Video: commuting KLR style

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Created to promote RevZilla’s stock of Adventure Touring gear, the concept behind this video was, “What if you really got to play each day on your ride to work?” This is why riding to work on a motorcycle is awesome.

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Thanks for the tip, Michael.

  • noone1569

    Sure beats the 11 miles of traffic I fight.

  • Mark D

    Cool video! Those KLRs apparently make great city bikes, too, I see them all over the place.

    Know what’s the best thing about riding to work? No radio. No amateur, juvenile comedians playing market-approved alt-rock, no sports talk hosts who’s sense of priorities in life are severely skewed, no NPR to remind me of the limitless horrors occurring around the world. Just blissful exhaust and wind.

    Oh, and lane-splitting. Can’t forget lane-splitting (legal or not!)

    • noone1569

      I agree! I can usually shave 5 – 10 minutes off of my morning commute even without acting like a total asshat squid.

      • pplassm

        You lane-splitting guys in Cali make me sad.

  • Core

    That was a sweet video. Especially there at the end, where he’s tracking up the place.
    That seemed so “real” to me, so human. Awesome.

    I also noticed he had no mirrors… some places require that and some don’t?

  • knuckledonkey

    Love the vid and the bike. The KLR is next on my list.

    But I have to tell you, that RevIt gear put together costs more than a used late model KLR.

    Glad they didn’t put him on a 800GS or something.

  • pplassm

    At one time I had a job where the commute was like that. I used an IT425, though. Now my commute is 20 miutes of slab-o-rama.

    I’d hate to push that KLR as hard as the Revzilla rider did. The inevitable crash will set off seismographs worldwide.

  • klrblackbird

    ditto what pplassm says about the seismic shift when the biggen keels over. I love my ’09 KLR, though, big hips and all. If you look close at the opening scene it looks like knobbies on it, not street appropriate wannabe’s, so that would help some. Talented rider either way.