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It kind of makes you wonder what would happen if you took a Neeenja 650R and worked on adding 3" of suspension travel front and rear, some upright bars, some sort of skid plate, and managed to fit some mild dual-sport tires to it.

I'm not sure the Neeenja motor qualifies as a torque monster...
 
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I'm not sure the Neeenja motor qualifies as a torque monster...
Geared as the OP (or is that, IP?) suggests, don't think "torque monster" an impossible designation. Multiplying torque by changing sprockets, oughta pull a stump!
(Per Wikipedia; some small variations between model years.)
Ninja650R:
53 kW (71 hp) @ 8,500 rpm (claimed);
66.0 N⋅m (48.7 lb⋅ft) @ 7,000 rpm (claimed)
KLR650:
Torque: 36.88 ft/lbs (50.0 Nm) @ 5500RPM
Horsepower: 43.99 HP (32.8 KW) @ 4500RPM
 

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not sure if this is the same builder;

KLRsys build | Adventure Rider (advrider.com)

i'd wanted to do something like that after a recent engine failure but, lack of time and talent got in the way...;) perhaps an ex500 motor with carbs would be a bit simpler?
That is the Versys build. There have been a few KLR-Sys made and his build quality seems exceptional. He's not an 'armature'.
 
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Holy crap that sounds awesome. I kind of wish Kawk would just add a Versys engine option from the factory after seeing the KLRsys builds.
 
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