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Old 01-31-2012, 08:49 PM   #1
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New husky Baja

Me likey waaaant



The machine attempts to recreate the vibe of Husqvarna’s desert bikes of the 1970s, when riders like the legendary Malcolm Smith left an indelible mark on the racing landscape – as well as movies like On Any Sunday.

So while the styling faithfully reproduces the look from 30 years ago, the modern take – and there always is – lies with an LED headlight built into the front number plate and an LED instrument display built into the crossbar, as well as fuel-injection.

There’s a wide-ratio five-speed transmission mated to the 650cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine (probably borrowed from parent company, BMW), and other features include a perimeter frame with progressive-linkage swingarm, 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels, Brembo disc brakes and an “approachable” seat height designed to suit a wide variety of riders.
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Old 01-31-2012, 08:56 PM   #2
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Now that is a cool looking bike.

Wonder if they will even make it...and then bring it here.....
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:05 PM   #3
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How phat is that
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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looks real good - hopefully an aussie model might have a 21 inch front

the front plate has a bunch of LED's fitted to act as the headlight
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:21 PM   #5
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Mmmmmm

Don't think i'd buy one but that's one saweeeeet lookin' ride.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:34 PM   #6
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x challenge wearing a different wig ,lets hope it does not have the same shitful suspension as an x challenge ,if bmw has anything to do with it i guess it will
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:34 PM   #7
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looks real good - hopefully an aussie model might have a 21 inch front

the front plate has a bunch of LED's fitted to act as the headlight
Good luck getting THAT past the ADRs....
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:01 AM   #8
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x challenge wearing a different wig ,lets hope it does not have the same shitful suspension as an x challenge ,if bmw has anything to do with it i guess it will
Would still have better suspension than a KLR
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:16 AM   #9
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It definitely has the rotax 650 engine from the f650gs and xchallenge tucked in there…..
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Old 02-01-2012, 01:56 AM   #10
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I'm very happy to stick with my TE630 and love it even more after seeing this. I guess it's not meant to be the TE's replacement and I don't mind its old school looks, but I don't really understand who it'd appeal to in terms of actually laying out the cash to buy one.

Rather than stuff around with concept bikes cross bred with BMWs like they have been of late, I'd much prefer Husky had a real go at modernising the TE and putting it on a diet. More substance, less BS.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:09 AM   #11
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I like it
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:16 AM   #12
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I like it

Me too. Thats the best pic I have seen of the bike, the others have had road tyres on it.
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Old 02-01-2012, 02:20 AM   #13
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FMD, look at how tight that chain is!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 08:27 AM   #14
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Love it.!
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:44 AM   #15
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FMD, look at how tight that chain is!!
The little wop blokes in the pre-deilivery department at BMhuskyWarna used to work on the G450x final drive assembly line...
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