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    Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike


    https://www.roadracingworld.com/news...ired-klx300sm/

    Not sure how it will be compared to the no longer built WR250X. The Yamaha might have been a bit higher spec, but the Kaw is under $6K. Might be a hoot.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Didn’t they make a sm version of their previous 250?

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    I'd hit it.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Didn’t they make a sm version of their previous 250?
    I don't remember one. I remember the dual sport 250 though.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    I love Love LOVE me some supermoto, and it's great to see more available options, kudos to kawa for the effort. But for the tech & $$$ of this thing if I was counting $$$ and looking for a small cc bike I'd have a hell of a time choosing this over the KTM Duke or Adventure 390's for the same $$$.

    And while I get the MFG has to print something for new product releases highlighting the specs, WTF is this line:
    Complementing the new KLX300SM adventure capabilities is a fine-tuned seat design for added comfort on longer rides and a 33.8-inch seat height for increased stability when stopped.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    How much is this thing?

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    5600 for the dual sport, 6k for the sm.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    How much is this thing?
    5999 I believe

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    I love Love LOVE me some supermoto, and it's great to see more available options, kudos to kawa for the effort. But for the tech & $$$ of this thing if I was counting $$$ and looking for a small cc bike I'd have a hell of a time choosing this over the KTM Duke or Adventure 390's for the same $$$.

    And while I get the MFG has to print something for new product releases highlighting the specs, WTF is this line:
    I caught the thing about warm air management or something. Heat is moved away with fans. Yet I like the idea of this bike on crappy RI back roads.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    And while I get the MFG has to print something for new product releases highlighting the specs, WTF is this line:
    Not sure I get the confusion. Shaping the seat can make it easier to flat-foot, or keep your pelvis in the right position for long rides. And the lower seat height makes it easier for those with shorter legs.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Sadly the Japanese companies will never come out with a real Supermoto. The Kawi looks heavy and bulky, and is likely underpowered...kinda like tossing some 17s on a klr 650 and calling it a supermoto. I’ll pass

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Kind of weird this is in road racing world seeing as how it doesn't fit in 250 lites and would get smoked against a 450. And it looks like it's in street trim.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Sadly the Japanese companies will never come out with a real Supermoto. The Kawi looks heavy and bulky, and is likely underpowered...kinda like tossing some 17s on a klr 650 and calling it a supermoto. I’ll pass
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    Or drz400ish...

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Sadly the Japanese companies will never come out with a real Supermoto. The Kawi looks heavy and bulky, and is likely underpowered...kinda like tossing some 17s on a klr 650 and calling it a supermoto. I’ll pass
    I was thinking the same. How hard did they have to beat on it to get the rear to slide? Or how much pressure did they have to put in the tire

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Didn’t they make a sm version of their previous 250?
    Yeah, back in 2009ish they had a KLX250SF, a sumo version of the dualsport KLX250S.

    It’s cool that they upgraded the 250 to a 300, but the (very reasonably priced) aftermarket 351cc kits have been around for so long with such positive feedback. So you might as well get a very lightly used EFI 2018-2020 250, spend another ~$750 on the 351 kit and have more oomph for less money. Unless you absolutely wanted the sumo version.

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    Re: Kawi to sell 300cc Super Moto styled bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    5600 for the dual sport, 6k for the sm.
    So the same money as people are selling their clapped-out 2006 DRZ400s for?

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