Killing the Un-Killable KLR650 - Kawasaki Review

23 Grd 2018
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Cockroaches, twinkies and KLR650s: they survive everything. We attempt to kill an original 1987 KLR by drowning, crashing, jumping, towing and other torture testing. Team Green may have buried their adventure bike in the 2018 graveyard of discontinued motorcycles. But after digging this one up… it may never die.
Gear breakdown:
Icon Raiden DKR Jacket -
Klim Krios Karbon Adventure Helmet -
100 Percent Accuri Goggles -
Revit Orlando H2O Jeans -
Sidi Armada Gore-Tex Boots -
Klim Powerxross Gore-Tex Gloves -
Cinematographer & Editor: Aneesh Shivanekar

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  • What network is picking this man up? Seriously, professional production! Your videos are too polished for yt. Thank you for the content! I will watch them all!

    Jerry JohnsonJerry JohnsonPrieš dieną
  • Make another video like this with the DR650!!

  • I had a 2007 KLR 650, Loved it!!! They say that the KLR was never great at anything but did EVERYTHING any other bike couldn't do. I miss my KLR after watching this great vid!

    TLCTLCPrieš 2 dienas
  • s'bad.

    Brandon MBrandon MPrieš 3 dienas
  • Glad to see a proper milk-crate :)

    Greg MGreg MPrieš 3 dienas
  • Wtf is wrong with rotella?

    moondogmoondogPrieš 3 dienas
  • When I was a kid growing up in central Indiana, I thought the KLR would be the perfect motorcycle. Take the actual road, or a dirt road, or cut across the edges of crop fields. Strap stuff down to the back or just wear a backpack. I never did buy one, focusing on street bikes instead, but I still admire them.

    Timothy CoyneTimothy CoynePrieš 3 dienas
  • you ass .. now i have soda all over my keyboard from that "heeere fluffy fluffy.. free mod" .. such a shame that i cant find any KLR 650 here in Denmark ..

    LadosligeseLadosligesePrieš 5 dienų
  • This was honestly the best laugh I've had in a while. Thanks and great job with the 'repairs' 😂

    Kirito FujikawaKirito FujikawaPrieš 5 dienų
  • I had a transalp 650 and watching you flight test the KLR bought back a lot of memories; right down to punching a hole in the engine block, and fixing it with JB weld- though my hole wasn't as big and I used quiksteel. Good times.

    Adam NashAdam NashPrieš 6 dienų
  • Here Fluffy Fluffy Fluffy!! Lmaoooooo

    s 9s 9Prieš 7 dienų
  • Man, you have chosen paintings that describe Greek mythology as well as the motorcycle perfectly too. You are a genius, like tal was in chess.👍

    Shailaja Nandan RathShailaja Nandan RathPrieš 8 dienų
  • Damn dude. Did you really need to chop down a tree just for a youtube video? It would have been just as good without.

    1 31 3Prieš 8 dienų
  • I have the 250 model, same year. I finally lost compression, but a rebuilt kit is on the way. Ill never get rid of that bike

    Nick StengerNick StengerPrieš 8 dienų
  • Every video I watch makes me wanna ride the Motorcycle 🏍 featured. Keep up the good work my friend

    lazybrumlazybrumPrieš 9 dienų
  • One of those was the only (motorized) bike I've ever piloted.

    spacewater7spacewater7Prieš 9 dienų
  • One of those was the only (motorized) bike I've ever piloted.

    spacewater7spacewater7Prieš 9 dienų
  • Would you guys be interested in doing a review on xt250? Il loan you mine to beat the hell outta if you make a torture test with it- from a dude in ontario

    Charles ThibaultCharles ThibaultPrieš 10 dienų
  • Damn ,now it's something ELSE to look for on Craigslist!😵

    Davey SmithDavey SmithPrieš 11 dienų
  • Sh#t bastard ain't ez to kill

    • Good thing it's killable

  • My old roomate called my old first gen klr “the jurassic park bike” it was fuckin tall loud and bulletproof

    Raymond JohansenRaymond JohansenPrieš 12 dienų
  • Ask the kawasaki guys about the vibrations at highway speeds. Or the cam chain tensioners. Or the shiitty cooling systems which there are several mods to fix. Or the near 600 lbs and 38 horsepower. The bike is a pooch. Slow. Heavy and flawed.

    Harmon Greer IIIHarmon Greer IIIPrieš 13 dienų
  • please make review of suzuki dr650

    Mr xXxMr xXxPrieš 13 dienų
  • Having owned two of these mules... I can confirm everything in this video is true. Even the doohickey... even on the newer model! But perhaps it's greatest value is the aftermarket is massive. There are no shortage of mods, farkles and upgrades one can do to these things. Everything from way better breaks to larger displacement heads for a few more ponies. I might own another some day, just for nostalgia sake. But it's really not a very good motorcycle at anything in particular. But it is cheap, and you can make if your own. The community is awesome, and you can get to the top of the same hill at a tenth of the price they are asking for those BMWs, but with much less snobbery and more camaraderie.

    Eco MouseEco MousePrieš 14 dienų
  • DR650 better.

    Ethan AdeyEthan AdeyPrieš 14 dienų
    • Bearings in rims are only one sided, so no water crossing, no grease on handle bar

      Ethan AdeyEthan AdeyPrieš 14 dienų
    • DR top stepped is 120 kph

      Ethan AdeyEthan AdeyPrieš 14 dienų
  • NETFLIX give him his show already!!!

    Josh ChopsJosh ChopsPrieš 17 dienų
  • USMC did a diesel conversion. Cool AF.

    Thomas SpencerThomas SpencerPrieš 17 dienų
  • 1:40 LA Beast puke music comes on

    The Man From The InternetThe Man From The InternetPrieš 18 dienų
  • 4:01 "Free mod"

    Ravi MishraRavi MishraPrieš 19 dienų
  • amsoil is the best

    Michael SteevesMichael SteevesPrieš 20 dienų
  • KLR650s and Volvo 140s both last longer than you really want them to.

    Necessary EvilNecessary EvilPrieš 21 dieną
  • there's just something about bikes like the klr 650, the dr200, among others, that just seem to attract me, whether it be that they are unkillable, or that you can do stuff with them that they were never meant to do and they do it. I have a dr200 and ive used on a proper motocross track, sure its not the fastest there is, but it does whatever i ask it

    James RuebJames RuebPrieš 21 dieną
  • Hey I would like to get your professional take on an 82 Yamaha 750 xl with dirt tires and cargo on it for an adventure bike ?I've got a welder and carbon fiber is possible the suspension is sort of adjustable. Also I would like your opinion of that scene where Clint Eastwood was walking that motorcycle through the desert with a chick on the back. I forget the name of the movie. Doods got long legs.

    John RutledgeJohn RutledgePrieš 23 dienas
  • "Even if you are neglectful, know that I will get you through one way or another, whether you like it or not". Sounds like mum! On a skeet shooting trip, I accidentally made a hole through uncle's KLR - right in the engine case - with a missed shot. He treated the darn thing as garbage before, to the point that hole was LITERALLY covered with welded scraps from a nearby farm's workshop. We ran and stopped many times, even to the point of pushing that cow until we reached home. Heap of oil and gasoline perfumed us both, but she still rode us home with gapping breath. Didn't know where my shot actually hit, but only God knew what kind of strength KLR had in her day. Cried when seeing Ryan patch his with only JB weld and a beer can. Lots of memory.

    Hai Nhat PhungHai Nhat PhungPrieš 23 dienas
  • ryan deserves to replace any automotive show out there. never seen quality content like this anywhere else

    xsjado1airxsjado1airPrieš 23 dienas
  • This video is a new x-mas tradition.

    XMcBainXUSAXMcBainXUSAPrieš 23 dienas
  • Please do honda xrv750

    Fragkiskos SigalasFragkiskos SigalasPrieš 24 dienas
  • Your work is like BBC Documentary. Keep up the great work.

    Himalaya KalyaniHimalaya KalyaniPrieš 27 dienų
  • new top gear sucks dick its true

    JIM MellingsJIM MellingsPrieš 28 dienų
  • Ho ho hooooohhh shit 🤔😁😂🤣

    LA PrepperLA PrepperPrieš mėn
  • I'm buying a new computer so I can create amazing content like this

    LA PrepperLA PrepperPrieš mėn
  • Anybody recognize this song please tell my the title 13:30

    Pascal KargutPascal KargutPrieš mėn
  • Brilliant. And subscribed. And would love to see you do a mad 100% farkled out KLR video with every upgrade humanly possible. :)

    John VeonJohn VeonPrieš mėn
  • Can’t understand why some network hasn’t scooped him up paying him the millions he deserves.

    Craig TurnerCraig TurnerPrieš mėn
  • i did two trips thru Mexico on a KLR...finally id a final trip thru Central America and got rid of her....what a beast but uncomfortable as all git out!!

    David WrightDavid WrightPrieš mėn
  • The production quality of this video is SUPERB! The first nostalgia part could be a standalone video by itself, lol.

    Sam AndersonSam AndersonPrieš mėn
  • Hey Ryan. Big fan. I ride (obviously) and am musician as well and I always approve of your amazing sound track making abilities. I particularly am curious about the heavy metal samples in this video. Would love to know what tracks and artists they're performed by. Merry season of holidays to you, sir.

    Roadz Less TraveledRoadz Less TraveledPrieš mėn
  • I want the USMC diesel version. Also: I had a 2016, and wish I still had it.

    neemguy81neemguy81Prieš mėn
  • Good work. How about a concours 1000 test . 20 year run with only a few small changes, see if you can wear one out.

    Kevin BresnahanKevin BresnahanPrieš mėn
  • Best thing I ever did was buy a new 2015 KLR 650 back in 2015, I have really enjoyed it, over 26k miles ridden so far & getting about 60 mpg around town (on rec 90 fuel).

    Daniel FentonDaniel FentonPrieš mėn
  • How in the hell am i not paying for this

    Advaitt AshokAdvaitt AshokPrieš mėn
  • The most amazing video ever made. Should be an academy award.

    Captain KLR650Captain KLR650Prieš mėn
  • KLR: Kawasaki Lunar Reconnaissance

    TS50ERTS50ERPrieš mėn
  • This reminds me of when Jeremy Clarkson did. the Toyota pick up. That thing never died

    Is Nos Mos ValloIs Nos Mos ValloPrieš mėn
  • Way too annoying to watch all the way through.

    eduardo sampoiaeduardo sampoiaPrieš mėn
  • I don’t think the animalist will like this video very much… but hey, they’re probably watching a video with the latest bicycles and how to make water using they own urine….

    JagTigerIVJagTigerIVPrieš mėn
  • The Australian army is selling off a bunch of these in camo patern with long range tanks and shit. Tempted to pick one up at auction for shits and giggles.

    Bernard PhillipsBernard PhillipsPrieš mėn
  • Big fan here, just started my youtube channel recently and posting videos weekly, you were an inspiration. Here is my latest video:

    FansaburousFansaburousPrieš mėn
  • "Here fluffy fluffy fluffy,Free mod" I died laughing 😂

    Nigel D'souzaNigel D'souzaPrieš mėn
  • press f to pay respects

    TheDriver69TheDriver69Prieš mėn
  • Klr meaning killer that means it only kills other bikes 😂

    Kiran M RKiran M RPrieš mėn
  • Triple threat. Entertainment, science/education and insolence. Getting better all the time.

    hansy3hansy3Prieš mėn
  • i am 1:40 minutes into the video and i already like it - you're an awesome content creator! i have just gotten my KLX650 out of the shop 5 days ago and i havent stopped riding it ever since. these kawasakis are amazing bikes and id probably only sell mine to get the 2021 KLX hahahaha

    donald sdonald sPrieš mėn
  • That guy with the long legs that played Mr haircut spaghetti man italioon wreck yet muddy town guy ,Clint north wood said I could get some good poutine round about these woods ifn I could convince that bear that shlits don't stick hard to rabbit fur ?

    John RutledgeJohn RutledgePrieš mėn
  • Would you just go ahead and design and manufacture something worth a shit please ?

    John RutledgeJohn RutledgePrieš mėn
  • What happens if you have to poop land you've got the flour deli slandwlich on thempwaldorf salad of slaint luarence doing the Alaskan twitch for o creamed corn moose ?

    John RutledgeJohn RutledgePrieš mėn
  • You play video games ?

    John RutledgeJohn RutledgePrieš mėn
  • The commercial looked like the yellow emperor was getting a breakfast.

    John RutledgeJohn RutledgePrieš mėn
  • Texas would suck for a long time. If you were riding a fart in the wind.

    John RutledgeJohn RutledgePrieš mėn
  • Then you see on facebook marketplace : Kawasaki KLR 650 owed by 60 years old Never run hard , never dropped , had all maintenance done, never touch the water . Highway miles only 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    JulioJulioPrieš mėn
  • Even if they made the bike expensive and sold it today it would still sell.

    16-Bit Bernie16-Bit BerniePrieš mėn
  • The Toyota pickup of motorcycles

    16-Bit Bernie16-Bit BerniePrieš mėn
  • O Fortuna ...

    B BenekeB BenekePrieš mėn
  • crazy how that made 44 horse and my 05 KX250f makes 40, modern mx bikes even more lol technology is crazy

    John ClerkeJohn ClerkePrieš mėn
  • I wanna see the KLR vs the BRP

    Jared ZJared ZPrieš mėn
  • Thanks for that klr650 failed killer review

    Alexander OrtAlexander OrtPrieš mėn
  • Doohickey needs to be attended to

    dbdbPrieš mėn
  • Remember a channel called Halfthrottle? He used to post some of the best KLR abuse on LTworlds.

    Andreas DAndreas DPrieš mėn
  • Here in India we do all that in Hero Splendor😂😂😂

    Abhishek A RAbhishek A RPrieš mėn
  • who watch this review more then once??

    Carlos CollinsCarlos CollinsPrieš mėn

    EllisIsntHereEllisIsntHerePrieš mėn
  • I really like the 80’ soundtrack on the background. Nice touch

    O. L.O. L.Prieš mėn
  • Sir Ryan is a Spielberg-esque genius!!! Part Genius/Part Madman!!! The best presenter hands down on the planet!!! Thank you again for another masterpiece!!!

    Drew HjelmelandDrew HjelmelandPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Reminds me of my Suzuki dr650

    Black SheepBlack SheepPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • ummmm just saying you don't need to kill a sheep to get its wool 3:59 lol

    Thelmo TrenemanThelmo TrenemanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • " Cheap never goes out of style " , I LOVE the milk crate . My KLR ate its internals over the ' doo-hickie ' - a got another KLR and the FIX .Now I have LOTS of spare parts .

    Redd GardnerRedd GardnerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • love your videos, but that was a lot of oil engine over water and sand, i really hope you cleaned it all.

    Manuel MartinezManuel MartinezPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Emissions regulations are about the stupidest shit that the masses have ever bought, hook line and sinker. It's not about "saving the environment' it's about clipping the nuts of the Cis White Male. It's about control. If you believe that vehicle exhaust and cow farts are killing the planet then you would not doubt get in a fist fight to defend the "we landed on the moon!" story. Fuckin' sheep. The greatest tragedy of my life is that I am counted amongst you.

    smartacus88smartacus88Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Now I want one

    Prestia2011Prestia2011Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • I killed mine!! Put over 70.000 miles on it in 4 years and one day a lady decided to pull out in front of me and park in the lane. Needless to say RIP old blue! Thanks for saving my life

    BenJamin CraigBenJamin CraigPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 3:00 is that a drag race start?

    LorenzoLorenzoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Lol... If KLR'S was strong enough then why many piston aircraft blows their crankcase and spit rods? Its all in the hands of the owner dude.

    ACER C.E.ACER C.E.Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • As a Driver of another old ironside of the late 80s/early 90s , the Suzuki DR650R ,it was such a fun to watch ... Would my todays KTM 690 have such a good condition in future :D

    666Karliseppel666KarliseppelPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Any thoughts on dr vs klr ?

    animalscruffanimalscruffPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • KLRs were made from recycled nokias

    digital peerdigital peerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • The toyota hilux of the motorcycle world

    Donnovan okothDonnovan okothPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 6:50 "I present to you, 6-5-0 Submarine" Fucking hilarious... xD

    RiftwalkerRiftwalkerPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • commovente

    matteo mossamatteo mossaPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • This is cruel!!!!

    Angel ArthurAngel ArthurPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Best reviews in the universe.

    attilamaradiattilamaradiPrieš 2 mėnesius