Since none of these items have anything to do with actually getting on and riding a bike, I'd much rather offer Bob an afternoon riding my KLR and letting him make up his own mind..
I don't care for Gen 2 KLR's, and wouldn't consider owning one, but I have several friends who love them.. It's not my right or place to tell them they're stupid for picking one..
I rode a DR650 and 350. I've ridden KTM 400's and 650's. I've owned a Honda 650 and 600, and spent a lot of time on a 350. I've ridden BMW 650's.. I've spent a bunch of time even on a DR200.. They're all different motorcycles that have really good and really bad features.
I own a Gen 1 KLR.. I COULD own any or ALL of the bikes I've just listed.. I'm personally happy riding my KLR anywhere I should choose, including through some nasty shit, if the need arises. It fits my needs for my riding, and it makes me smile.. Which is the only thing I ask it to prove to me.. That it's fun..
If the items you've asked are important, I'd skip both and go straight to KTM.. But a KTM doesn't fit 90% of my riding and doesn't make me smile..
Truth be told, I'd swear the only thing that makes you smile is your hate for KLR's..
Posted on Feb 21, 2012, 10:43 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168