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post #1 of 4 Old 07-20-2014, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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How fast is a KLR in the 1/4 mile?

Well, I can tell you.
Not that fast, but right about where I expected.

A buddy and I went to the dragstrip yesterday. He got to run, but I didn't. No high leather boots. Oh well. Here are a couple of pics. The scooter is a 2012 KLR, box stock, with a 230 lb rider.

He made about a dozen passes, and with the exception of one run where he was asleep at the light, all of his runs were fairly close to each other....within a few .1 of a second and a couple of MPH.

Good fun



The KLR is vehicle 10, right slip, left column.


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-21-2014, 12:01 PM
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Still faster than most bicycles! What were the other vehicles. Looks like 1 was sub 10 seconds!
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-21-2014, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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I believe the number "1" car was this guy. It was the only time they paired him with a four wheeler...



That car number 19, was an HD Dyna. 96 inch twinkie, very mildly modded (pipes/air filter/tuner) Technically the KLR beat a 'Busa, but only because the Big Bird red lighted. lol

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-21-2014, 04:30 PM
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A win is a win! Go KLR!
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