I had never been on one 'til signed on the dotted line...
Same here... about an hour ago! Just went for it, without even test riding it. My initial impression is that this is the largest "little" bike I've ever ridden. It LOOKS HUGE, but then riding it is a different story. It reminds me of my first bike, a 250cc Yamaha. I kept thinking they pulled a fast one on me, and switched it for a 250 when I wasn't looking.
It has more power than a 250, but the "RIDE" just feels like a small bike!
That's what I wanted though. Something NIMBLE, and LIGHT. Fits the bill perfectly, yet it's still a "man's" bike. Being physically large and tall. I don't feel like a "noob" on it, like I would feel on a Honda Rebel.
Of course, I got the Metatllic Flat Raw Greystone and Ebony color scheme, with those Black wheels - "murdered out"
I'm in the process of removing all the stickers now
EDIT: (later on...) The stickers are all gone, including the "KAWASAKI" under the windshield. It's interesting this year doesn't have any identifying marks on the engine, or the seat. If you don't know your (Gen II) KLRs, then you might really wonder what this thing is. I tried to remove the silver warning sticker on the luggage rack, but that left all the goo, so I stopped before it was too late.
I also realized it's not exactly "murdered out" - the tank is very grey and the sides of the (vinyl?) seat is too.
Coming from a larger displacement, zombie apocalypse bike, I'm impressed. I wanted a nimble, and light bike, and that's just what I got. It's SO LIGHT! Compared to how HUGE it is. It's like an optical illusion. It looks like a BEAST sitting next to my cruiser, but when I need to move it around the garage, it's like a moped.