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Old 02-23-2013, 04:54 AM   #1966
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I'm getting the bug to get a dual-sport bike and get into adventure riding. Of course I'm going to take an MSF class and something like the Rawhyde Adventure off-road class first. I'm a lanky 6'1" 170 pounder with a lot of road biking and mountain biking experience.
I was thinking of getting an F800GS but even used its a higher price point and probably to much bike for me starting out.
I envision riding paved and dirt back roads and some forest service roads and doing some camping trips.
Does the TR650 Terra seem like a reasonable bike for me to start with?
The Terra is an excellent bike to start with. Although not as suited to the highways as an 800cc would be, the lighter and more agile 650 will probably give you a much better experience in your introduction to adventure riding.
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:58 PM   #1967
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:00 PM   #1968
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The Terra is an excellent bike to start with. Although not as suited to the highways as an 800cc would be, the lighter and more agile 650 will probably give you a much better experience in your introduction to adventure riding.
Nev, have you ridden a Terra?


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Old 02-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #1969
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Nev, have you ridden a Terra?


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Old 02-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #1970
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Based on his signature line, I would say he even owns one....
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.


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Old 02-23-2013, 06:23 PM   #1971
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The Terra is an excellent bike to start with. Although not as suited to the highways as an 800cc would be, the lighter and more agile 650 will probably give you a much better experience in your introduction to adventure riding.
Thanks for the input. The Terra makes sense to me in many ways. I'm intrigued that they're made in Italy. I know guys who have spent more then 7 grand for an Italian road bicycle.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:27 PM   #1972
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Has anyone purchased the Husqvarna top case or panniers? Or do you guys think it would be better to go with a different brand?
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:31 PM   #1973
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Has anyone purchased the Husqvarna top case or panniers? Or do you guys think it would be better to go with a different brand?
Good luck finding them to order.
I haven't seen any stateside.
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:13 PM   #1974
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Has anyone purchased the Husqvarna top case or panniers? Or do you guys think it would be better to go with a different brand?
Last time we checked from Husqvarna it said not available, don't know if they will be.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #1975
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What luggage is available with these bikes?


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Old 02-23-2013, 09:17 PM   #1976
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None that I know of.

I did order a set of the Nelson Rigg waterproof bags and just strapped them to the bike.
I wouldn't trust them without a pannier rack as they will most likely run onto the exhausts.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:19 PM   #1977
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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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Old 02-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #1978
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Looks like Hepco Becker has a set of racks, I can find out Monday if I can get them yet.
I would assume since the factory stuff is Givi they may offer a set direct but who knows.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:14 AM   #1979
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Looks like Hepco Becker has a set of racks, I can find out Monday if I can get them yet.
I would assume since the factory stuff is Givi they may offer a set direct but who knows.
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.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:25 AM   #1980
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It looks like sw-motech will have some luggage options shortly... and some crash bars!

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