It will be fine in the power department. I have a buddy - in fact the one that sent me this - who has a sidecar rig on a KLR. If he can do it, the SCR can certainly do it. Will it be a speed demon? No, but it is a sidecar rig, it isnít supposed to be. But it will handle the roads just fine, and honestly we donít know what the owner is planning to do with it. Interstate may not be awesome, but 2 lane highway roads would be neat.
Anyone have an scr or heard of a bolt overheating? Honest question because I do think that could be a concern depending on how itís ridden and I wonder under what circumstances this engine overheats.
Also, on a side note, it cracks me up how different communities of riders approach the hp question. Iíve owned bikes from 23 hp all the way up to 135 hp and toured on each of them. I actually was looking for a 50 hp bike when I got the SCR, that is just about right for me and my personal gold standard. I just came off of a CRF250L, and I feel like I have oodles of power, then I get here and everyone complains about how underpowered these bikes are. All relative I suppose, and perhaps a function of being over 50 as well. A lot less desire for lots of hp these days, more desire to stop and smell the roses. Or manure, ya know, depending on where Iím riding.
Gray is faster. Itís science.