Kawi KLX300R

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  1. Hoghead

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    Mmmmm nice! I see BMW has it's new 450 out too, so Honda had better get something to replace the XR's other than the (so I am lead to believe) high maintenance CRF X's.

    KLX300.

    450Enduro_1.
     
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    Nice looking bike that the KLX, dont think much of the Beemer though, looks like some sort of concept bike a design student has come up with.

    Dont like these modern bikes with the flattened out seat and tank, much prefer the old 80's/90's motocross style with the rising tank.
     
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    Hi HogHead,

    Thanks for the information, if this bike is truly on sale for around 230.000 TBH, I then would regret the buying of my second hand SUZUKI DRZ 400 S 2005 for the same price.

    It looks as a modern off-road bike, and the advandtage of having a brand new model...

    I think these days we have to be patient, we'll see new bikes coming, even if I am NOT convince that Thailand is a mature market for bikes (big bikes).
     
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    Yes i agree they would be a nice bike but as the Frequently asked Question goes, Does that include a Plate??? If so Good Deal I think, for Thailand compared to others. Looks like the Off Road only Version so i doubt it but Fingers Crossed, wouldn't take much to add some Indicators etc.
     
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    apparently the book is included at 230K
     
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    Gypsy Rider...you are quite correct ....the Kawasaki KLX 300 was available to buy in Thailand at the same time the Kawasaki KSR hit the roads here (about 2 years ago) ...but as you say it was only for sale as an off road bike and the same applied to the junior's KLX 11O. They could both be bought from Kawasaki Thailand but you could not get the dealer to put a book on them to make them road legal.
     
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    I went to the dealer yesterday, and no book after all, but a 10K discount in lieu. No deal for me.
     
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    Klaus ...I have just read the above mentioned article comparing the XR250, KLX300 AND DRZ 250 and it made me smile to find out that the XR250 came out tops. I have 4 XR250's and 1 Kawasaki D-tacker that i rent out in Pattaya and I have always said my personal preference is the XR250 a great bike with a bomb proof engine that will run forever.
     
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    Penetrator we are based inside Pattaya New Plaza, near coffee 94, ....just before the Izuzu garage on 2nd road, central Pattaya. The prices are 500 per day, 2900 a week and 10,000 a month, on the above mentioned bikes. You would find the bikes are not old, 2004 and 2005 models in good condition and well maintained. We don't rent them out to the Arabs or young French idiots you tend to see abusing bikes around Pattaya, generally they are rented by the older end with a bit of common sense.
     
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    HEY!!! I'M A YOUNG FRENCH ARAB!!!
     
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    Well don't ever try renting from us lol...
     
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    rich, in the article they write about the XR's starting problems, even when hot - since you have them, what's your experience?
     
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    As an owner of a KLX 250 with 300 barrel, pumper carb, exhaust etc. I'll say that this bike is capable but as Gypsyrider said never changed since '97. The low end on the motor is pretty pathetic however against Lukes bored and stroked XR 322 it still beats it in a drag race. Loses down low but stomps the XR as the revs climb. Granted wieghing 63 kilos helps a bit ;).
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    Over two hundred thousand for this bike is simply outrageous. I say this after slogging my bike off road and super motard through three countries. Its never let me down and quite reliable. A nice bike but for that price there are better deals elsewhere. The DRZ 400's I've ridden are better everywhere except tight singletrack where wieght rears its head, and the KLX has a six speed which adds to its versatility. The DRZ you need to have two sets of sprockets, one for hard core dirt and one for dual sport use. I've seen fellow DRZ owners cuss in frustration with this issue.
     
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    Klaus all my Xr's have electric start so no ...no problems.
     
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