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post #1 of 3 Old 11-19-2010, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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Compare KLR with KLX

So I am looking for a bike that I can take on the ATV trails here in the Rockies, but I want to ride it on the Highway as well. In fact I want to be able to drive it to the trails and then on the trails.

I am wondering though whether the KLX is any good on the Highway or not. I am wondering as well whether the KLR is any good on the backcountry trails or not.

Did anyone have the chance to drive/own both?

Looking to buy a '08-up KLR in the Calgary/southwestern Alberta region
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-19-2010, 08:58 PM
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That all depends on how you see yourself using the bike. The KLX will be at home doing 20 to 30 miles to get to the trails and of course that is where it will be in it's element. If you're looking at doing much more pavement than that the KLR will be better suited with it's highway cruising power and large fuel tank. The KLR can't be tossed around on the trail like the KLX can but the KLR is quite capable if you have reasonable off road riding skills.
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-19-2010, 09:08 PM
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KLR is very capable offroad and will do anything my friends KLX will do. However I ride my KLR there and he has to trailer it there. :-)

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