The KLR 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 may also be used by forward observers, military police and reconnaissance personnel. The size and construction make it highly mobile on all roads and cross-country terrain. The 1991 model KLR replaces the 1984 model.