2021 KLX300

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by norton73, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' in the garage Supporter

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    Woke up this morning and was looking at ADV on my phone while drinkin' a coffee.

    On the News page, there was an article about the new 2021 KLX300 Dualsport.

    I searched my history, and now it's "Page not found".

    Someone jump the gun?


    More power, more torque, otherwise looked like the 2020 KLX250.
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  2. norton73

    norton73 drinkin' in the garage Supporter

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  3. nacho squatcho

    nacho squatcho Been here awhile Supporter

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    I think so. Kawasaki’s page isn’t even loading at the moment. I saw it too. Looks like a pretty cool bike
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  4. DrHeinrich

    DrHeinrich um.... huh. Supporter

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    Well at least we know this is coming to the US. Curious to see if the CRF300L is announced beyond Thailand in the next weeks and how exactly these two will compare.
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  5. dualindalton

    dualindalton Been here awhile

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    Two gallon tank? Kind of expected that though. Rotopax to the rescue until or when the aftermarket kicks in.

    I have the 1st one coming to my dealer reserved.
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  6. DavidM1

    DavidM1 Stir crazy

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    We need a pic or two.

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  7. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    2 gallons of gas...no skid plate...nice power/torque.
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  8. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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  9. oldoval

    oldoval Pleasant as fuck

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  10. MaxFuel

    MaxFuel Been here awhile

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    Looks like Honda wins the award for best looking 300 class dual sport.
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  11. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck Super Moderator Supporter

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    It looks like a giant insect, with wheels. :photog
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  12. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    No mention of ABS which is a great thing as far as I'm concerned! When are these going to be available in the US?
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  13. oldoval

    oldoval Pleasant as fuck

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    Did Kawasaki use the same plastics from last years 250?

    2020 KLX250....

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  14. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    Looks like it just slapped a 300 sticker and motor in it! I'm fine with that, pass the savings on to us!
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  15. Bobk0

    Bobk0 Mentos..The Trailmaker

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    Interesting bike, but Kawasaki is totally screwing with us. Us KLR'ists woke up today like it might be christmas, but they pulled the switch on us, and now more releases in Jan? What was this all about Kawasaki?
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    We all know thats original KLR anatomy under there...but this covered bike dissappeared from today's shenanigans...now another countdown timer and crashing website. They like to torture people. Trolls...
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  16. MikefromNL

    MikefromNL Long timer

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    Now to decide between this and the CRF300L as the bike I buy when they arrive in Canada.

    Pros: adjustable suspension.

    Cons: I think the Honda looks better, and it appears to have gone up in price in Canada to $6500-$6700. Old dash. No gear indicator. Old styling.

    It looks like it will have a little more top end power than the Honda but likely less low end torque based on engine parameters. I'm a bit disappointed in this one from Kawi. We will see what the Honda comes in at for price but I think the 300L will be my next bike. Skid plate, barkbusters, new suspension and it will be a great trail bike
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  17. jimmy650

    jimmy650 South Canol Racing Club

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    Yup, same as my 2018 KLX250S, just added a whopping 43cc. Was hoping for a little better.
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  18. oldoval

    oldoval Pleasant as fuck

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    Surprised they brought back the SM. I'm an SM fan but I think they originally sold about 3 of these in the US.

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  19. Yaay

    Yaay Been here awhile

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    Not a single word on Euro5 compliance so I guess the decision will be an easy one in Europe..
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  20. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    If they would just let us know if the KLR replacement will remain a single cylinder or not, it would simplify my choices. I want to stick with singles.
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