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Old 09-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

MSRP of $6999???!!!!! Sign me up!! Bye bye wee!! (been wanting a more offroadable DS bike for some time now)...liking everything i'm reading so far on this bike!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:00 AM   #2
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Eek

Uh, pics?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #3
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I'm not seeing it listed for the USA in 2013?

http://www.heroesridehuskys.com/page...tGuide_web.pdf
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:54 AM   #4
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http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews...nd-tr650-terra
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #6
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Is there a ride report to go along with that pic?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:59 PM   #7
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Haven't seen ride reports yet...but they sure are pretty.

At that price, this thing could turn some heads.

And yes, there are far too many threads on these bikes.

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Old 09-12-2012, 04:34 AM   #8
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What was the normal pricing of the TE630 before runout sales started over there?
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:23 AM   #9
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TE630 was $9k list price in US.

This is a repackaged G650 BMW, with some improvements and a 10% HP increase. The new Husky 650 Terra and Strada look nice for their purposes, but less off-road and performance-oriented and they carry much more weight than the TE630 (around 340lbs vs 405lbs).
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:50 AM   #10
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TE630 was $9k list price in US.

This is a repackaged G650 BMW, with some improvements and a 10% HP increase..
Agreed. A 400+ pound thumper dirtbike doesn't make much sense to me.
It may sway a few people who were considering a Sertao, but I can't imagine these will sell.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:26 AM   #11
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Is there a ride report to go along with that pic?

BMW uses that exact same back drop for the introduction of almost every model line.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:50 AM   #12
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$6999 list price

Well at that price I would certainly consider it... I've heard the Rotax motor is a good, and at that price it could compete with a KLR to a certain degree. The new Honda NC700x is in the same price rage and is an indirect competitor as is a vstrom... The fact is the dual/Adventure sport segment is pretty loose in it's definition and consumers needs/wants. It will also bite into dr650 sales... The price is right and the specs are acceptable

In some respects, I think they should have stuffed the rotax in the old TE chassis
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:57 AM   #13
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Agreed. A 400+ pound thumper dirtbike doesn't make much sense to me.
It may sway a few people who were considering a Sertao, but I can't imagine these will sell.

Even Husqvarna in their press releases state that the Terra is for "asphalt-based and light terrain motorcycling fun." This undoubtedly is a road-bike at heart, meant to compete with the KLR's of the world. At this price, with what you are getting compared to a KLR, I could see it doing just that.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:34 AM   #14
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I agree, not a TE replacement, but rather, a modern KLR.

I think it looks like a winner.
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...but don't get the big tank. that 650 rotax does produce great mpg however, but they are putting out 58 horsepower with the motor so it may be less.

If you want me to buy it as an adventure tourer/KLR replacement, give me more than a 3.5 gallon tank?

You're right, usually those motors do produce pretty good MPG. Interested to see what kind of range it gets.
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