MotoQuest Tours Verdict
This is a great all around motorcycle which is easy to ride on paved surfaces, and at home in the dirt, mud and rocks. We knob up the tires, and use this as our mainstay on our tours to Prudhoe Bay. While not the best option for long stretches of pavement, it compensates with its incredible ability to cross over to the dirt with such ease it makes even the grinch smile. It is the safest and best bike we use on the Dalton Highway to the Arctic Ocean.
Engine650cc single cylinder. The engine has been in development since the mid eighties, and is bullet proof!
Ride and HandlingThe KLR handles great in curves, and is a good option for commuter travel in the city. It is not the smoothest of rides, but gets the job done on pavement. But, if you are mixing a little dirt in your journey, then this is where the KLR proves itself. It is a competent dirt bike, and, with a 5.6 gallon tank, can take you up to 250 miles in the direction you want to go.
ReliablilityThe reliability of the KLR is great, considering the torture we put them through!
EquipmentTwisted Throttle outfits all of our newest bikes with the proper guards and accessories to make them "Alaska worthy" . The upgrades include skid plate, engine guards, center stands, hand guards, windshields, tank bags, waterproof Duffle bags, and more.
|Transmission||5-speed||Fuel Capacity||5.6 gallons|
|Fuel Ecomomy||45 mpg||Range||250 miles|
|Seat Height||34 inch (lowered) 36 inch (standard)||Electrical Plugin||Yes|
|Tire Options||Luggage Options||soft saddle bags, tank bag, trunk bag or waterproof duffle bag.|