I remember when I once rode my 04 KLR250 on the highway, found myself at full throttle just hardly keeping up with the flow of traffic. Cross winds bullied me alot of times, engine sounded like it was screaming. Not a comfortable or worthy highway bike. Nice country road doing 50 mph was better for me.
I bought the KLR 250 new cause I liked riding at the time on trails and wanted a dual purpose for legally getting me to the trails. It's a fun trail bike to ride, but by no means a motocross 2 stroke bike feel off road power wise.
Kawasaki has been making the KLR 250 for a few decades and never changed the engine much at all. It's well built bike, but I think for someone who weighs under 160 would find it to be more faster at top end. For some reason mine hated to start after sitting for a month or longer and would require alot of kick starting and a min of choke almost until it warmed up.
The KLR 650 is a little more highway friendly but not by much. I found the 650 not as fun for off road riding even though it is capable of it.
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