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Old 08-03-2007, 02:37 PM   #9
richie1
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Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Dudley, UK
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Hi, I have a new KLE and had the same predicament. Buy an "old" 650 GS or a new KLE500. So far the KLE has served me well, I go to work on it most days and have been camping on it to Ireland for a week, no problems at all. I admit I am not the most experienced rider but the KLE seems fine to me, in fact I love my bike. As for the magazine reviews in the UK, well if the new bike doesn't shave 1/100th of a second off the old bikes time around the whole of Cornwall or something they slag it off, certain magazines are just obsessed with speed, not actual use in the real world. My KLE can take heaps of luggage, cruise at 80 mph and return over 65 mpg most of the time, what is wrong with that?.. nothing in my eyes. Mind you the seat is a bit painful after 100 miles!!
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