Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: KLX230 next big dual sport for cheap

  1. #1
    Join Date
    27th November 2012 - 11:25
    Bike
    16' xtz125e super-adventure, Ninja 650
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    999
    Blog Entries
    13

    KLX230 next big dual sport for cheap



    https://kawasaki.co.nz/offroad/trail/klx230

    230cc SOHC 2 valve, fuel injected, even has dualsport-ABS -- should be cheap and reliable, a good replacement for when my ol' xtz125 dies -- can probably even do 100kph --- will give suzuki's unchanged DR200 a punishing i'm sure. should be able to match or be cheaper than what the DR is currently sold for.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    20th June 2011 - 20:27
    Bike
    BMW XChallenge, MT09
    Location
    Glen Eden
    Posts
    9,793
    Wonder what the power figures are like?

    Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    27th November 2012 - 11:25
    Bike
    16' xtz125e super-adventure, Ninja 650
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    999
    Blog Entries
    13
    feck all i'd say like 18hp at the crank -- but all usable

  4. #4
    Join Date
    20th June 2011 - 20:27
    Bike
    BMW XChallenge, MT09
    Location
    Glen Eden
    Posts
    9,793
    Quote Originally Posted by Scubbo View Post
    feck all i'd say like 18hp at the crank -- but all usable
    If the seat height is low enough then the bike it would replace has 19hp on the dyno. Something mid 20s would be better. 30 would be stunning.
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    3rd February 2004 - 08:11
    Bike
    1982 Suzuki GS1100GK, 2008 KLR650
    Location
    Wallaceville, Upper hutt
    Posts
    4,447
    Front end looks like the old Gen I KLR650. Probably had a lot of those left over when the Gen II went for bigger forks
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
    (PostalDave on ADVrider)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    27th November 2012 - 11:25
    Bike
    16' xtz125e super-adventure, Ninja 650
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    999
    Blog Entries
    13
    after seeing the price of the 230R thats popped up, I can't see it selling very well at all, when you could get a forza 230F for $3500 with better everything bar fuel injection for an off-road beginner trailly

    oh well, KLX230 road legal if it's going for same price as the offroad only R model, you might aswell but the KLX250S ZzZzzZzz herp derp

  7. #7
    Join Date
    12th January 2008 - 15:44
    Bike
    R1200GS Adventure
    Location
    Prebbleton
    Posts
    439
    From Kawasaki's brochure:

    14kW at 7600rpm
    20Nm at 6100rpm

    The long-stroke engine offers robust low-mid range torque, pulling strongly and facilitating low-speed control. Exhaust pipe length was selected to contribute to the engine’s low-mid range performance. (Thus, it ain't no top end revver...)

    Kerb weight 132kg

    Fuel tank = 7.5 litre

    Retails at $7995

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •