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post #1 of 3 Old 07-12-2015, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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KLR 250 kicked my 650's narse

Was out with a buddy last night, of course our competetive nature took hold and we compared both bikes.
He has a fresh rebuild 250 my 650 has 33K KMS

KLR 250 rider is 80 lbs lighter tho
but on every attempt be it from dead stop drag or roll on from different speeds the 250 owned me every time even top end.

both bikes are stock cept mine that has a stage 2 w KLX needle.
Gearing is oem on both bikes.

250 is a 92
650 is a 94

All this to say size doesnt matter.
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-12-2015, 09:40 AM
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Don't worry about it Jeep. If dragracing was the measuring stick of a KLR650 it would have been out of production long ago. How well would your friend do with a full load of gear traveling down the interstate at 75mph all day? You would kill him on fuel stops/capacity alone. So load up, fuel up and kick his ass!!
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post #3 of 3 Old 07-12-2015, 10:56 AM
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No dog in this fight, or . . . TWO dogs in this fight (I own both a KLR650 and a KLR250)?

Just . . . in my opinion, the KLR250 remains a most under-rated dual-sport motorcycle. My 2003 model, stock, has been clocked at speed greater than any legal US speed limit (professional rider, closed course, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME, etc., etc.), and is more versatile than the larger KLR650, IMHO.

No, I don't want to drag-race the sport bikes for "pinks" (ownership titles), or race them on the twisties with my KLR250, but . . . given the reasonable and realistic dual-sport motorcycle service spectrum, the KLR250 holds its own, IMHO.
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