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Old 09-13-2012, 04:16 PM   #46
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I get the cost savings aspect of that, but then to use 2 mufflers on a single cylinder bike?
Is it similar to the Sertao in that one side is the muffler, and the other side is the cat?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:20 PM   #47
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I doubt it would be a 6-speed since the beginning of time this motor has always been a 5.
I wouldn't doubt that it's a 6-speed. Husky's are known for them.

It also states 6-speed on the Husky website. http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com...specifications
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #48
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But it's not really a husky. It's husky remodeling another bike, which was a BMW.

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I wouldn't doubt that it's a 6-speed. Husky's are known for them.

It also states 6-speed on the Husky website. http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com...specifications
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:00 PM   #49
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But it's not really a husky. It's husky remodeling another bike, which was a BMW.
Read the specs -- says 6-speed.
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:19 PM   #50
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But it's not really a husky. It's husky remodeling another bike, which was a BMW.
Is it though? I agree that it isn't your typical Husky, but aside from the motor, what is the same as the Sertao? Different forks, tank, tranny...

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Old 09-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #51
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While the International edition of Husky's web page says 6 speed, the Oz, UK, French and Italian sites say 5 speed. Given that the Rotax has had 5 speed since time began, I don't think they would retool just for Husky (I would love to be proven wrong, though)
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:35 PM   #52
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They changed the x450 engine from 5 speed to 6 when they stuffed it in the TE449.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #53
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Is it though? I agree that it isn't your typical Husky, but aside from the motor, what is the same as the Sertao? Different forks, tank, tranny...
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:04 AM   #54
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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.
Just checked Kawasakis web site, MSRP for 2013 KLRs is $6,499. Husky purists will hold their nose but, this bike could take a big chunk out of KLR sales. If it proves reliable, the only advantage the KLR has is 6.1 gallon tank & a dealer within 30 miles of anyones house. The KLR is also $500 cheaper but, farkle costs make that a non-issue. The 650 Terra is probably suspended at least equal to a KLR with a Ricor suspension upgrade.

When My KLR wears out in another 80,000 miles a 650 Terra may very well end up being my first Husky.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:09 AM   #55
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My read on the suspension is that the forks are not adjustable, and the rear is rebound adjustable only. That may help explain some of the price.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:24 AM   #56
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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.
I've hit reserve at 240 riding two up but, solo I usually go anywhere from 270 - 290 before reserve & I've never ran a tank completely dry, having once gotten 306 before a fill up. The KLR is deffinatly a top heavy pig though.
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #57
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Looks like they might of improved the far leaning side stand from the video - that would be welcomed.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:08 PM   #58
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Specs list it as having a 6 speed trans, thats good. The forks look like non adjustable, thats bad.

Really?? I missed that... I've been waiting for that one! This engine has been around forever and has been reliable. Aprilia Pegaso and the BMW copycat till today. The biggest thing missing in this engine was a 6th speed!
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:15 PM   #59
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If you want a sub 400 lbs thumper dual sport bike then...it is here KTM 690
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The 690 is a great bike - but also over $10 grand.

And the KTM is also extremely unreliable and often can only be fixed by just a few guys on the planet!

The rotax is super reliable-having 10% more hp is really exciting and I hope doesn't change the reliability.

The old Xchallenge with a 6th speed, 10% more power, 400 watts of electrical output and Ohlins shock... I wonder if the engine would be a direct swap...
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:23 PM   #60
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Whatchya guys talking 'bout? I just read 4 of the links posted here and they all say 5 speed... got me excited for nothing!
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