KLR discontinued?

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

  1. Bhart89

    Bhart89 Long timer Supporter

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    A DR790 with the rumored new Nova gear box sounds like a winner.
  2. Wallachian Spikes

    Wallachian Spikes Long timer

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    That's a sweet bike for sure but, it's too similar to the 450EXC I have collecting dust in my garage right now. Give it longer maintenance intervals at a cost of 3-4 HP & an extra 20-40 lbs. & it would be the bike I'm looking for. I don't want a plated race bike or an overweight ADV-Bike, I want a true 50/50 Dual Sport that fits in between the two. It's a crying shame that Yamaha never gave us the 450 version of the WR-250R.
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  3. afordableperformance

    afordableperformance Been here awhile

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    Exactly, I'm in the same situation and have been asking for the same bike you describe for 10 years!
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  4. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    We may have something to replace the KLR and be a little more sporty in the dirt.

    https://www.visordown.com/news/new-bikes/suzuki-releasing-new-dr-big-styled-v-strom-eicma




    I'm hoping she is a 700-800cc thumper.
    But a 600cc p. twin would be fine.

    Smooth.
    Monster torque
    EFI
    435lbs. wet. tops!!!
    5.5 gallons. Edit. no it will need to be about 3.0-3.5 gallons because of the touring DL650XT


    ABS( switchable)
    21/18
    34.5" seat height.
    57.5" wheel base.
    12 volt standard
    $9,999
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  5. cyclopathic

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    The engine cover at 0:10 mark doesn't look like 650/1k Vtwin
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  6. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    Thanks Buddy,

    :wings

    Looks like we might have a actual brand new mid size bike coming.

    and not a lifted MT-07

    Most likely a thumper cause the 650 twin as had some good upgrades over the last few years.



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    I went back and edited my post from above. The fuel cell will need to be about 3.0-3.5 gallons so that the DL650XT will be more of the touring bike.
    This DR BIG should have moderate spec suspension and such to distant her from the 650 twin.
    easily 9" of travel at least.
  7. eakins

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    You might be on to something there!

    At least we know it's a go now.
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  8. eakins

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    Honestly don't see a bigger thumper coming vs something else...but I know that's your thinking.

    3-3.5g is not enough fuel.
  9. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    5 gallons or more works if the bike is a for real ADV bike like the AT.

    The DL650XT and the DR BIG can hand out together on the sales floor if the DR Big is like a rally bike with a big fuel tank. So lots of travel and solid suspension.

    Price could be just a tick more than the DL650 base model, or about as expensive as the T700.
  10. knine

    knine knine

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    I'm pretty sure that Suzuki Teaser is for the 2020 Vstrom 1000
  11. cyclopathic

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    It doesn't appear so; the engine side cover in video and adjoint part of frame is not vsrrom.
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  12. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    I'm having flash backs to the 2016 AT teaser video.

    :D

    I agree with cyclopathic.

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    The wind screen and lights look for real. Kind of like the T700.

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    Not the DL650 or DL1000 engine.


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    The DL650 2015
  13. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    DL1000

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    Note how the skid plate is right up against the engine in the DR BIG? and climbs at a steep angle.
    With the liter bike it is way way out there due to V-twin engine design.

    The DR BIG is not a V-Twin.
    How cool would it be if she was a thumper?
    SACS. And the pipe does not go below the engine, but to the side?
    More Ground clearance.
    Compared to the T700, she will have a much lower COG and still great travel.

    Man, I'm so glad I dogged on the T700 all of these months.
    She is just a lifted wet sump street bike. Just like the F800GS from back in the day.
    The motojournlist loved her a bunch.

    This DR BIG is the real deal Holyfield.
    a 270 degree crank 500cc is fine too.
    a fatty 750cc would be nice.
    Either one would comfortable replace the KLR and could still be under $10,000.

    It would be cool if there were two trims.
    Rally
    Touring.
    But both are 21" front bikes. Maybe one has a 18" rear and the other has a 17" rear.
    32" seat height vs 35.5" seat height.

    $7,299 vs $10,499.
  14. knine

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    Its a new model, maybe they changed the motor a bit?..new casings etc. My bet is its either a Vstrom 1000 update or something that sits in that category. Thats pretty much the only bike they haven't shown available for 2020 already and I don't see them dropping it altogether. I think they ADV'd the Vstrom 1000 to compete with the Africa Twin/ Super Tenere/ etc. There you can see what appears to be an adjustable windscreen and some form of bark buster type protection on the bars
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  15. timeOday

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    Looks like too much bodywork for a single to me.

    I'm going to guard against disappointment and guess something like the VStrom 250.
  16. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    :photog

    I please god now!!
    the 250 P. twin is a turd.

    But they do make a new thumper for the Gixxer SF
    250cc

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    nope
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    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    [​IMG]

    From the DR BIG thread.
  18. eakins

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    Sure just looks the same frame and bolt position and even tiny little bump out in the forward edge in both pics???

    And maybe just a new engine side cover?
    With a replaceable protection pad at bottom.

    A new plastic skid plate could be there too, just covering more.
  19. eakins

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    I'm seeing the same subframe attachment and passenger footpeg mounts too.

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    Same brake lever and mounts etc