RIP Kawasaki KLR650: 1987-2018

The end is nigh for the venerable Kawasaki KLR650, as the long-running dual-sport is reportedly being discontinued, ending a production run that traces back to 1987.

Reports of the KLR650’s demise first popped up last month (Australian Dirt Bike was one of the earliest to report it) based on a leaked memo dated Sept. 14 allegedly sent to dealers from the executive vice president of sales of Kawasaki U.S.A. Most of the letter was redacted in the leak except for a paragraph about factory-to-dealer incentives reading:

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