Why I Purchased A Kawasaki KLR 650

For the last ten year’s I’ve been traveling all over the world with my bicycle. Not a motorcycle, but a bicycle! And on my bicycle trips, I’ve been carrying with me all the gear I need to survive for days, weeks and months on end. When it came to looking for a motorcycle, I wanted a bike that was capable of doing that very same thing – being able to go long-distances and carry a large amount of gear. With the KLR 650’s large 6 gallon gas tank, the bike is capable of traveling more than 300 miles on a single fill up. And with the purchase of a rear rack and sidecases, the bike will be ready for a trip around the world.

The Ability To Carry Another Person

While I live alone and don’t currently have the need to carry another person on the back of my motorcycle, I wanted to get a bike that was capable of carrying another person if there ever came a time in which I wanted or needed to carry another person. Again, the KLR 650 comes equipped to carry two people (as the foot pegs for the second rider come standard) and the bike itself is powerful enough to carry on with a second rider on it’s back.


Powerful Enough To Climb Large Mountains With Ease

Speaking of power. I needed a bike that was capable of climbing long, steep hills and mountains. This is a perfect bike for kids who have kids dirt bike gear. My home is situated at an elevation of approximately 7,500 feet and to get to any of the neighboring cities or towns I need to descend a good 2,000 feet or more. Coming back up that 2,000 foot climb was something I was worried about when picking out my first bike, but I knew that the KLR’s 650 engine would be more than enough to get me up the long, step hills I knew I would be climbing.

When I told other, more experienced riders that I was purchasing a 650 for my very first motorcycle, they thought I might be making a mistake – as they believed it would be much too powerful for me. But to my surprise, the bike really doesn’t feel too big or too powerful. It feels just right and I’m super glad that I went with a 650 over a smaller engine size.

Good Looking

It goes without saying I guess, but I wanted a bike that was good looking. I love the look of BMW 1200 motorcycles, but for my first bike they were simply out of my price range (more on this in a minute). I also understand that the bike you ride or the car you drive says a lot about you. So I wanted a bike that represents who I am as a human being… and I think the Kawasaki KLR 650 does a pretty good job of that. As far as looks go, however, I don’t really like the neon green stripes on the side of my bike. If they were just white or gray, I’d like that a whole lot more. But for now, the neon green color is kind of growing on me.


Easy To Control

Because this is my first motorcycle, I wanted a bike that would be easy to control. I had to buy a new helmet and chose Shoei helmet that is considered one of the best diert bike and snocross helmets. For this reason, I wanted a bike that had a riding position very similar to that of my bicycle. I know that a lot of motorcyclists like the kind of bike where you lean way back with your legs up high and your arms held even higher. But I didn’t want anything like that! For my very first motorcycle, I wanted a bike that would be super easy to control.

Relatively Inexpensive

And finally, I wanted a motorcycle that was within my price range. I had about $5,000 USD that I wanted to spend on my bike, and the KLR fit just inside that price range. While I would have loved to have purchased a BMW motorcycle, I didn’t feel right dishing out that kind of money when I had infact never even ridden a motorcycle before. Even at $5,000 I was slightly fearful that I might buy the bike, learn to ride, and then discover that I hate ridding a motorcycle. That didn’t happen, of course, but I wanted to keep the cost of my bike as low as possible – especially since this whole motorcycling thing was completely new to me.

So there it is! Those are the reasons I bought a Kawasaki KLR 650 as my first motorcycle. It has on-road/off-road capabilities, it has a large gas tank and is capable of covering long distances, it can carry side cases which I would need for touring, it can carry up to two people, it is powerful enough to climb large mountains, it’s good looking, easy to control, and it was right inside of my price range.What about you? Why did you decide to purchase the particular motorcycle that you did? What characteristics were you looking for when you purchased your bike?


How to Market a Graphic Design Company Successfully From the Start

First be sure that your online portfolio looks impressive, both in content and in presentation. This means that it is appealing to look at first. Make the layout attractive and impressive. Be sure to show off your skills there on your own website. If you can’t make yourself seem impressive, who are you going to be able to impress?

Next is to make sure all your clients and work are available to see. Make sure to highlight the best work your graphic design company has done. This allows for a potential client to see the best you have to offer first. Once they see that the company does good work they will be more comfortable using you for their projects.Post your business onto the web its the 21st century ..


Making effective use of business cards is still important in a computer driven world. This means first making it stand out in an attractive way. Many big clients will keep dozens of such cards bundled together, thus it is best to make your card appear more attractive and impressive to a prospective client. But practicality must also be preserved. It is possible that a design may make a card hard to read so keep this in mind when designing it.

Also important to consider is that all contact information should be clear and present. Include email, mailing address, phone number, cell phone number and website. Be sure to print plenty of them, having extras is always better than running out when you need them. Spreading them around is also useful. Leaving them in as many places as possible where they are likely to be noticed by potential clients. This means that you will be recognizable and kept in their memory.

Be sure to consider the identity of your clients. Big companies should have the largest pitch and the biggest offers. When applying to smaller companies try to get positions that will be recurrent and offer frequent work. Try to avoid work that is brief if there are other more dependable jobs available. This doesn’t mean turning down other jobs, just prioritizing larger ones. Also be sure to keep in contact, as if you successful there will be probably be plenty of repeat work for you in the future. .


Your ‘pitch’ skills are crucial. Make sure to pitch well. A successful graphic design company is one that convinces the client that you are working for their success more than your own. It is important to keep this mentality when writing all of your material. Be sure that the client knows that you are committed to making them more successful. Research them thoroughly and become involved in their company. The more you know about them the more likely you are to make a specific, powerful pitch they relate to.

Finally, remember there is no ‘annoying’ in applying for the job. Check in personally; make sure all the information on your graphic design company is available to the client. Make sure they are up to date on any accomplishments and offers you have. Be sure to pitch often and persistently while you pursue a job. Just try to avoid begging, while still remaining persistent in getting the job and working with the company.