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New 2008 KLR 650!

Have you guys seen this yet?

http://motorcycledaily.com/23september06_klr650.htm
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The KLR is dead ,
Long live the KLR !
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Softer?

This is interesting - looks like the KLR is being made into a cheaper version of the F650: more street, less dirt.

The good:
* Stiffer, more-rigid suspension
* More low-rev torque + more power
* Higher electrical output
* Stronger brakes

The bad:
* Less suspension travel
* More fragile looking fairing

The baffling:
* Narrower rear - it never seemed a wide bike
* Is the sub-frame held on by better bolts?
* No mention of a fix to the balancer chain tensioner problems...

Looks like it's gonna be a better bike overall. Shame about the suspension travel reduction, now a lot less than, say, the DR650, but maybe that's balanced by stiffness + adjustability. Will be interesting to hear how old & new compare on the trail

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Has anyone heard what the price will be?
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2008 klr price

I just put a deposit down on an '08 KLR650 that retails for $6900CDN ($400 over the '07 list price at a local dealer here). The first shipments are due in late March/early April.
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One of the dealers in Calgary is selling 08 for $100 Over 2007 MSRP,

Post pics when you get it.
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08 Klr

There's a nice write up at Motorcycle Daily on the new KLR.
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Talking kick ass blke

Just saw the '08 KLR in Daytona, up close and personal --- no demo rides though --- I sat on it, felt it up, played with it and drooled on it. On looks alone it's light years ahead of the earlier version, imho --- time will tell --- the green one is a must have for me.
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No 2008 KLR's here in South Africa before late 2007 :-/
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The bad:
* Less suspension travel
* More fragile looking fairing
James

I'd rather have 8 inches of good suspension any day over 9 inches of crap.



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