Originally Posted by Off the grid
KLR riders making fun of KTMs is the epitome of hilarity. Give it a rest, guys. Your bike sucks, and is the laughingstock of the off-road community for over a decade now.
Reading Striking Vikings book, (who rode a KLR down and around South America) I was amazed by how many times he mentioned he had no brakes on a downhill, no power to go through a headwind or pass South American vehicles, and grenaded his engine, electronics and suspension multiple times. Not to mention the shitty suspension thrashed his back.
It's amazing how the laughingstock of the off-road community for over a dacade is still (7 years and counting I believe) the #1 best selling dual-puropose bike in the USA.
Where's that book about the guy riding around the world on his KTM and having less issues than this guy on his KLR?
For everyday tasks, a Civic will do better than a Lambo, plus it costs less and they sell 10 times more. Would you argue that the Civic is the laughing stock of the car world?