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Old 11-27-2012, 01:20 PM   #1
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Husqvarna TR650....Bike of the Year 2013?

Is the Husqvarna TR650 the best bike to come out for 2013?
4161 + VAT(UK),66mpg,56bhp........amazing!
Two and a half Huskies to 1 KTM Adventure,and it'll still take you
to Africa with a 200 mile range,sounds good on paper to me!
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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The engine is neat and the price is great, but the suspension is cheap and the weight is horrible.

Bike of the year? Not so much - for me.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
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Does it have the Husky sub-frame that you can't hang a bag lunch off of without breaking it? Will the top end of the motor outlive two sets of tires? Will the headlight outshine a Bic lighter?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:31 PM   #4
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some say the headlight is pretty good.
has 400watt alternator.
has passenger pegs so the subframe ought to be good.
engine life... who knows.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:03 PM   #5
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The engine is basically the same as the bmw F650 (single, not the twin) and the g650gs (single); the engine is a die hard engine, except the engine is tuned to have about 10 more hp than the beemers. Other threads on here are having pretty good reviews on the bike. I have one of the baby beemers and the bike is great, but I am beginning to get tired of listening to a single (I much prefer the sound of a twin, either a v or parallel-I have multiple bikes).
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Old 11-28-2012, 03:43 AM   #6
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I'm interested in a tr650 and got a price quote out the door of $7195 US. Not bad but seems a little high.
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:46 AM   #7
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The engine is neat and the price is great, but the suspension is cheap and the weight is horrible.

Bike of the year? Not so much - for me.
Yeah,not quite sure why it's so heavy......and the weight's over the front.
Some nice machinery coming out for 2013,just couldn't justify 13.000GBP
for a BMW GS or KTM Adventure......i'd rather build something for about a
3rd of that!
If Suzuki could price the new V-Strom under 9000GBP,i think it'll be a huge
seller,great motor!(i know,it's planned for 2014,but i can see it out very soon!).
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