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Great American Outdoor Show – Kawasaki KLR 650

There are loads of mobility platforms at the Great American Outdoor Show from a wide variety of manufacturers. There’s everything from boats to motorcycles to tracked ATVs. I even picked up a fat tire bike.

Granted, I was drawn to this Kawasaki KLR 650 by its paint job, but it is a great bike.  This Enduro-style bike boasts a 651cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine, Long-travel 41mm telescopic fork, Adjustable Uni-Trak® rear suspension, 6.1-gallon fuel tank for long-range adventure touring, Large windscreen helps reduce wind buffeting and Sturdy rear cargo rack.

www.kawasaki.com/Products/2016-KLR650-Camo

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7 Responses to “Great American Outdoor Show – Kawasaki KLR 650”

  1. D.B. says:

    They may call that ‘matrix camo grey’ and lack foliage green shade but that reeks of a ‘well loved and regarded’ UCP. 😉

    “UCP – the camo that refuses to die”

  2. Steve says:

    Having lived in the DC metro area during 9/11 and seen the traffic tie-up (it took my then (now ex) wife NINE HOURS to get out of the PARKING GARAGE in Crystal City), it is clear only a bike will get you out of Dodge in similar circumstances.

    After considerable research, I chose the KLR650 as my escape vehicle. I’ve owned a succession of them and never regretted the choice. Even added a hitch to tow a small trailer, along with a bunch of other farkles to make it a more effective bug out machine. The only real problem is it’s nearly 500 lbs wet and unmodified, but like everything else there’s a tradeoff. Paint job not that important to me as long as not colorful, so all mine have been black.

    • Vince says:

      Ha, I used that excuse once too. Except I got caught in the parking by my ex wife! Now I ride my bike when there’s traffic too.

    • James says:

      Killers have been good bikes for a long time, very reasonable choice.I’ve just worked way too many bike fatalities to ever truly trust them as more than a toy.