Interesting thread. I have lusted over all the big adventure bikes. Test road almost all the most popular one's!
I have owned 3 KLR's, and I just seem to really enjoy them. They are very comfortable for me. And honestly I
don't care to do tons of slab. I prefer dirt roads, and the paved backroads in New Mexico and Southern Co.
I have done a few mods to the bike. Which saved about 12 lbs. Will be getting a lighter battery, and upgrading
the suspension next. Yes the bike is down on power, but for the type of riding I do with the KLR, it is about
perfect. Kawasaki, could have a fantastic bike if they upgraded the motor, 15 more hp, 6 speed, and better suspension.