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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Bama67, Sep 15, 2018.
I'm not sure why these guys are giving you a hard time.
Maybe, just many....Kawasaki has finally listened and is going to put the Versys 650 engine in the KLR chassis. Or maybe they've finally pulled their collective heads out of their keisters and are going to introduce a dual-sport version of the KLX450R which is still being sold in other markets.
Oh wait, this is Kawasaki we're talking about.......nevermind!
(I'm a long-time Team Green guy so I can say that!)
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If this turns out to be true, really expected hell to freeze over first before the KLR was discontinued.
Actually, I think Hell has frozen over.
After all, Honda also released a plated dirt bike.
This has to be the Apocalypse.
It's all good. KLR's are so damn tough that's there's enough in circulation to supply all future generations. These aren't fragile orangesicles we're talking about here.
Well, I don't know about that, but there's plenty of part outs on eBay to keep them running for a long time.
Yeah but it's not a very good one so we can hold off on the fire and brimstone.
Has the KLR/Versys 400 been announced yet?
Damn, I had my lawn chair and bottle of nice rum ready to watch it all go down.
California, ahh. Never mind all the gigantic forest fires, burned up cars, houses, all that other shit and get that pollutin’ KLR the f*^% outta here!
That was probably just a convenient excuse. The truth is probably more like the last KLR650 production person at Kawasaki just got their 30 year retirement Seiko. Nobody left that can run production equipment with dial indicators, gauges, buttons and levers.
I found a good deal on skate rental and we're going skating
Nope. But the speculation has been going since last year Tokyo show when kwak introduced all new Ninja 400 AND 250, with designer interview comment that they did new engine design to meet EU emissions current engine couldn't. Since 300cc mill was Euro4 compliant the speculation was that it is to meet Euro5 which is to kick in on January 1, 2020.
If any new models to be introduced it will be at EICMA or Tokyo which is a week before.
Here is the letter that went out to the dealers, posted by Tri County Honda Yamaha Kawasaki Polaris
"The KLR650 model year 2018 will be the final year of this iconic motorcycle."
Jerry Bownshirt is shutting off the water also. No KLR and no more water, the way Jerry wants it. You'll submit or he'll kill you...
Jeezus! Why don't they just outlaw forest fires and droughts?
I'd guess the DR is not far behind.
The KLR is Kawasaki's best selling bike.
Unless they were completely caught off guard, they will have a replacement asap.
If this is what killed the KLR, and possibly the DR, then it would stand to reason it would also get the 650L. And this is the year we got blindsided with the 450L. Maybe Honda saw it all coming?
I'm going with caught off guard, they didn't know there was a balancer lever problem until 2008.
With all the decibal reducing efforts on the 450L I'd say we're going to see a lot of bikes go away or get heavier to stay legal.