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post #1 of 15 Old 03-25-2009, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
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nub question, What does K. L. R. stand for?

Searched my owners manuals and can't find a thing anyone know what the K L R stand for? Kawasaki Light Ride? .. no idea. or is it a Japanese name?

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post #2 of 15 Old 03-25-2009, 10:51 AM
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Kawasaki Land Road?
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Thats a great question. There has been many people trying to find that out, and a ton of question marks. I called Kawasaki USA this morning to try to get them to tell me, and here is what they said...

"K" designates off road bikes. The "L" and "R" designates... Nothing. As he said the name is more of a marketing name. So, it is up to you to fill in the rest. As for me, I think of it as my "Kawasaki Long Range" because of the size of the gas tank.

I hope this helps.

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someone said on another forum that it stood for "Keep Loctite Ready"
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DEFINITELY going to have to go with Keep Loctite Ready, personally.




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[QUOTE=Mark B (4);45504]Thats a great question. There has been many people trying to find that out, and a ton of question marks. I called Kawasaki USA this morning to try to get them to tell me, and here is what they said...

"K" designates off road bikes. The "L" and "R" designates... Nothing. As he said the name is more of a marketing name. So, it is up to you to fill in the rest. As for me, I think of it as my "Kawasaki Long Range" because of the size of the gas tank.

I hope this helps.

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But didn't older Kaws have model names such as KZ such and such and they were street bikes?

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I always thought that it harkened to the '80s slang term "killer" which was being over used about the time the bike was first introduced.
But "keep loctite ready" may be it's real meaning.
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But didn't older Kaws have model names such as KZ such and such and they were street bikes?[/quote]

Yes, you are correct. They must of changed that somewhere down the road. I don't think a KZ 1000 would of made a good off road bike.

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