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Old 07-16-2012, 02:01 AM   #76
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funny thing is it actualy looks super light.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:30 AM   #77
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Will it be as reliable as the DR650..?

Will it be as reliable as a 60hp DR650 (790cc, Cam, 10.5:1, ecotrons EFI) ?

That engine has been around for a long time in the bmw.. so it should be pretty well sorted by now, even with 12.5:1.


If the TR650 is reliable, is it The Perfect Bike?

Like the mythical WR450R would be.. in my eyes anyway.
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Old 07-16-2012, 04:43 AM   #78
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Will certainly be a hell of a lot more economic than any DR.

Rode with DR's all the time with their mods done and where they would use 13 litres my XCH would use 8 litres.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:03 AM   #79
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TR650 Adventure.

Just a concept i did with my limited photoshop skills:

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #80
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Would the real retro Husqvarna please step forth...

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Maybe this is more suitable then.

Old school looks, modern technology!
Krugger Husky 510 "retro"

Motard


Enduro


Wanna relive memories of the malcolm Smith & Dick Burleson "hey days" of the early 80's...? yes please...



If only the dream had come true... The Husqvarna "Baja" concept offroader showed promise...



as did the the "Moab" street/dirt tracker inspired version;



but already back then (late 2011) the trend towards "shorter legs" (190mm?) seemed to be on the cards...

Some shots of the "Baja" concept F650 based machine from all angles;





at the time, I thought the pictures looked "heavy"... but even though the production versions; "terra" and "Strada" look slimmer... the factory specification figures given with the model release information, indicate that the showroom versions are porkers...
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:18 PM   #81
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I love the way everyone compares it to the DR wannabe change over, but it doesn't even come close. And if it is 12k that's a life time of DR motoring.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #82
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:40 PM   #83
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Some more pics.

Some more pics.


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Old 07-17-2012, 12:49 AM   #84
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You'd think a company like Husqvarna would invest more in these promo shots and use a bloke who actually looked like he knew how to ride.. They'd want to price it sub $8k to get any serious sales, if you were after this sort of shit you'd just go out and buy an XT660, or a KLR and get the bigger tank and some wind protection.. Or am I missing something here?
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:06 AM   #85
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I think they are MCN shots
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:36 AM   #86
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You'd think a company like Husqvarna would invest more in these promo shots and use a bloke who actually looked like he knew how to ride.. They'd want to price it sub $8k to get any serious sales, if you were after this sort of shit you'd just go out and buy an XT660, or a KLR and get the bigger tank and some wind protection.. Or am I missing something here?
Maybe, I wouldn't shell out for one but it's a slightly better spec F650 and they've sold in huge numbers around the world.


It's interesting (for me at least) that it doesn't have any frame bars under the engine like the beemer, they've obviously made use of the engine as more of a stressed member. Some guys actually remove these bars on their F650's.
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:09 AM   #87
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You'd think a company like Husqvarna would invest more in these promo shots and use a bloke who actually looked like he knew how to ride.. They'd want to price it sub $8k to get any serious sales, if you were after this sort of shit you'd just go out and buy an XT660, or a KLR and get the bigger tank and some wind protection.. Or am I missing something here?
$8K? Serious? No way. I'll bet you they are at least $10,990 but probably closer to $11,990. I'd guess they will sell a modest amount but not flood the market. I would think the R&D costs of the bike would be quite low as it's using a lot of parts that have been around for a while now… I just think its great to have another option. Competition makes companies provide better products for lower prices…
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:02 AM   #88
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You'd think a company like Husqvarna would invest more in these promo shots and use a bloke who actually looked like he knew how to ride.. They'd want to price it sub $8k to get any serious sales, if you were after this sort of shit you'd just go out and buy an XT660, or a KLR and get the bigger tank and some wind protection.. Or am I missing something here?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:32 AM   #89
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Can someone tell me what the dealer back- up and service is like for the Huskys?

I'm in Brissy. To me this sounds like an updated or 'improved' Serteo?
Funny I find it hard to believe that BMW will bother to update the Serteo...
It seems a really odd way to go about it?
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:52 AM   #90
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Can someone tell me what the dealer back- up and service is like for the Huskys?

I'm in Brissy. To me this sounds like an updated or 'improved' Serteo?
Funny I find it hard to believe that BMW will bother to update the Serteo...
It seems a really odd way to go about it?

The Dakar/Sertao has never seen an update other than plastic and never will.

the only thing in common with this is the mill.
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