Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
I have an '09 and love it.
Got to ride my bro in laws '07 on the atv/bike trails in his back 40.
The wives were calling us in, twas getting dark, suppertime, etc. last
Feb so I wasn't on long. For good coupla miles total I got to shred on
the '07 and it was a bunch lighter feeling and much more predictable
in the berms n' turns n' such. Hours-long testing to be performed when
I go to their place on the July biketrip. The batcycle ('09), is more sluggish in
the steering inputs and also whoop de doos are outta the question. LOL
Good hill climber too. Nothing mega steep, but it pulls hard and wheelies little
for a stocker without the benefit of an extended swingarm. Gets to the top quick.
Then again, I didn't want a motocrosser but an off road adventure bike.
That's excactly what the new generation is coupled with great high speed
control and decent weather protection. For the commuter/pleasure rider/ tourer
the new generation fits better (that's me). For the guy who loves getting
dirty and muddy n' only rides a few miles to work and around town, generation
one shines. They both have a niche and with aftermarket support both will
literally be around for decades of active service.
All Klr's rock. Just choose yer flavor,
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God