There goes your affordable dual sport :lol:tomatocity said:I would love to see a 800cc twin, inverted forks, better lighting, easily bagable, adjustable windshield, easily accessible electrical accessory board with 8 outlets, dual disc front brakes, etc.
KLX250 used the offroad 250cc dirt bikes as its technology base, thus can share parts and development costs with them. That is why it has the 6 speed transmission and other goodies. Kawasaki has no other 650cc single in its stable, thus re-engineering the transmission to have six speeds would have cost a lot of money and raised the price too much. Same deal with the suspension. They stole the slightly shorter but sturdier forks off the KLE rather than develop new forks because it would have cost too much money to develop new forks for just the KLR, and they had no other bike in their stable with forks sturdy enough to handle the KLR's weight yet with sufficient travel to not be completely ridiculous.Buildit said:I was talking to a friend about the 08. I think we both agreed that the current setup is 50/50 on/off road where the 08 looks like they're trying for a 75/25 on/off bike. I can only hope that they might make a more dirt capable version of the 650 with the six speed and better suspension. But for now the 06 KLR fits fine and is going strong. So no need to look for a replacement yet.