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KLR 250-D8 Marine Corps Motorcycle

Primary function: Alternate means of transporting messages, documents, light cargo and conducting reconnaissance.
Length: 7 ft. (2.13 meters)
Weight: 258 lbs. (117.13 kilograms)
Estimated Range: 210 miles highway
Unit Replacement Cost: $5,500

Features: The KLR 250-D8 is a lightweight, rugged, commercial, cross-country motorcycle that has been modified for military use. It provides an alternate means of transporting messages, documents, and light cargo between units. The KLR 250-D8 may also be used to transport forward observers, military police and reconnaissance personnel. It is equipped with two detachable document carrying cases. The size and construction of the KLR 250 make it highly mobile on all roads and cross-country terrain. The 1991 model KLR 250-D8 replaces the 1984 KLR 250.

Background: The KLR 250-D8 is the second generation of Marine Corps Motorcycle. Its proven versatility has made it a crucial asset to field commanders when used as an alternate means of communication. Its basic commercial design provides easy access to repair parts and commercial service facilities if required.

Date last modified: 12/15/95

Last Modified on June 17, 1999