KLR discontinued?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bama67, Sep 15, 2018.

  1. Bama67

    Bama67 Cooler in real life

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    A dealer I follow on Facebook posted this?
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    Sorry if this is news already, I couldnt find anything about it other than the usual ramblings or April Fools posts.
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  2. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    They traditionally would release the 2019 model in June and I don't see a 2019 KLR on the main Kawasaki site. It might be true?
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  3. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2015 Subaru Forester

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    Could be a desperate dealership.

    Some new Sales Manager or a rouge saleman trying to get their first sale.

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    Kawi would be smart to announce this instead of suprising us in the spring.
    They do not need to worry about left over models on the floor. They sale well. In the Northern Hemisphere,the riding season is coming to a close.

    I think October 25th would have been a better time to of announce this.

    Folks can wait 6 months for a brand new mid sized dual sport.
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    75% odds it's a damn lie.
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    It's a great day cause we get something new. Not sad.
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    The_Precious_Juice 2015 Subaru Forester

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    If true,
    Man, this would be like the Berlin Wall° coming down!!

    The 1980s can finally end for mid size ADV Riders who want a MC under $7,000 MSRP.
    Current price is $6699.
    Granted, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is pretty good at $4,499.

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  6. Bama67

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    Tri-County is a pretty big dealer and seem like great folks, don’t think they would make it up.







    Time to get that KLR replacement rumor mill fired up boys!
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  7. JETalmage

    JETalmage Been here awhile

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    If it's true, at least it's ending with the best color. I like the school bus yellow.

    The Flash Gordon graphics thing, though...will the Japanese ever get over that? SuzHonYamKaw, please take a look at the Himalayan logo treatment. Take notes.

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  8. samburger

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    This is the same rationale that fueled the 'WR250R discontinued' rumor that plagued most of 2017, except in that case Yamaha had some 2018 models listed on the site but not others. In that instance, people failed to acknowledge that over half the Yamaha fleet was still on 2017 and just a few 2018s were listed. As far as I can see, not a single 2019 is listed on Kawasaki's site. So we can deduce that either a) Kawasaki is going under entirely, or b) Kawasaki hasn't yet announced their 2019 lineup.
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  9. Bell driver

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    On the contrary. Different models have been announced on the various national Kawi sites. The KLR is not one of them.
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    Well, this would certainly explain mods here being in a bad mood.

    And RF wins The Internet today. :imaposer
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  11. Adanac rider

    Adanac rider Oh Shit I slept in " Oh wait ... I'm retired"

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  12. samburger

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    As per my last post, Yamaha did the same last year. 2018 sport bikes, nakeds, and even a few cruisers were announced and listed on the site months before the full fleet was up. People rationed that the WRR must be discontinued because the R1 was announced but the WRR wasn't. But here we are making the same logical errors in 2018 with the WRR alive and kicking.

    Edit: mind posting up verification of the 2019 models you claim to have been announced? So far I'm only finding one semi-reputable article from August about the KX and KLX models, but nothing else. If that's Kawasaki's entire 2019 lineup, why isn't anyone talking about the other 95% of their models being discontinued?
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  13. lamotovita

    lamotovita DAMN SNOWBIRD!

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    I can't recall a Japanese manufacturer ever announcing that a model was "discontinued", they typically just stop production, sometimes just for a year to clean out their inventory. It may be that they don't want old inventory sitting around when they come out with a new KLR.
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  14. CDN Rick

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    Four posts total. And yer already smarter than half of this website.. I like you... :beer
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  16. samburger

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    I come from the book of faces seeking information and bearing gifts of logic and reasoning:ksteve

    Seriously though, I'd take offense but I'm not the one claiming to be a credible source of information, just a skeptic towards those who make absolute claims with absolutely no evidence to support them. But hey, if that makes me smarter than half the forum then...well...that sucks for the forum.

    Edit: I believe this puts me at 5 posts now...I can literally feel my IQ growing with the post count, the increase in intellect is palpable. What a feeling!
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  17. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Not one 2019 KLR listed on cycle trader. For the last 31 years a 2019 KLR would have been on the showroom floor by the end of June 2018 if it was being produced.
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  18. collinskj

    collinskj Chris with a K

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    If this does turn out to be true, any estimates on how long it will take for OEM parts to stop being produced?
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  19. CDN Rick

    CDN Rick Canoodia Eh?

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    Please don't take offence. I was being serious...
    Certain cartographers on this website have an ability to prove quickly that post counts are hardly a reasonable indicator of intellect.

    Seriously, you wrote exactly what I was thinking. Thanks for joining in the discussion.
    I'd be blown away if ADVrider is the source of knowledge that the KLR is actually discontinued. I'm sure it isn't. In exactly the same way as the WRR wasn't.
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  20. Vincenthdfan

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    Hopefully that's not the case....if so, the DR650 will be the next one on the chopping block!! :eekers
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