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Kawasaki keeps its KLR650 alive and well for 2024, offering its venerable dual sport motorcycle in a variety of trims. There will be non-ABS and ABS standard versions, which will be priced at $6,899 and $7,199, respectively. For shorter riders, the lowered-suspension S versions will also be available in non-ABS and ABS editions at the same prices as the standards. Kawasaki will also continue its KLR650 Adventure ABS with an $8,199 MSRP.

The 2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure ABS will start at $8,199.
The 2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure ABS will start at $8,199. (Kawasaki/)

There aren’t any major changes to the platform, but considering the amount of attention the KLR has received in recent years, that comes as no surprise. In 2022, Kawasaki delivered news of a major update in which the KLR lost its carburetor in favor of fuel injection, and gained updated engine and transmission components and a new chassis among other revisions.

Following the news of the freshened base, Kawasaki also revealed its S model for shorter riders, and the Adventure model for those who wanted some additional adventure-touring amenities like fog lights, hard cases, crashbars, and a tank pad.

The base KLR650 will remain at $6,899 in 2024 in non-ABS trim.
The base KLR650 will remain at $6,899 in 2024 in non-ABS trim. (Kawasaki/)

The essentials will be familiar to many, considering the KLR’s long run on the market, from the bike’s 652cc single to its five-speed transmission, 21-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel configuration, and its generous 6.1-gallon fuel tank.

The standard KLR650 and KLR650 ABS and will come in either a Firecracker Red and Metallic Carbon Gray or a Pearl Crystal White and Metallic Carbon Gray color scheme. The S versions will be available in the same colors as well. The Adventure ABS will be available in either Pearl Matte Sage Green or Metallic Matte Twilight Blue.

Kawasaki will continue to offer its S version of the KLR650 for riders with shorter inseams.
Kawasaki will continue to offer its S version of the KLR650 for riders with shorter inseams. (Kawasaki/)
The 2024 KLR650 remains a do-it-all dual sport.
The 2024 KLR650 remains a do-it-all dual sport. (Kawasaki/)
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure ABS in Metallic Matte Twilight Blue.
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Adventure ABS in Metallic Matte Twilight Blue. (Kawasaki/)
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 S in Firecracker Red and Metallic Carbon Gray.
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 S in Firecracker Red and Metallic Carbon Gray. (Kawasaki/)
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 S in Pearl Crystal White and Metallic Carbon Gray.
2024 Kawasaki KLR650 S in Pearl Crystal White and Metallic Carbon Gray. (Kawasaki/)

2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Dual Sport Technical Specifications and Price

Price:$6,899–$8,199Engine:652cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled single; 4-valveBore x Stroke:100.0 x 83.0mmCompression Ratio:9.8:1Fuel Delivery:DFI w/ 40mm throttle bodyClutch:Wet, multiplateTransmission/Final Drive:5-speed/chainFrame:Semi-double cradle tubular steelFront Suspension:41mm fork; 7.9 in. travelRear Suspension:Uni-Trak shock, rebound damping and spring preload adjustable; 8.0 in. travelFront Brake:2-piston caliper, 300mm disc (ABS optional)Rear Brake:1-piston caliper, 240mm disc (ABS optional)Wheels, Front/Rear:Spoked rims; 21 in. / 17 in.Tires,

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By: Byron Wilson
Title: 2024 Kawasaki KLR650 Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/kawasaki-klr650-preview/
Published Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2024 17:39:56 +0000

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Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams

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1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle
Countless motorcycle manufacturers popped up in the 1920s and ’30s in Britain, but somehow, none quite as cool as Vincent. High-end speed machines, combining old-school big-displacement twins, monochrome finishes and titillating names like Rapide and Black Shadow, a Vincent V-twin welcomes you into any roundtable of motorcycling, and it’s not hard to see why. A seat rarely opens at the Vincent Owners Club, even more so when you’re talking about an ultra-rare first-series Rapide.

1938 Vincent Series-A Rapide Motorcycle

One of just 79 built, the Series-A Rapide represents Vincent’s first foray into V-twins—an endeavor that established Vincent as the superbike of the day. There are faster Vincents, and on occasion more valuable ones, but the rarity and significance of the Series-A Rapide is hard to overstate. As such, this restored 1938 Rapide highlights Bonhams’ upcoming Spring Stafford Sale with an estimated hammer price of $300,854 to $350,997.

While Vincent didn’t pioneer the V-twin, their execution is at least worthy of an honorable mention. Philip Vincent’s start in motorcycles echoes many of his peers of the era, becoming interested in bikes at a young age and crafting a few ‘specials’ of his own design in the late 1920s. At age 20, Vincent filed a patent for a cantilevered rear suspension design, and with backing from his family, he purchased the financially troubled HRD brand from Howard R Davies in 1928.

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By: Dean Larson
Title: Grunter—A Six-Figure Vincent Rapide Headlining Bonhams
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/vincent-rapide-bonhams
Published Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2024 17:00:38 +0000

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Fast Tubes

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1969 Rennmax BN3Photo: Ian Welsh
1969 Rennmax BN3
Photo: Ian WelshIt can’t be denied that the world of motor racing, both contemporary and historic, is saturated with egos. Some would say that it’s all really driven by egos, and that is sometimes directly connected to the size of the wallet. Perhaps without such egos we wouldn’t have motor racing at all.

So egos are certainly important, but there is something else that’s behind so many involved in motor racing and, in particular, historic motor sport. I am referring of course to the passion that many have for the sport. A passion that is so strong in some that it outweighs the need for podium finishes and is certainly far stronger than whatever shekels may influence others.

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Title: Fast Tubes
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Published Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2024 06:59:17 +0000

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Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line

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Premium British vehicle manufacturer Gordon Murray Automotive (GMA) has announced a strategic move of its T.50 supercar production to the company’s newly-built Group headquarters at Highams Park, Surrey. The new site has already taken over manufacturing of the GMA T.50 supercar from its previous production facility at Dunsfold Park. This decision will see T.50 manufacturing benefit from a wealth of efficiencies, while enabling the business to streamline carbon fiber monocoque production for T.33 prototypes and future models at Dunsfold Park. Used for development, testing and homologation-related crash testing, the monocoques will now be produced on-site, accelerating the supercar’s pre-production processes.

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GMA advances T.50 production to new Highams Park HQ to streamline future model manufacturingMove sees the continuation of T.50 customer car production at new multi-million-pound facilityDecision enables dedicated T.33 prototype monocoque production at GMA’s Dunsfold Park siteHighams Park will continue to build the T.50, ahead of producing the T.50s, T.33, and T.33 Spider

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Building the new Gordon Murray Group HQ at Highams Park near the village of Windlesham saw investment of more than £50 million, and the creation of a broad range of specialized job roles to support full scale production. The new campus will be the Group’s global headquarters – home to a purpose-built 4,300 square meter Vehicle Production Centre, and the Gordon Murray Heritage collection. The site also features a specially-designed Vehicle Dynamics Test Road, used for final validation and pre-delivery checks of new GMA supercars – all set in 54 acres of beautiful English parkland. For customers opting to take delivery of their cars from Highams Park, the new HQ offers the ideal setting at its dedicated Driving Perfection Customer Centre, where owners can specify, set-up, and take delivery of their GMA supercar.

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By: Rex McAfee
Title: Gordon Murray Automotive’s new T.50 production line
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/gordon-murray-automotives-new-t-50-production-line/
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