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Old 09-19-2012, 11:03 AM   #106
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Man do I ever hate the ass end of that bike. That sport bike looking appendage is just wrong hanging off the back of a supposedly offroad capable bike.

I know, opinions are like.........
Unfortunately that rear plate/signal holder looks a lot like the one they put on the X-Challenge.

I hope this one is a bit more sturdy and does not get sucked up into the rear wheel like the X-Challenge one does.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:32 AM   #107
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Unfortunately that rear plate/signal holder looks a lot like the one they put on the X-Challenge.

I hope this one is a bit more sturdy and does not get sucked up into the rear wheel like the X-Challenge one does.
I'm not even looking at the plate hanger, I think the whole back end is too street. I still prefer a nicer looking MX style fender that's on the TE's and TXC.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:50 AM   #108
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I'm not even looking at the plate hanger, I think the whole back end is too street. I still prefer a nicer looking MX style fender that's on the TE's and TXC.
I agree. To me, a rear fender is actually an important part of the bike. I know street bike guys could care less. But I want something that actually keeps some roost off my back and carries the license plate up out of harms way. I would end up with a BD fender and light setup because that weird license plate hanger thing is just wrong. But then I am more of a TE kind of guy anyway and that bike clearly isn't aimed at me.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #109
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Cycle World has a test ride: http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/09/18...50-first-ride/ Apparently this test rider's bike had a 6 speed. You ever wonder if some of these test rides took place in a motel room.?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:12 PM   #110
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Cycle World has a test ride: http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/09/18...50-first-ride/ Apparently this test rider's bike had a 6 speed. You ever wonder if some of these test rides took place in a motel room.?
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #111
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This 650 Terra could be good,if it weighs 400+ lbs and costs 9000.00 then its in twin territory pretty much,it looks neat but its a shame to abandon the old Husky 630 engine..
£5800. I think the euro is currently 1:1, pretty much.

FFS folks, this is probably the best factory-produced single available, and £1200 less than a KTM 690.

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Old 09-19-2012, 12:21 PM   #112
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They better come up with something to protects its belly - did you see whats under there - fresh air





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Old 09-19-2012, 12:23 PM   #113
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Stock pics of the Terra show a bashplate
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:29 PM   #114
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Stock pics of the Terra show a bashplate

he was trying to get it under 400lbs so he took it off
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Old 09-19-2012, 12:29 PM   #115
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That truncated rear section with the extended plate hanger is how the the X-Challenge was too.

The plate hanger is a quazi fender, but a skinny crappy one.

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Old 09-19-2012, 01:10 PM   #116
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he was trying to get it under 400lbs so he took it off
And good thing he removed all it because it's up so high, it was really effecting the CG negatively.

I'm looking at the TE630 now, and other than BMW trying to ditch spare parts, that's the only reason I see them replacing the 630. Both 630 SM and TE were better bikes in weight and suspension. Not sure about HP, but 20-30cc's couldnt be that big of a difference considering the weight.
The only thing that was wrong with the 630's is that ugly headlight and front fender in the last few years or so compared to the 610 setup.




And despite me not caring for these flimsy front fenders, this headlight setup was awesome looking.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:14 PM   #117
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As long as this is not a complete POS, I think I'm in for this one.

One of the few new model moto's I'm REALLY interested in seeing in 2013.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:42 PM   #118
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I'm looking at the TE630 now, and other than BMW trying to ditch spare parts, that's the only reason I see them replacing the 630. Both 630 SM and TE were better bikes in weight and suspension. Not sure about HP, but 20-30cc's couldnt be that big of a difference considering the weight.
The only thing that was wrong with the 630's is that ugly headlight and front fender in the last few years or so compared to the 610 setup.
I really dont know anything about the TE610/630... I had heard the 610 especially had some real maintenance issues, but that could be BS... so I guess my question would be ..what is the maintenance schedule for a TE? The Rotax engine in the new bike is legendary for its reliabilty.. 3k between oil changes and known bikes with well over 50k miles on them with no rebuild... Plus the new 650 seems to be sporting a real rear subframe capable of handling adventure style luggage.. what dit the TE bikes have?

I always thought the TE 600's should be good lightweight adventure bikes, but you certainly dont see a lot of them on RTW ride reports??? Not poking a stick at them.. seriously asking the question.. what are the shorfalls of the TE600's for RTW style riding?
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:13 PM   #119
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Reads like he read the 'press release' an started typing...

And another, although apparently this one didn't notice the 'extra' gear
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #120
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For me, it's all about the Farkles...

For me I want to get 'off the beaten track' but not up the billy goat tracks.

I want to take tent, pad, chair, stove, etc and enough gear to be comfortable, etc and have some protection for the enevitable 'lie downs' the bike will have from time to time.

I guess I see this as the bike I hoped the Serteo would be, in the 'next' model....

I see no advantage in trying to shave weight off the base bike, for what I want to use the bike for... I'd rather put the money into better lighter gear and save the weight that way...

We shall see...
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