2017 KR500 announced !

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2017 KR500 announced !

Post by StrokerBoy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:26 pm

Did anyone see the Retro Reboot feature in Classic Mechanics magazine last month ? 145bhp/145Kg square-four fuel-injected two-stroke. I've cleared a space in my garage already... [-o<

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Post by pepsi » Mon Nov 21, 2016 3:38 pm

cool but me thinks phoney :wink:

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Post by StrokerBoy » Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:12 pm

Some UK rags try and pass off unlikely artists impressions as leaked factory info regarding a definite new model. Not this one, they're 100% fantasy, just dreaming out loud really. Check out Kar's website.

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Post by Binetta Steve » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:08 pm

Those pipes look very Yamaha 350LC

The original KR500 s had end cans

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Post by 500bernie » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:36 pm

If I win the Euro Millions, I will commission one - in red

Well they now saying that the environmental saviour (the diesel) is now the devil really, so I would like to think of a world inhabited by brand new KR500s and perhaps a couple of Wartburgs for when it is cold or wet 8)
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Post by podman » Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:36 pm

Ohhhhh lovely, if only....CMM said back in 2015 IDP Moto would actually manufacture a batch of Kars re-design of the retro rebooted RD350LC but no mention of that for quite some time...shame as im sure they would find buyers.

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Post by StrokerBoy » Thu Nov 24, 2016 2:46 pm

Binetta Steve wrote:Those pipes look very Yamaha 350LC

The original KR500 s had end cans
Yeah, he's done 2 different designs, there are proper end-cans on the green (and blue) one here :

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Re: 2017 KR500 announced !

Post by 500bernie » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:03 am

Hi Guys,
Hope you all had a great Christmas.
Just been reading through the older posts (as there is nothing worth watching on TV).
I am still dreaming about how I will spend my lottery winnings (ticket bought),
A twostroke square four would be at the top of the list still.
Cheers Bernie 8)
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Re: 2017 KR500 announced !

Post by Gerrit » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:25 pm

A two-stroke square four would mean a Suzuki RG500 whether in street or race version as a real KR500 is unobtanium. You could always buy the 1982 KR500 in the Tamiya 1:12 version of course!
But if you want something really wicked, Bernie, how about a 1960s Suzuki 250 square four, official factory designations RZ63, RZ64 and RZ65, but better known as the "Whispering Death"?
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Re: 2017 KR500 announced !

Post by 500bernie » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:43 pm

Hi Gerrit, if I did win the lottery, I would make Korky an offer he could not refuse 8)
Or have a replica built from scratch.
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