Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
I think the general consensus will be that the KLR isn't great at anything but good for everything. As an all round bike for the use you describe it fits the bill perfectly. A lot depends on your budget too.
As far as lasting a long time. It's all how how you look after it. There are many old models still on the road, some with 100,000 miles.
My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.
"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "
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Last edited by klr4evr; 01-10-2015 at 11:58 AM.