2012 Kawasaki MotorcycleA premium off-road capable adventure motorcycle, the Kawasaki KLR650 sports a fuel tank that carries nearly six gallons and a fairing that makes it a long-distance runner.
The 651cc motor is absolutely reliable with an extremely wide powerband, making the KLR an easy ride.With over seven inches of travel at both ends, the KLR can soak up any reasonable obstacles in your way, and the seat height is kept at a manageable 35 inches.Kawasaki Genuine Accessories offers bags, a gel seat, and other equipment to turn the KLR650 into a credible no-frills tourer.2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC single
BORE x STROKE: 100mm x 83mm
WHL. TRAVEL F/R: 7.9″/7.3″
SEAT HEIGHT: 35.0 inches
GND. CLEARANCE: 8.3 inches
CURB WEIGHT: 432 pounds
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, the weekly podcast brought to you by Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.