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Old 09-12-2012, 11:37 AM   #16
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Is there a ride report to go along with that pic?
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=new+husky+tr650...ual+sport+2013
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #17
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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.
You're not wrong about wanting a larger tank size, but the KLR is pretty unique among cheap thumpers in coming with a super-sized 6 gallon tank. Most rely on after-market to address.

Range to dead on side of the road should be 200 miles with the Husky?
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:48 PM   #18
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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.
If you can extend the fuel range, this is a very capable bike in an attractive package~I'd say they are going to sell well.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #19
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You're not wrong about wanting a larger tank size, but the KLR is pretty unique among cheap thumpers in coming with a super-sized 6 gallon tank. Most rely on after-market to address.
And it comes at a cost too. On my old KLR, with a full tank and my fat-ass ex-girlfriend on the back, that thing was so damn top heavy. And to be honest, the KLR doesn't get that great of mileage anyway. I averaged 240 miles/tank. If I could get 200 out of this small tank, I would be more than happy.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #20
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assuming they map it at 60mpg (the g650 is getting even more than that)
that already equals over 200 mi range (tank is 3.5g). this is very good.
I find with my wife's current 650GS, her real world average is about 53 with mix road/off-road so I always figure on the low side. This bike should be good for 180 miles pretty easy, with low fuel-light coming on around 150 ~ assuming no fuel gauge.

I agree most cases where gas can be had within 200 miles - but unfortunately we all get in situations where the route is longer than expected and this bikes tanks still seems a tad small.

Maybe the ADVTank guys will seize the opportunity!
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:41 PM   #21
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found this:
http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motor...TR650Terra.htm

not sure where i got 3.5G? it says 3.08G. sorry.
wait that's imperial and us both at 3.08???
I think the 3.08 is Imperial Gallons.

http://www.cyclenews.com/articles/ne...dual-sporters/

The places I've seen has it listed as 3.5 US Gallons.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:47 PM   #22
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Straight from the Husqvarna website...http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com...specifications

14L tank, 2.5L reserve.

aka, 3.69 gallon tank, .66 gallon reserve.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:50 PM   #23
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An X-Challenge without the X-Challenge "flaws": No airshock, a reasonable price, and an extra gallon of fuel capacity. Not crazy about the extra 50 pounds, but they throw in an extra 5HP, so I'll forgive them..

I love my X-Challenge as a lightweight adventure bike. This new bike is essentially what I have been making my X-Challenge into. Not sure how many people have the same taste as me, but I would be all over this (if I didn't already own essentially the same thing).
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:44 PM   #24
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Cheaper buy-in doesn't make it any more appealing I'm afraid. The same reasons I don't want a BMW650 are the same ones I don't want the Hoosky version.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:49 PM   #25
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I agree, would never consider it at any price. But should steal some KLR sales and rightly so....
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:06 PM   #26
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I have a 2009 bmw g650gs and it is a great bike. I bought it new in 2009 and it now has 28,000+ miles.
My average mpg is 70-72mpg doing 70mph on the superslab. My low fuel light came on this morning at 232 miles, got gas 2 miles later and I had a half gallon left (used 3.6 gallons): you do the math 232/3.6=?? (my 2009 has the 4.1 US gallon tank).
BMW is going after the KLR riders with this bike. The terra is the off-road version and the strada is the on-road version.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #27
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Interesting to see how they spread the fuel tank out which looks to be in the traditional "gas tank" location. Totally different dash too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeNOCGSTGpM
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:50 PM   #28
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I reckon Eric will be making X Tanks for these pretty quickly.

With an X Tank on my X Challenge it gave 17 litres which could give me between 400-470 klms depending on the conditions.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:08 AM   #29
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Interesting to see how they spread the fuel tank out which looks to be in the traditional "gas tank" location. Totally different dash too.
Indeed. Sertao has an under the seat tank.

Long, somewhat dramatic shots in this vid, but you get nice closeups of the dash and tank...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iadv7DMAIbk
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:38 AM   #30
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Interesting tidbit that no one has mentioned is Husky/BMW went old school and used a steel frame and a steel swingarm. No wonder it's heavy.

I get the cost savings aspect of that, but then to use 2 mufflers on a single cylinder bike?
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