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Mud in Your Eye

Zombie Apocalypse - Motorcycle or UTV?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
The Kawasaki KLR650 is a trusty adventure touring steed. Motorcycle USA takes a 2012 KLR and turns it into the shops project bike.
2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 EPS Model.
Now that we’ve seen our first zombie eating a Florida man’s face, it’s time to bug out. Fortunately, the outbreak is in Miami, which is about as far away from the MotoUSA headquarters as possible. But, even if Rudy Eugene, aka the Miami Zombie, is the first, the virus is bound to spread quickly.

I’ve got several motorcycles, ATVs and side-by-sides in the garage to choose from. I’m most comfortable on a dirt bike, but they just don’t go far enough on a single tank. I’m leaning toward the KLR650 project bike for its long range, nimbleness, storage racks, true on-off capability and abundance of parts. Plus, we installed Dunlop 606 dual sport tires so I can head for the hills with confidence. Unfortunately, it’s suffering from an electrical gremlin so I might have to leave it behind.

In that case I’m taking a different Kawasaki – the Teryx4. Then I won’t have to swerve as much – just lock in the differential and run ‘em down. I can also haul other survivors and plenty of spare gas and supplies, and the new centrifugal clutch/CVT will help avoid the dreaded belt failure.

The flesh-eating has begun. Which would you take?
Post Tags: Zombie Apocalypse, dirt bike, UTV
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Comments
sanbaby September 4, 2012 08:29 AM
like the blog
gggplaya May 31, 2012 02:22 PM
In either case, range doesn't matter because eventually you'll run out of fuel and they will catch up to you. I'm bugging in, but i'll still need a vehicle to get around and scavenge. I would get a UTV in diesel and convert it to vegetable oil. Or an electric UTV and buy a wind turbine and solar panels.
fkranich23 May 30, 2012 11:09 AM
I would take the KLR, I feel like if I had move quickly from a zombie infested area it would be able to do so and get you through tighter areas. I also feel it would be more badass on a KLR to use a saw'd-off shotgun to blow out some zombie brains then on the Teryx.
509MXFan May 29, 2012 05:33 PM
KLR. Even as capable as the Teryx is, the fuel range would stifle you, and you would end up stuck somewhere unable to get yourself un-stuck.