EFI for KLR?
Cut to, "Fantasy Island" (TV show) opening credits; script: "Look, Boss! Da plane! Da Plane!"
The flying boat brings new guests to Fantasy Island; one or more whose fantasy is, EFI for the KLR.
My prediction: Kawasaki will exploit the amortized jigs, fixtures, inventory, etc., of KLR production to the bitter end, an exploitation that does NOT include the capitalization expense of adding EFI to a product now delivering satisfactory market share and profitability as-built.
Don't get me wrong; I wish my prediction to be in error. Yet, . . . money makes the world go round. Don't think it would be economically responsible to the stockholders, the widows and orphans with their life savings in Kawasaki Heavy Industries, to guild the KLR with EFI.
One final comment: IMHO, EFI ain't that big a "thang." No more power is available from optimum air/fuel ratio, whether delivered by EFI or by carburetor. On that score, the Keihin CVK40 comes close. Yeah, yeah, altitude compensation and contextual starting improvement with EFI; advantages significant enough to convince the green-eyeshade boys (financial decision-makers) to ante up the R & D, manufacturing and logistics expenses for EFI? What do YOU think?