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Old 09-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #1
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2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

MSRP of $6999???!!!!! Sign me up!! Bye bye wee!! (been wanting a more offroadable DS bike for some time now)...liking everything i'm reading so far on this bike!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:00 AM   #2
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Eek

Uh, pics?
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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I'm not seeing it listed for the USA in 2013?

http://www.heroesridehuskys.com/page...tGuide_web.pdf
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #4
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http://www.dealernews.com/dealernews...nd-tr650-terra
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:48 PM   #5
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:16 PM   #6
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Is there a ride report to go along with that pic?
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:59 PM   #7
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Haven't seen ride reports yet...but they sure are pretty.

At that price, this thing could turn some heads.

And yes, there are far too many threads on these bikes.

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:34 AM   #8
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What was the normal pricing of the TE630 before runout sales started over there?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:23 AM   #9
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TE630 was $9k list price in US.

This is a repackaged G650 BMW, with some improvements and a 10% HP increase. The new Husky 650 Terra and Strada look nice for their purposes, but less off-road and performance-oriented and they carry much more weight than the TE630 (around 340lbs vs 405lbs).
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:50 AM   #10
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TE630 was $9k list price in US.

This is a repackaged G650 BMW, with some improvements and a 10% HP increase..
Agreed. A 400+ pound thumper dirtbike doesn't make much sense to me.
It may sway a few people who were considering a Sertao, but I can't imagine these will sell.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:57 AM   #11
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Agreed. A 400+ pound thumper dirtbike doesn't make much sense to me.
It may sway a few people who were considering a Sertao, but I can't imagine these will sell.

Even Husqvarna in their press releases state that the Terra is for "asphalt-based and light terrain motorcycling fun." This undoubtedly is a road-bike at heart, meant to compete with the KLR's of the world. At this price, with what you are getting compared to a KLR, I could see it doing just that.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #12
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...but don't get the big tank. that 650 rotax does produce great mpg however, but they are putting out 58 horsepower with the motor so it may be less.

If you want me to buy it as an adventure tourer/KLR replacement, give me more than a 3.5 gallon tank?

You're right, usually those motors do produce pretty good MPG. Interested to see what kind of range it gets.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #13
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If you want me to buy it as an adventure tourer/KLR replacement, give me more than a 3.5 gallon tank?

You're right, usually those motors do produce pretty good MPG. Interested to see what kind of range it gets.
You're not wrong about wanting a larger tank size, but the KLR is pretty unique among cheap thumpers in coming with a super-sized 6 gallon tank. Most rely on after-market to address.

Range to dead on side of the road should be 200 miles with the Husky?
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Old 06-27-2014, 05:03 AM   #14
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New guy here. I have a lot of reading to do to catch up.
I bought a 14 G650GS in April. I've put 2100 miles on so far and according to Fuelly I'm getting 75mpg. My best was 87 & worst was 66.
I'm here because the bikes have the same motor and ECU. The only problems I've had yet both occurred 2 days ago. I had ridden 200+ miles including about 20 in the dirt. I stopped for road construction & shut the bike off. 4-5 minutes later it turned over but no start. Second try was the same. Third try I gave it gas while turning it over and it started. I got moving, but it died when I rolled off to shift. As I was coasting I put it in neutral, turned the key off, back on, waited for the lights to cycle then hit the starter. Fired up and ran fine since then.
Second issue involved the clutch on the same ride after the starting issue. About a dozen times while on pavement, the clutch stayed at the handle bar for 1/4-1/2 second after releasing. I pulled over and inspiration revealed no causes. Not happeded since.
Now, on with my reading.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:48 PM   #15
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Agreed. A 400+ pound thumper dirtbike doesn't make much sense to me.
It may sway a few people who were considering a Sertao, but I can't imagine these will sell.
If you can extend the fuel range, this is a very capable bike in an attractive package~I'd say they are going to sell well.
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