2021 Motorcycles.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by The_Precious_Juice, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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    Do you'all think it is odd that Suzuki has yet to really put some MC on their site?
    http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product Lines/Cycles.aspx?year=2021


    No DR200 or MIGHTY DR yet.

    Maybe they are waiting on Kawi to tip their hat.

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    Which they are already doing, klx300.
    Weight
    While the KLX300 has gained power, it hasn’t gained weight. Kawasaki claims that the bike weighs in at 302.1 pounds with all fluids and a full fuel tank. This weight comes in at about 2 pounds less than the KLX250 it replaces. Congrats Kawasaki. You’ve apparently been able to find that the recipe of more power and less weight can result in a tasty dish.

    Pricing and colors
    The 2021 KLX300 dual-sport comes in either Lime Green for $5,599 while the Fragment Camo Gray colorway will set you back $5,799.
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  2. vtduc

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    This. It also occurs to me that "Bold New Graphics" might not be such a bad thing.

    When true RTW riders look for a bike, quite often they gravitate toward the DR650, KLR650, etc. because they want a proven design that has had all the bugs worked out ('doohickey not withstanding) and spare parts readily available. Many would not be keen on taking a brand new model year with a brand new engine design to parts unknown.

    When I purchase a car, which is not too often, I would NEVER purchase the first model year of anything or the first year of a major re-design. I don't need the worry about whether I'm going to make it to work or if the car is going to be laid up in the shop.
    Bikes, not so much because I have seven in the garage.

    Maybe it does boil down to the "tool" versus "toy" mindset.
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  3. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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    Looks like the two bikes with the spokes wheels have already come out today. they are on the far left. 300 dual sport and the supermoto version.
    no klr today, perhaps.

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    But that first bike looks like a 19" front and not a 17" front. Maybe.
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  4. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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  5. Bar None

    Bar None OLD DUDE Supporter

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    I am buying a 2021 Ural cT and it is suppose to be delivered in late December. It is unchanged from the 2020 model and the same price so I figured I might as well get a 2021.
    It will be my third new Ural.
  6. jacktwitch

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    Big news from Kawasaki

    https://powersportsbusiness.com/news/2020/11/23/five-2021-kawasaki-motorcycle-models-revealed/

    All-new 2021 KLX300 Dual-Sport

    The all-new 2021 Kawasaki KLX300 motorcycle is designed to provide unlimited on- and off-road fun for riders of all skill levels. Staying true to its roots, the all-new KLX300 lightweight dual-sport motorcycle comes ready with all the tools necessary to deliver an exciting riding experience, taking on paved streets, back roads, wooded trails and beyond.

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    2021 Kawasaki KLX300
    The new engine on the KLX300 features an easy to use powerband that provides unmatched rider comfort and delivers an exhilarating pull at higher revs. Fitted with a 21-inch front wheel, off-road tires and upgraded suspension, the KLX300 is equally at home navigating city traffic or traversing wooded trails.

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    COLORS

    The 2021 KLX300 dual-sport is available in the Lime Green and the Fragment Camo Gray colorways.

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    2021 Kawasaki KLX300 in Fragment Camo Gray
    MSRP

    $5,599 for Lime Green and $5,799 for Fragment Camo Gray
  7. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Benelli Leoncino. 500cc 47hp. scrambler version coming out soon too, with taller suspension and spoked wheels.

    Charles.
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  8. jacktwitch

    jacktwitch Been here awhile

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    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Yeah, cool looking bike... Is that the AT motor?
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    liberpolly Lazy rider

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  13. jacktwitch

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    AT motor in the rebel 500 frame. should be great power / mass
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    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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    Fascinating.

    upload_2020-11-24_21-53-5.png

    She is the same engine as the AT!!!
    1084cc
    How many liter plus bikes come under 10 large?
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    And there is only one front disc, very interesting.

    So, the bike is for going wide open throttle for a few seconds at a time. Nothing sporty.
    With the low torque, she should have good pick up and go.
    Curb Weight
    487 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
    this bike will smoke 90%+ of the vehicles out there at the lights.
    This sort of gives us an idea of what extra stuff goes into the AT.



    Man, I remember the early ATs sounded really great. This bike will turn some heads in the inner city riding.


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    I'm actually interested in her.
    For $3,000 more you can upgrade form the 500!!!
    Hell, for just $4,700 more you can upgrade from the 286cc thumper!!!

    Man, they will sale out quickly.
  15. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice MC_Rider

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    Bro, these things are going to sale like hot cakes!
    487lbs with 3.6 gallons of juice.
    The AT is at 101 horsepower, up seven horsepower over the previous generation. It also puts out 77 ft/lbs of torque.

    Lots of guys will buy these and trick for their own look. They will be plenty fast!!
    The DCT will be good for drag racing. $9,999.

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    This is my number one bike for 2021 so far.
    10/10 on value!!!!
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    you know its good when it has wheely control
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    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Okay I’ve kinda got a stiffy for the 1100 rebel right now. Honda hasn’t given me a stiffy since the v65 magna. This is sorta a big deal.

    Charles.
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  18. The_Precious_Juice

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    Plenty of folks will buy them barley used for $7,800.
    Then, with that engine, she will last for 20 years. She is a instant classic.

    It's like the Harley bikes are nearly 50-75% more and fail in everything except looks.
    But you can motifiy Rebels now really easily.
    I know the frame, muffler and stuff is the same for the 300 and the 500.
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    Fairly boring.
    Looks like the dash is way way better than the 500.

    They said CC. I'm not sure if it is only on the DCT.


    This is a vlogger guy. Way more exitement.
  20. jacktwitch

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    I was just talking to my brother about how in 4 or 5 years I want to pick up a low mileage one and make a scrambler out of it