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Old 05-29-2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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A KLR friend sent me this via email. Didn't see a recent post on this here although over the months I have seen a lot of interest from you guys on the diesel KLR.

https://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/models.htm
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Old 05-29-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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It's been Coming Soon for years now. The projected price of around $15000 US would deter most KLR riders I would have thought.

Now how about this one? Turbo diesel with constant variable transmission. Looks like what you would get if a BMW GS and a KTM had a love child.



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three cylinder diesel. 100 MPG. All we need is a way to bolt on Panniers!
I like it!
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:08 PM   #4
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Sort of like a stealth fighter you could ride. I think I need one!
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:05 AM   #5
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A KLR friend sent me this via email. Didn't see a recent post on this here although over the months I have seen a lot of interest from you guys on the diesel KLR.

https://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/models.htm
"PRODUCTION DELAYED"

ohhh yeah, coming REALLY soon!
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:14 AM   #6
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Hey ..the title of the thread was a "teaser line" ... got you to look didn't it........

Sorry to get your hopes up....
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:36 AM   #7
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I saw that myself. At 100 mpg in a klr price/tank range this would be the must have motorcycle period. If they are making them at all, they should be readily available for regular guys like us too. And it's rediculous to think we will have to wait until some huge military order or whatever gets filled. The military has had em for years now I'm sure. fingers crossed price stays low
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:07 PM   #8
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I saw that myself. At 100 mpg in a klr price/tank range this would be the must have motorcycle period.
umm... check out the 0-60 speed.
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Old 05-31-2009, 03:14 PM   #9
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But it states top speed is in excess of 100 MPH. Varoooommm... with a puff of black smoke...

https://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/PDF...Spec_Sheet.pdf
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:29 PM   #10
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sweet bike - I'd buy one
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That black beauty that hoyks posted seems so far ahead of the klr version when looking at the specs. There's also a video on youtube although the video and sound quality suck. Too bad its only on sale in the Netherlands. The site says gobal sales to start next year.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:41 AM   #12
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That black beauty that hoyks posted seems so far ahead of the klr version when looking at the specs. There's also a video on youtube although the video and sound quality suck. Too bad its only on sale in the Netherlands. The site says gobal sales to start next year.
It is sweet - I wonder if they'd bring it here? I'd replace my KLR with it in a heartbeat!
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That fairing looks a heck of a lot like the one on my black '07. That's just an awesome lookin bike
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:21 AM   #14
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That fairing looks a heck of a lot like the one on my black '07. That's just an awesome lookin bike
What? Your black '07

They need to do something with the exhaust though, you would end up with one black boot.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:43 AM   #15
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They need to do something with the exhaust though, you would end up with one black boot.
As if showing up at the Engineering dept. morning meetings with bugs on my glasses isn't enough. It's hard to be taken seriously as it is!
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:19 AM   #16
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I subscribed th HDT's newsletter. I have never gotten an update or any information about the diesel KLR nor will they respond to any questions about it. I don't think it will ever make it to the civilian market. Oh well, there is always the 100 mpg Hummer.

https://www.engadget.com/2009/04/28/r...o-spite-al-go/

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But it states top speed is in excess of 100 MPH. Varoooommm... with a puff of black smoke...

https://www.dieselmotorcycles.com/PDF...Spec_Sheet.pdf


like the bumpersticker on the VW micro bus says... "0-60, eventually"
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:34 PM   #18
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Update: This bike currently costs 17,500 euro according to this page of the Dutch version of the website.
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How would that exhaust fare in a water crossing? ? Might run the water pressure right up inside it...
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Yea, lets look at that in American dollars.

17,500.00 EUR

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24,777.52 USD



25g's fer a friggin diesel bike?!?!

Do you know how many KLR's that could buy/farkle/wreck/start over?!?!
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