By: news (offline)  Friday, 15 February 2013 @ 02:17 PM ICT (Read 8444 times)  

The 2013 Kawasaki KLR650, a premium off-road capable adventure motorcycle, build in Thailand, the Kawasaki KLR650 sports a fuel tank that carries nearly 23 liters and a fairng that makes it a long-distance runner. The 651cc engine is absolutely reliable with an extremely wide powerband, making the KLR650 an easy ride. With over 177mm of travel at both ends, the Kawasaki KLR650 can soak up any reasonable obstacles in your way, and the seat height is kept a manageable 889mm.

It's a shame that the new 2013 Kawasaki KLR650 will still not be introduced onto the Thai motorcycle market.... Sad

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By: Matty (offline)  Friday, 15 February 2013 @ 04:56 PM ICT  

Premium ??? I dont think so, try Budjet, Basically unchanged for many years, not even upside down forks, this is no premium motorcycle.

   

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By: news (offline)  Friday, 15 February 2013 @ 06:04 PM ICT  

According to several motorcycle critics the Kawasaki is the best single-cylinder 650cc class off-road/adventure motorcycle. Others in the same class are for example the Honda XL650L, Suzuki DR650SE and the Yamaha XT660R.

Maybe we should not called the Kawasaki KLR650 a Premium motorcycle, but more one of the best 650cc single-cylinder off-road/adventure motorcycles.

   

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By: Anonymous: Bruce ()  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 03:39 PM ICT  

What a pity Kawasaki can't or won't make their very effective KLR650 available in Thailand.

If it is 'too dirty' for Thailand surely by now they could have replaced the carbs with fuel injection.

By: news (offline)  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 03:47 PM ICT  

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What a pity Kawasaki can't or won't make their very effective KLR650 available in Thailand.

If it is 'too dirty' for Thailand surely by now they could have replaced the carbs with fuel injection.



Red Baron in Bangkok has a yellow 2013 Kawasaki KLR650 available for 518,000 THB.

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By: Anonymous: David ()  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 04:56 PM ICT  

So I guess that's been imported, in which case can it be made legal to own and to ride on Thai roads?

Incidentally, from previous experiences, that company NEVER reply to emails (and there-by probably lose quite a few sales).

By: Anonymous: David ()  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 05:21 PM ICT  

They are selling for the equivalent of 255,000 baht new 'ride away' in Australia!

By: news (offline)  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 05:43 PM ICT  

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They are selling for the equivalent of 255,000 baht new 'ride away' in Australia!



I think that everybody in Thailand knows that big bikes are more expensive in Thailand than they cost in other countries. The tax you pay is especially high for imported motorcycles.

Motorcycles sold by Red Baron Bangkok are always 100% legal*, and with that can be registered and legally ride in Thailand.

* This with exception if Red Baron writes that it's a motorcycle which cannot be registered. It's rare but Red Baron has sold some pure / 100% off-road motocross bikes.

   

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By: Anonymous: David ()  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 06:08 PM ICT  

I've used one of their 'Contact Red Baron' forms and asked about legality and the history of that particular bike.
Hope they reply this time!

By: news (offline)  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 06:20 PM ICT  

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I've used one of their 'Contact Red Baron' forms and asked about legality and the history of that particular bike.
Hope they reply this time!



What I understand is that the Kawasaki KLR650 is brand new. Red Baron Bangkok offers a 3-year (36 months) payment with monthly payments of 8,166 THB. Down payment is a bit heavy at 259,000 THB for this bike

   

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By: Anonymous: David ()  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 06:55 PM ICT  

Thank you.
'Brand new' with big warranty is good.
'From where' is what I've asked them.

Made here, now back here!

By: ThaiDesign (offline)  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 09:50 PM ICT  

The Kawasaki KLR650 is maybe built in Thailand, but it's 100% built bonded-warehouse, which means that even it's built in Thai it's still outside Thailand basically. So, with current production set-up if Kawasaki Thailand would introduce the KLR650 on the Thai market it will still be an imported motorcycle.

   

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By: Anonymous: David ()  Thursday, 12 September 2013 @ 11:11 PM ICT  

Interesting, thank you.

" ... but it's 100% built bonded-warehouse, ... "

So their Versys and ER6N are not bonded warehouse?

By: Anonymous: David ()  Friday, 13 September 2013 @ 04:00 PM ICT  

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I've used one of their 'Contact Red Baron' forms and asked about legality and the history of that particular bike.
Hope they reply this time!



Incidentally, no response from RB yet!
Yes, they have my phone number.

By: Anonymous: David ()  Monday, 16 September 2013 @ 07:33 PM ICT  

Never did get a response from RED BARON re the KLR650 they have for sale.
So screw them, I'll always shop elsewhere.

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