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post #1 of 11 Old 11-05-2019, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Anything different on a 2018

Is there anything different on a 2018 vs a 17-16-15 klr?
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post #2 of 11 Old 11-05-2019, 11:16 AM
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Just the color. The last changes came out mid season on the 2014's. They are know as 2014.5's.
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BNG's - Bold New Graphics. ;-)

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Is there anything different on a 2018 vs a 17-16-15 klr?
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Just the color. The last changes came out mid season on the 2014's. They are know as 2014.5's.
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BNG's - Bold New Graphics. ;-)

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Well, they did revert back to the 08 - 14 radiator & fan mounting positions for 2018! So there is that.
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Ha, ha. Ya I like how all the manufacturers boast about there new colours as if they make the bike go faster or something. Then they add $500 to the MSRP.
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At the risk of dating myself, the first time I heard the phrase "bold New Graphics" was in Dirt Bike Magazine in the late 1970's or early 1980's in reference to the new model MX and dirtbikes coming out. It was used by Rick Siemen who was the Editor at the time and wrote a bunch of articles and offered (sarcastic) advice under the stage name "Super Hunky"......after dispensing advice, his catchphrase was "you really should have known!" ......yeah, I['m old.


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At the risk of dating myself, the first time I heard the phrase "bold New Graphics" was in Dirt Bike Magazine in the late 1970's or early 1980's in reference to the new model MX and dirtbikes coming out. It was used by Rick Siemen who was the Editor at the time and wrote a bunch of articles and offered (sarcastic) advice under the stage name "Super Hunky"......after dispensing advice, his catchphrase was "you really should have known!" ......yeah, I['m old.


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Speaking of 70's dirt bikes, the most memorable name for a dirt bike, in my mind anyway, was Combat Wombat. The Combat Wombat was produced by Hodaka and production ceased in 1978, but I'll never forget that name.

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Speaking of 70's dirt bikes, the most memorable name for a dirt bike, in my mind anyway, was Combat Wombat. The Combat Wombat was produced by Hodaka and production ceased in 1978, but I'll never forget that name.

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And lets not forget the Hodaka 'Road Toad' and 'Thunder Dog' as well.

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And lets not forget the Hodaka 'Road Toad' and 'Thunder Dog' as well.
I had forgotten, thanks for the memories!

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When I googled...I'm a fan of Rogue, so now I gotta try it.

Geez I see a Dirt Squirt too! Way better names than most today. "Monkey" being a 60's throwback.
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