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Old 02-24-2013, 02:31 AM   #1981
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My apologies to Nev for posting the question. I can't see sig lines using Tapatalk on my I phone. I simply wanted to verify his comments were based on experience not conjecture.
No problem. It's always handy to know the credentials of the person giving advice. My advice is based on my own experience, of riding sportsbikes for 15 years before getting my first Adv bike. Having a "bigger is better" road bike mentality (I love a large capacity sportsbike or car that can just idle along all day without really exerting the bike or rider, my first non-sportsbike was a Buell XB12X Ulysses. After a year on that I went for something with 19" front and narrower tyres, a DL1000. I have ridden this for 4 years mainly on road but some dirt roads and hwys, and it was only after I went for a trip with some mates on hired XT660s and DR650s in New Zealand last year that I realised how difficult I had made riding for myself, and how much easier and more enjoyable it was on a lighter, smaller thumper with better gearing and weight distribution. It only took a few minutes test ride on the Terra to know that this was going to be a bike which would make my dirt road riding much more enjoyable. I do regret not going down this path a long time ago.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:48 PM   #1982
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I have ridden this for 4 years mainly on road but some dirt roads and hwys, and it was only after I went for a trip with some mates on hired XT660s and DR650s in New Zealand last year that I realised how difficult I had made riding for myself, and how much easier and more enjoyable it was on a lighter, smaller thumper with better gearing and weight distribution. It only took a few minutes test ride on the Terra to know that this was going to be a bike which would make my dirt road riding much more enjoyable. I do regret not going down this path a long time ago.
I understand completely. I purchased an XT1200z 1 1/2 years ago to get a more, better, faster KLR. It was great both on and off road. The only drawback was the amount of effort I put into it off road just wasn't fun anymore. My KLR on the other hand isn't a lot of fun on road. I took a TR650 for a test ride and after an afternoon with it I knew it would fill that space of being good enough off and on road. Picking it up this Saturday.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #1983
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Apparently Givi are to supply luggage to Husqvarna, but it will not be badged as Givi and will not be for sale directly from Givi. There are persistent rumours as stated somewhere above that the Husqvarna luggage might never eventuate. Hepco Becker have it in their 2013 german language catalog, and Touratech have pannier frames on their european website. I am waiting for either of these to materialise so I can strap my soft luggage to.something. Until then I have purchased a Giant Loop Great Basin loop bag which fits the bike quite snugly.
That sucks because without luggage this bike won't work for me.


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Old 02-24-2013, 06:24 PM   #1984
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It looks like sw-motech will have some luggage options shortly... and some crash bars!
Their web site also shows a center stand



footrest kit



engine guard



crash bar (note the tool box on the front of the engine guard)



Hand guard kit (rebadged Bark Busters by the looks of things)



luggage rack



as well as several types pf panniers

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:33 PM   #1985
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I have had good luck with SW-MOTECH parts. I will be saving up for the engine guard and some type of luggage system. The Caribou's on my Beemer have servred me well (tested) for almost four years.
I want to make sure I don't mess up the balance and handling with the farkels. I went out today and can say with confidence that this is the best dual sport bike on the market. The more I ride it the more I like it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:30 PM   #1986
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Sucks. Can you get Caribou luggage with these?

I am sure that Jesse will never make bags since it's a short timer in all probability.


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Caribou has cases (Pelican and others) pre-built with adapters to fit Motech racks. http://cariboucases.corecommerce.com...ech-EVO-Racks/ These have integrated locks and lid straps.

I've used Caribou's (Pelican cases) and the rest of your bike will break in 1/2 before those are broken. That's why the military uses them.

Caribou's complete bike packages (racks and cases) utilize Hepco-Becker racks for the most part, so when & if they are released you'll see a full package available from them.

The also do Givi compatible cases if Givi makes racks plus they offer Cases w/o adapters if Happy Trails does racks (you use HT case mounts). If Wolfman does racks you can also hard bolt Caribou's to those.

Touratech has said they will have their specific racks in march if you want to use their cases.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #1987
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That's a very well coveraged skid plate from Motech.
Appears to be a tool box mounted to the front of it in that 1 pic?
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:46 AM   #1988
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ktm bought husky?

well I have not been following much... the bikes that shouldn't be discontinued are the terra and its variants. these bikes do not threaten ktm in the least...

The traditional line of Huskies do, High performance dirt/dualsports do. BMW created bikes for husky that directly compete with their line of thumpers at a lower price than a bmw? A question for the ages. The Terra has more power than the Seratao and is cheaper? Makes no sense, other than to sell the brand. That was probably BMW's plan in the first place... they are no dummies at BMW... If the ktm affiliates are allowed to produce the Terra and its variants as designed, it will be a good buy for ktm. These bikes have a future in the market.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:49 AM   #1989
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I have had good luck with SW-MOTECH parts. I will be saving up for the engine guard and some type of luggage system. The Caribou's on my Beemer have servred me well (tested) for almost four years.
I want to make sure I don't mess up the balance and handling with the farkels. I went out today and can say with confidence that this is the best dual sport bike on the market. The more I ride it the more I like it.
I agree on the quality and fit of SW-Motech products. I plan on buying this engine guard when it becomes available.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #1990
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Hand guard kit (rebadged Bark Busters by the looks of things)



Does that say 'Honda'?

On 2nd look, thats not even a Terra.

Wth?
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #1991
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864.95 Euro equals
1139.31 US Dollar

That's without shipping... $1500 for panniers?

I can make my own.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #1992
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Does that say 'Honda'?

On 2nd look, thats not even a Terra.

Wth?
Because it's a stock photo just like many manufacturers use. They are advertising the hand guards not the bike.

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864.95 Euro equals
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That's without shipping... $1500 for panniers?

I can make my own.
Check ALL the prices. These are pre production photos and the prices shown are stupidly high because the final sales prices has not been established yet.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:20 PM   #1993
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I thought the same thing when I saw it.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:08 AM   #1994
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I know, it's kinda random but anyway...

Was messing around on the interweb with the tv on. I'd left it running after the news this morning. Let's make a deal was on and I heard....................
"A BRAND NEW DIRT BIKE!"

Looked up and it was a Terra, behind door number 2. Thought it was pretty cool...

The girl was way more exited about the $3,000 led tv ultimately.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #1995
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So long, Terra

Been lurking and considering the Terra to replace my DR650. But with the news today, I'm out...

New Husqvarna owner confirms end to road bike production

http://www.motorbiketimes.com/news/m...-$21382075.htm
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