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Just got an e-mail notice for 2013 KLR's.

Followed link and saw this under "Engine"

Quote: • Cam timing and tuning combination aid in producing a broad, user-friendly powerband
• Smooth bends on the one-piece exhaust pipe permit exhaust efficiency at all rpm
• Light, silent cam chain contributes to a quieter engine
• Double engine balancer helps engine run smoothly from idle to redline for less fatigue on long rides
• Advanced piston ring design helps minimize oil consumption
• Oil-level window permits easy and accurate inspection

Is any of this an improvement over 2012 models??
 

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Sounds the same

The only thing new is the date, 2013 model year.:(
Basically the same bike with the same "improvements?":t1202:
Advertising 101!:50:
Don't mess with perfection!
 

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It would be nice to have an change in a couple varibles but don't change the algorithm, the KLR works well for the price...
 

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Just got an e-mail notice for 2013 KLR's.

Followed link and saw this under "Engine"

Quote: • Cam timing and tuning combination aid in producing a broad, user-friendly powerband
• Smooth bends on the one-piece exhaust pipe permit exhaust efficiency at all rpm
• Light, silent cam chain contributes to a quieter engine
• Double engine balancer helps engine run smoothly from idle to redline for less fatigue on long rides
• Advanced piston ring design helps minimize oil consumption
• Oil-level window permits easy and accurate inspection

Is any of this an improvement over 2012 models??
No.

In fact, this identical line announced the notoriously oil-hungry 2008 models:
• Advanced piston ring design helps minimize oil consumption
Further, Kawasaki insists the rear brake calipers are single-piston, when we know they are double-piston. How accurate are the rest of the specifications published?
 

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No.

In fact, this identical line announced the notoriously oil-hungry 2008 models:Further, Kawasaki insists the rear brake calipers are single-piston, when we know they are double-piston. How accurate are the rest of the specifications published?
Probably some marketing person who reused the specifications from last year.

It is sad if they haven't changed it or refuse to change it.
 

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As long as they didn't get rid of the 6th gear like the xt225 to xt250.
 

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Probably some marketing person who reused the specifications from last year.

It is sad if they haven't changed it or refuse to change it.

Hey they change it every 20 years or so! Improve it? That's debateable.
 

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No changes mechanically from what I can tell. Just a $200 increase in MSRP and some new colors. Not sure what I think of the paint schemes yet. I really liked the 2011/2012 black paint scheme, not so much a fan of the 2013 black. The yellow does look pretty nice.
 

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I kind of like the graphics with the emphasized "KLR" logo; probably wouldn't even peel them off. The yellow is pretty sharp.
 
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