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post #1 of 20 Old 11-18-2018, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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2017 or 2018 klr650

I can get a great deal on a 2018 in yellow or get a 2017 in black for a ok deal.I love the black but the yellow has been growing on me the more I look at it.Not sure which way to go!
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post #2 of 20 Old 11-18-2018, 07:40 PM
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I'd be a sucker for a great deal and for the last model year of an iconic motorcycle.

Even if it was yellow.
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post #3 of 20 Old 11-19-2018, 07:32 AM
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I had the choice between a 2018 camo and a 2017 in red.
I choose the 2017 in red. The red might be just that more visible and save me from an accident.

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x2 on cagers always gunning for you and the yellow possibly saving you.
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post #5 of 20 Old 11-19-2018, 12:24 PM
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Higher visibility is a real advantage. Although black is beautiful.
Go yellow.
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post #6 of 20 Old 11-19-2018, 12:30 PM
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Both bikes are functionally identical.....and I rely on lights and gear to be visable so I don't get too worried about the bike color. I'd go with the cheapest price myself.

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post #7 of 20 Old 11-19-2018, 03:19 PM
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post #8 of 20 Old 11-19-2018, 05:03 PM
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I had this same choice four months ago. I went with the 2017 in red as it had quite a bit better price and I didn’t care for the yellow. Easy choice. And now that their discontinued the dealer is not discounting them at all. Full list price.

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post #9 of 20 Old 11-20-2018, 02:41 PM
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Yes. Although I recommended yellow for visibility, its the lowest cost option. In your case, I would have chosen the red one. Also good visibility, with a low price. And I love red. My 2006 is red/silver.
So, I want to be safe and save.
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post #10 of 20 Old 11-20-2018, 03:09 PM
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I personally like the yellow one, but I would go with the best deal.
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