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Old 01-07-2013, 08:18 AM   #16
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Have to agree somewhat with Ed about average. Lots of shops not there like Anderwerks ,Performance Cylce and GW cycle, although I did see the owner of GW working the Suzuki booth.
Going with a buddy to share parking costs is the only way to go and pre buying the ticket for 10.00 at Preformance Cycle.
Honda was the clear winner in new products of interest NC500x/s/700x/s, goldwing,CB1100 retro and I wanted to sit on the CRF250L with the 34" seat hieght to see how my 30" inseam would fair, I was surprised how the narrow seat allowed me to at least tip toe it. Found out Kouba makes a 1/3/4" lowering link for it.
The husky 650 terra looks like a great bike.
Mountain Motorrad was great to talk to!
Bought a set of rim protectors from HH Tools and enjoyed talking to the Twisted Throttle people.
Oh ya had a look at the Fred Flinstone bikes also(Victory)
Always a nice winter break to walk around all the bikes
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:58 AM   #17
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Christini 2 wheel drive dirt bikes for $10,000. are cool.
I contacted Christini about their DualSport 450:

"Unfortunately our DS is not certified for street use in Canada. It is only 49 state legal here in the US."
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:22 AM   #18
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Husky

The biggest surprise for me was the Husqvarna TR650, I had not seen or heard of it before the show.

The new Goldwing was another pleasant surprise. I know it's not a dual, but looked way better than previous years, with sloping style lines and flow. It looked good and less like a boxy land yacht of past.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:53 PM   #19
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The biggest surprise for me was the Husqvarna TR650, I had not seen or heard of it before the show.

The Huskies all looked great! They are all very pricey, except the TR650. The "Terra" (spokes and high fender) is priced to go after the KLR market at only a small premium over the Kawasaki. With a 650 that is far more powerful (58 HP) with far better suspension,and is lighter and sexier. It has only a 14 L (usable )tank but with the listed 5.9 L/100km economy should have an exceptable range. That is really the only thing the KLR still has over it. There is already luggage available for it and the aftermarket is making goodies as well.

If I were looking for a dualsport in the 650 range that would be it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:02 PM   #20
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the 650 husky is not a twin...that's why i like it!
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:40 PM   #21
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Yes - I was also impressed with the new Husky 650s as a dual sport. If they can keep it in the product line for more than 1 season it might even meet with some commercial success.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:55 PM   #22
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the 650 husky is not a twin...that's why i like it!
You are right. It is the engine 652 cc from the BMW Dakar(G650GS) slightly modified for the Terra. I was under the impression (wrongly) that it was out of the F 650 GS (twin). I am even more impressed by the 58 HP that they claim for the North American version now. No wonder it gets such good fuel economy coming from that bike.

The TE310 or 511 would look nice beside my 990. Still lusting after the 500 EXC from KTM.
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:20 PM   #23
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:44 AM   #24
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Hello All,
I have mostly the same opinion as the rest of you about the show. Talked to some great people. Saw some nice looking bikes and some nice looking accessories for both the bike and the arm. Wish I had both the spare funds and empty space in the garage. Did anyone else manage to ride down? For me that was the best part of the day and almost made the parking fee palatable. I kinda figured they would have waved the crazy man riding a motorcycle in January past the toll booth. I saw one (Harley??) trike in the lot on my way out. I don't know how all the people at the show that were dressed up to ride fit on it though...
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #25
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Hello All,
I have mostly the same opinion as the rest of you about the show. Talked to some great people. Saw some nice looking bikes and some nice looking accessories for both the bike and the arm. Wish I had both the spare funds and empty space in the garage. Did anyone else manage to ride down? For me that was the best part of the day and almost made the parking fee palatable. I kinda figured they would have waved the crazy man riding a motorcycle in January past the toll booth. I saw one (Harley??) trike in the lot on my way out. I don't know how all the people at the show that were dressed up to ride fit on it though...
Same experience as the rest, also saw a Harley Road King in the south parking lot, I missed seeing any other bikes on the south side.

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #26
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Saw one guy on a sportbike as I was leaving. I too wonder at the need to dress in costume just to look at bikes.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:53 PM   #27
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Saw one guy on a sportbike as I was leaving. I too wonder at the need to dress in costume just to look at bikes.
Us dualsporters should get dressed up in our costumes next year. MX boots, knee and elbow pads, camelback hose over the shoulder.

Is there a dealer selling the husky tr650 terra in Calgary?
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