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    You just can't keep a good turd down. Who needs a GS to get you around the world when a KLR will get you there too. Maybe a bit slower, but at least it can be fixed with a rock and screwdriver. I sure hope that they have the "doohickey" under control, though: https://www.motorcycle.com/features/...-for-2022.html
    Richard - Current bikes: 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2020 KTM 390 Duke, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior. 

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    Iconic,,,,,, interesting they went with the thumper,,. Rumour had it they were going to drop there 650 twin engine which is reliable as well and has been around forever,,. It would have given them 75 HP, similar to the evolving crop of 650cc -700cc offerings from the likes of Yamaha, KTM and so on,,.

    2022 KLR 650 Specs
    ENGINE TYPE: 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC, 4-Valve, Single
    DISPLACEMENT: 652 cc
    BORE & STROKE: 100 x 83 mm
    COMPRESSION RATIO: 9.8:1
    FUEL SYSTEM: DFI with 40mm Throttle Body
    IGNITION: TCBI
    TRANSMISSION: 5-Speed
    RAKE/TRAIL: 30°/4.8 in.
    FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL: 7.9 in.
    REAR WHEEL TRAVEL: 7.3 in.
    FRONT TIRE SIZE: 90/90-21
    REAR TIRE SIZE: 130/80-17
    FRONT SUSPENSION: 41mm Leading Axle Hydraulic Telescopic Fork
    REAR SUSPENSION: Uni-Trak® with 5-Way Adjustable Preload and Stepless Rebound Damping
    WHEELBASE: 60.6 in.
    FRONT BRAKE TYPE: 300mm Disc
    REAR BRAKE TYPE: 240mm Disc
    FUEL TANK CAPACITY: 6.1 gal.
    GROUND CLEARANCE: 8.3 in.
    SEAT HEIGHT: 34.3 in.
    CURB WEIGHT (LBS.): 456.2 (Non-ABS), 460.6 (ABS), 487.1 (ADVENTURE), 471.7 (TRAVELER)
    WARRANTY: 12 months

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    I love the color in the link. I painted my Wee Strom tan and recently got some Harbor freight boxes in tan. Just the thing for proper ADV travel.
    nice to see a stone reliable bike still available. 6 gallon tank sure beats the crap out of the 3.7 gallon tank on my G650GS. I may have to consider a change.
    Spoke wheels too. I love a good dinosaur.

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    I was impressed that the fuel tank didn't shrink and the price only went up $100. That is certainly not the trend with most new and revamped motorcycle models lately. I think Kawasaki made a lot of useful improvements for that $100. I bet the bike sells well in whatever market it is sold in.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2020 KTM 390 Duke, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior. 

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    The price is likely the reason for keeping the existing engine and just modernizing the fuel delivery along with a handful of other upgrades. No mention of what it's emissions standard is but it will be impressive if they get it to be Euro5 and BS6 compliant considering the reworking that all the other engines have needed.

    I wouldn't be too surprised to hear that the engine doesn't meet Euro 5, much less BS6. That would still leave the North and South American, Asian and many other markets where the KLR could be sold. But Kawasaki is pretty smart when it comes to motorcycle engines so maybe they have figured out a way to meet the latest emission standards. I guess we will find out eventually.
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    I had heard that the reason the previous gen KLR was left unchanged for so long was that you could "grandfather the old design" however if they changed anything the whole design needed to comply with Euro 5, and all the added costs,,.

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