Originally Posted by ruppster
06 Husky TE610. Anyone own/ride one? Swapped PMs with Dualsport about the one he has in the classifieds. Sounds like an upgrade to the KLR?
They're great bikes, it's night and day different/better than a KLR in terms of power/weight/offroad manners. Slightly shorter maintenance intervals, not as cheap to own, but a better bike no doubt about it.
305lbs and 53hp, with a better suspension and an 18" rear wheel, 6-speed gear box, stiff frame.
370lbs and 36hp, with a slushy suspension and frame, 17" rear wheel and a 5 speed gear box.
Having ridden both, the KLR wins (stock) on long range comfort, but not by much. The 610's a very smooth thumper, it has a long wheelbase and a smooth motor. Offroad, there's no comparison.