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Just gauging the number of new members coming to the forum with new 22‘s I’d say Kawasaki will sell every one they have built. It will be interesting to see what changes, beside colour, they make for 2023.
 

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Just gauging the number of new members coming to the forum with new 22‘s I’d say Kawasaki will sell every one they have built. It will be interesting to see what changes, beside colour, they make for 2023.
I saw a sneak peek and the 23 will be a twin cylinder 600cc with usd forks, a real rear shock, 80lbs lighter and only 500 bucks more than a 2022. Oh wait, I was dreaming about that...haha
 

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I saw a sneak peek and the 23 will be a twin cylinder 600cc with usd forks, a real rear shock, 80lbs lighter and only 500 bucks more than a 2022. Oh wait, I was dreaming about that...haha
Don’t ruin my day. Please :love:
I would’ve easily paid a couple grand more for that setup.

I had an opportunity to ride a brand new 2022 Aprilia Tuareg 660 over the weekend and man was it a sweet setup….but lots of $$$ compared to the klr of course. The 80hp and 6 speed transmission was nice.
Hopped back on my gen 3 and felt like an old grandpa again haha
 
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Don't laugh at me but I bought my KLR with hopes it will slow me down during my medical recovery. It's a kind of a gateway drug of sorts. If my body reacts positively, I'll be looking for a lighter more offroad capable bike again. I sold my ktm 350 and 300xcw early last year while I was in and out of the hospital.
At least I'm back on 2 wheels which is a very big 1st step for me.
 

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Don't laugh at me but I bought my KLR with hopes it will slow me down during my medical recovery. It's a kind of a gateway drug of sorts. If my body reacts positively, I'll be looking for a lighter more offroad capable bike again. I sold my ktm 350 and 300xcw early last year while I was in and out of the hospital.
At least I'm back on 2 wheels which is a very big 1st step for me.
Yep; similar story, I had nine bikes in the garage including my new KTM300XCW but after a bad crash in an endurocross, I sold them all but kept the KLR at the last minute figuring it was too slow for me to hurt myself on! Congrats on getting back out there.

Cheers,
Dave
 

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Same here. I used to flog my Africa twin and absolutely loved the power…so much I would often see triple digit speeds fairly routinely.
Passing a line of cars was a cinch, and blowing down the highway at Mach 1 was how the Africa twin liked to be ridden.
After passing a sloooow line of cars in Nevada near topaz lake, I was going 120+ and she was still pulling.
Shortly after that ride, I figured it would be a wise decision to hop back on the turtle slow klr. I call it a “forced restricted” riding choice. Similar to putting an engine governor on your kids go-cart :ROFLMAO:
 

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My situation was similar but different. My injuries were non motorcycle injuries. I was involved in a bad MVA at work (not my fault) It was 7 months after a successful cervical repair I was putting off. Obviously it complicated my recovery. I'm still undergoing nuero treatments to try and regain full use of my right side. It's been slow progress but it's better than nothing. The klr fits my needs now and I see a long term relationship being likely. I also see a dirtbike in my future if I have anything to say about it. Heck those Stark Varg bikes look cool.
 

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Hoping you have a speedy recovery Reveille!
 

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Looking at selling my 2022 KLR with 200 miles on it as it appears my skill level is not up to the level required of a top heavy bike that seeks to be on it's side as much as possible, lol.
 

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Looking at selling my 2022 KLR with 200 miles on it as it appears my skill level is not up to the level required of a top heavy bike that seeks to be on it's side as much as possible, lol.
Sorry to hear that. It's definitely not a dirtbike and thankfully I haven't dumped mine (yet)
What other bikes are you considering?
 

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Not sure how I missed the alerts.

I'm on the Idaho/Washington border and will be keeping the KLR a bit longer to see if I can work through the issues. I've got $9k into it with purchase, registration, and mods. If the market goes crazy for these things in a couple of months where I can get my money out of it, then I'll look at selling it and getting a mid-size cruiser.
 

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Today I spotted an orange 2022 KLR on my way into work. I was on my Gen1.
I was on the 118 heading towards Moorpark. The Gen3 was on the 118 heading towards Somis (Just in case he frequents this forum).

Hadn’t seen a single one on the road up until about two weeks ago. When I bought mine there were plenty at all the dealers in my area. Only one was out of Adventures.
 

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While pulling out of my subdivision yesterday someone on a black gen 2 was pulling in. Never seen it before. May have even been a gen 3, had panniers. I didn't get a good look but it was black. I'll have to go ride around to see if I can spot him.
 
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