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Old 09-18-2012, 01:20 AM   #76
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FWIW....... Not much of a first ride impression but it's better than nothing.
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Old 09-18-2012, 03:28 AM   #77
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I agree with you Ricky but the engine doesn't have a 6th gear and won't ever have one.
And imho I don't think it needs one. Plenty of torque and smoothness in this motor to accommodate a wide 5 speed box (which it already has).
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:15 AM   #78
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FWIW....... Not much of a first ride impression but it's better than nothing.
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/908/14...irst-Ride.aspx
That seat:footpeg distance certainly looks to favor the short of inseam-

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:04 AM   #79
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I just got rid of the GSXR, fixing to pull the trigger on a Brand New dual sport. Had my sights set on the TE511. I dont see these 650s on Huskys US website.

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:28 AM   #80
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I just got rid of the GSXR, fixing to pull the trigger on a Brand New dual sport. Had my sights set on the TE511. I dont see these 650s on Huskys US website.

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They appear to be updating the Husky site, they have 2 dual sport sections, and I'm sure that will be fixed come October when the Strada and Terra are supposed to be making their US appearance.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:28 AM   #81
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I was hoping they would have a different seat for the Terra that wasn't scooped out like that.

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That seat:footpeg distance certainly looks to favor the short of inseam-

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:35 AM   #82
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I can't understand why they put a firmer suspension on the more street oriented Strada when the off road machine is the one that people might push harder than it's capable of. Everyone who goes offroad usually tries to jump their bike, even over the smallest of jumps just to say they did it.
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:38 AM   #83
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Man do I ever hate the ass end of that bike. That sport bike looking appendage is just wrong hanging off the back of a supposedly offroad capable bike.

I know, opinions are like.........
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:54 AM   #84
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Man no one is ever happy! This thread is just a larger CC repeat of the new Honda 250 thread. Everyone wants a KTM, but they want it for 5g and then never want to do anything but change the oil and they only want to do that every 10,000 miles.

I think this bike is great and I can’t wait to see one in person. It has a seat height that I and everyone else under 6ft can handle and is under ten grand. It has USD forks from the factory so the 1% who really rip and tear can upgrade much easier. I see this and the new Honda 250 in my garage in the next year or so and I bet in a lot of other peoples as well. I love my Dakar and this seems like a logical transition from it to a new bike. hell if they would have kept the factory low option on the 250 husky i might have one of them instead of the honda!
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:47 AM   #85
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I agree with you Ricky but the engine doesn't have a 6th gear and won't ever have one.
So any thoughts on the 570 as RTW tourer Lukas? I love everything about that bike except my fear that it'd never make 20K miles. Prove me wrong though! Add an oil cooler, drop the compression a bit (I'd be fine with the power of the 450) how many miles do think you could get out of one if you were trying?
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:08 AM   #86
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Man no one is ever happy! ....
At least I wasn't bitching about the five speed or being grossly overweight. I just said it has a fugly ass.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:15 AM   #87
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They appear to be updating the Husky site, they have 2 dual sport sections, and I'm sure that will be fixed come October when the Strada and Terra are supposed to be making their US appearance.

I noticed that too. I guess ill just wait and see. But @ $6999.00 seems a great price for a Husky. Might have to look at these over an XRL.

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Old 09-18-2012, 10:45 AM   #88
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I noticed that too. I guess ill just wait and see. But @ $6999.00 seems a great price for a Husky. Might have to look at these over an XRL.

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XRL will still probably be the better dirtbike. I think this fits more in the DR/KLR zone, except with more HP.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #89
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I need to get my hands on one asap to get started on a seat. I think they will sell allot of these.
That was my first thought... that "you" need to get busy with a replacement seat, I'll be first in line for a Terra w/SC seat!
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:05 PM   #90
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I think this fits more in the DR/KLR zone, except with more HP.
Wow, I hope so! I've had my KLR is some tight places but it has a real suspension on it. My thought was to add more horsepower to my KLR after I dropped the weight down to manageable number. I was just getting ready to start that project. Then, the Husky TR650 showed up. Gettting 58 hp out of a KLR engine is next to impossible and I was going to have to step up to another engine (Versys) to get what I wanted. This seems like such a better deal overall, that I just need to go get one. Can't wait for October. I'll probably still build the KLRE650 at some point but I'll take my time with it.

The Husky TR is on my shortlist. I'll be getting it as a Christmas present to myself. Like everyone else, I too think that it's heavy, but I feel that can be dealt with easy enough. If this bike is truely meant to compete for KLR and DR sales, then the aftermarket will set up and offer some cool stuff for it. The bike needs to sell, to get that ball rolling.
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