Apparently, a very fine distinction exists (to some) between INDUCTIVE discharge ignition systems (as in, magneto ignition systems, and ol'-timey automobile points/coil/condenser ignition systems), and CAPACITIVE discharge ignition (CDI) systems (as in, Generation 1 KLRs).
CAVEAT: Do NOT expect help from researching Kawasaki marketing literature on this subject; recent "official" Kawasaki marketing literature refers to the latter-day KLR650 ignition systems as, "Electric CDI," which we all know is FALSE.
I offer a tell-tale clue assisting in distinguishing between the two types of ignition systems:
An INDUCTIVE ignition system fires when an electrical circuit is OPENED
, as when points open, allowing the saturated primary inductor coil's electric field to collapse, inducing a spark-worthy voltage from the secondary coil.
A CAPACITIVE ignition system fires when an electrical circuit is CLOSED
, as when a thyristor (Silicon-Controlled Rectifier, SCR) connects a highly-charged capacitor to an ignition coil's primary windings, inducing a high-voltage pulse from the secondary windings.
So, BREAKING a connection to induce spark identifies an inductive ignition system; MAKING a connection to induce spark suggests a capacitive discharge ignition system.
(This information WILL be on your quiz, but: You will NOT be bothered with troublesome formulas, such as: e = L dI/dT !