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Old 11-14-2012, 01:54 AM   #46
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:21 AM   #47
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Looks like they went with a more retro headlight. Wonder if it was due to legalities.
That looks 'production ready' to me.

I do like it but why do some of the retro bikes look only vaguely like the original?

It wouldn't take much effort to do it right!!
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:02 AM   #48
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that headlight is from the 650X country.
with 19"/17" wheels this bike is sorta the evolution of the country...but way cooler.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:48 AM   #49
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Jesus that is ugly. Thanks for reminding me why BMW couldn't give those X bikes away. Amazing that BMW could get it so wrong and Husky could make the same bike look great.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:06 AM   #50
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I gotta say...that bike does speak to me
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:49 AM   #51
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Aesthetically this is a stunner, the only things that I'd like to see are the headlight unit actually having a usable light, but retaining the look of a number board for daytime..... perhaps retaining the concept idea of the holes, so as to have a daytime running light, but have it on a track so with a simple pull it lifts upwards to reveal the proper light unit behind?
The only other thing would be the side number boards, which in my opinion are a little too Ducati shield shaped.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:21 AM   #52
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That round headlight is so much better than the original prototype.
I filled out a questionnaire about this bike at the Husky booth at the NY MC show this year. The guy working there said they may bring it to the public, depending on the responses they get in the questionnaires. I think I mentioned the goofy headlight, too.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:24 AM   #53
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This is just a TR650 terra in different trim.
Looks like the the same engine, same chasis. This is just kind of the Bonneville of Husqvarna.
It's going to be around 400 lbs, which puts it in the exact same class as the Terra but with a 19 inch front wheel.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:15 PM   #54
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That looks 'production ready' to me.

I do like it but why do some of the retro bikes look only vaguely like the original?

It wouldn't take much effort to do it right!!
The problem is you are working around a BMW based motorcycle with liquid cooling and they are using this same setup to keep cost down for 3 motorcycles now, and it won't surprise me if they do a fourth based on this same chassis/engine combo.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:20 PM   #55
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This is just a TR650 terra in different trim.
Looks like the the same engine, same chasis. This is just kind of the Bonneville of Husqvarna.
It's going to be around 400 lbs, which puts it in the exact same class as the Terra but with a 19 inch front wheel.
I think they are just trying to see how big a chunk they take take out of the market with 90% compatability with the strada/terra while only investing a small amount to change the appearance.

Basically, they made an AR15 and are turning into 1000 variants with minimal effort. I honeslty can't say which I like more now, the Terra or this.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #56
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I like the looks of it better than the Terra, which seems to be a decent bike. If BMW can manage to bring this into the US at a similar price point (new clothes can't cost THAT much) I can't see why it wouldn't sell at least as well.
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Give me that in a 350 under 300lb with a 21"front and I'm all over it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:29 PM   #58
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Give me that in a 350 under 300lb with a 21"front and I'm all over it.
In other words, true to the moniker of "baja." I agree 100%
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #59
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This is just a TR650 terra in different trim.
Looks like the the same engine, same chasis. This is just kind of the Bonneville of Husqvarna.
It's going to be around 400 lbs, which puts it in the exact same class as the Terra but with a 19 inch front wheel.
more or less yes. this is a retro version of the Terra. good marketing concept: 2 similar bike concepts (frame & motor). one modern looking one retro. something for everyone. will be interesting to see if ABS makes it in on this one.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:33 PM   #60
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Give me that in a 350 under 300lb with a 21"front and I'm all over it.
not gonna happen here.
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