dual sport intervals...2k or 3k oil changes
  5. Paulie1960

    Paulie1960 Been here awhile

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    that bike, motor design are from the 80's, very reliable and just tweeted for 2020, you probably can get for $5000 plus tax, it has a heavy battery heavy exhaust with a cat. in it, that is about 10lb you could lose, you get it setup with just a exhaust, spring for your weight and uncorked. it is a very capable woods bike, because it is 2" shorter and 2" lower than a race bike making a lower center of gravity making it feel lighter and a very good handling bike. take one more step and get a plate for it and its a very capable dual sport.
  6. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    On July 25th I recieved an email from Kawasaki stating the KLX230R was available in showrooms now. Yesterday I was passing by one of my local shops(we have 3) and stopped in to see what they had. Well not much of anything really, they have no idea when any of the new KLX's will show up so I made sure they have my name and number to call when they do. Has anyone seen any of the new KLX's at a dealership yet or is Kawasaki just being optimistic? Thanks
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  7. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 expert apprentice

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  8. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the update!
  9. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    I rode all 3 new KLX models today, 230, 230R and 300R. Since this is the 300 section I will give my opinion of it. First off, it is tall, suspension has a serious feel to it, more towards a competition bike than a trail bike. The EFI was fine, ran good but I feel it lacked low end power, I hoped for a little more down low. Overall it is a very good bike especially for the price, but that also is a sore spot for me as the dealer wants over $600 in fees. If this was a street legal model I would be more interested in it, but the cost to tag it in my state and the fees just add up to a little more than I would want to spend on it. It didn't feel too heavy although I know its a little porky, all in all a pretty good dirt bike though.
  10. Paulie1960

    Paulie1960 Been here awhile

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    Keep the reviews coming, a 300 for $5500 I my just plate it
  11. EightTwentySix

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    My ‘04 is similar, even with a 35mm FCR and full exhaust. Definitely not a stump puller by any means but it definitely comes alive in the midrange.
  12. tHEtREV

    tHEtREV Encouragement award recipient. tEAM iDIOT.

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    Yeah my 300 and 250/300 both had pretty weak bottom end power. I was hoping the FI would have fixed that because I was blaming the CV carb, so I also thought a pumper carb would have fixed it.
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  13. agstacker

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    318D0C80-4E57-40E3-B5D0-C577E92A2A8D.jpeg Picked one up today.
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  14. Paulie1960

    Paulie1960 Been here awhile

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  15. Paulie1960

    Paulie1960 Been here awhile

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    I have a old high mileage wr250r and I am getting a new 300r or a other low mileage wr250r
  16. MXER647

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    Hey agstacker, I dont see a emissions box on yours! I work ay a Kawi dealer in Utah and we got our first 2020 Klx300's in 10 days ago, but somehow ours has the emissions crap can, we shouldnt have recieved a California bike but somehow we did, took it out and just tried to pull a wheelie in 1st gear, no clutch, just correct rpm's and it was a total no go! Big disappointment. If yours actually dosent have the can, how is the power down low or are they just geared to tall?
  17. agstacker

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    Fuel injection, electric start, price.
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  18. Paulie1960

    Paulie1960 Been here awhile

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    can you give us a review, compared to other bikes you ridden?
  19. Onederer

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    I'm guessing from the XR200R in the background, with the XR's Only exhaust and yellow hand guards, it'd have some living up to do on knarly, low speed single track.
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  20. Wataflake

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    I was shocked to see they did a new 300. I had a 99 300 which was OFF RD ONLY , KICK START , CV CARB ,same perimeter frame kawi has been in love with for decades. Slow , heavy ,crap suspension. At least it had enduro lighting and a mechanical odo back in the day. I don't see the draw to this new klx 300 bike......it's bad enough I see sooooo many similarities from my 99 to the 2018 dualsport I now have. The bike I just spent hundreds to make run like it should from the factory......that however I will admit I do like now .

    The better question is , why isn't the klx 250 dualsport not a 350 from the factory ? Maybe use of the same old parts and tooling ? At least it doesn't cost 11,000 $ I can buy 2 klx's for the same price as 1 exc lol.
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