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Old 10-16-2012, 09:27 AM   #466
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Alright, just ordered my terra from BMW of Atlanta.
I'm the first one in the city/state to get one :)
They said it would be in probably this weekend or by next Tuesday.
I prooobably won't do a ride report as I've never owned a non-vintage bike, so my opinions would be entirely skewed.

I'm joining ya'lls club! I can creep out side of Old School for the first time ever.
lol - now don't go complaining that it only came with one rear shock and where is the steel gas tank
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:28 AM   #467
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lol - now don't go complaining that it only came with one rear shock and where is the steel gas tank
You read my mind.

Where the hell do I adjust idle and mixture!?
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:33 AM   #468
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it sucks that the nearest dealer to me is over 300 miles.
new orleans to birmingham ala. i need to move. lol
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #469
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Good stuff, glad you folks are enjoying the bike. I hope Husky does well with it.
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:05 PM   #470
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found this pic what looks to be showing the optional Husky skid plate.
comes up nice and far.

the side boxes are rebranded Givi Trekker 33L

people have complained how the rear brake pedal hangs down too low but it also looks like the rear linkages are just as low?
Here's more pics:

http://www.omnimoto.it/foto/5753/hus...rada-accessori
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:10 PM   #471
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I have to say this does have that "KLR with an action packer" look to it.

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Old 10-16-2012, 07:33 PM   #472
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question for owners

I currently have have a BMW r1200 gs and looking to downsize. doing a lot more offroad than I expected. looking at f800 and 700 gs but this bike intrigues me. so how is first gear for technical stuff on the tr 650 . I had a klx250 that I took everywhere that was 310 lbs but horrible on the road. how is the 650 on the road for any owners who have driven the 800 gs could you compare the two. thanks
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Old 10-16-2012, 07:43 PM   #473
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I have to say this does have that "KLR with an action packer" look to it.

That's ridiculous. The tail rack on the Terra ( I haven't seen the Strada yet) is very cheap looking at best. I wouldn't strap anything on it that wasn't at least strapped also to the seat. My 97 F650 has a beefier albeit plastic tail rack that has at least once held 40 lbs on an overnighter...won't be doing that again.


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Old 10-16-2012, 08:02 PM   #474
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I currently have have a BMW r1200 gs and looking to downsize. doing a lot more offroad than I expected. looking at f800 and 700 gs but this bike intrigues me. so how is first gear for technical stuff on the tr 650 . I had a klx250 that I took everywhere that was 310 lbs but horrible on the road. how is the 650 on the road for any owners who have driven the 800 gs could you compare the two. thanks

Not an owner but I did test ride it and have ridden the F800 GS.

The Terra's fuel injection is better...not snatchy. F800 ( the one I rode) was really bad in first power felt either on or off. F800 may be a little smoother at 80mph but the Terra doesn't feel as vibey as most other Thumpers...even with the demo bike's brick hard seat I test rode. Terra did feel geared a little tall. Slap a 15 tooth cs sprock on it and it should do well.

The Terra has a really wide power band. In 5th at 2800 RPM'syou're doing about 43mph... you can pin it and accelerate away with not protest from the engine. Thumping around in 1st near 2000 RPM should be doable. Power is smooth all the way to 5000 where is really comes on and continues to pull to 8000 redline.

Weight wise, it doesn't feel as heavy as the number specify. Steering is pretty quick ans it's very nimble.

My test ride didn't allow me to open her up very much like my rides on my buddy's F800GS so higher speed handling I can't comment on. Only got it up to 75 for short bursts on the backroads.

Anyway hope that helps your quest.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:10 PM   #475
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people have complained how the rear brake pedal hangs down too low but it also looks like the rear linkages are just as low? doubt anyone is buying this bike to go singletrack log bashing anyway.
it's a modern klr/dr and the bike yamaha has yet never imported.

If I recall the brake pedal mounts to a plate that extends as low as the lowest point of the pedal at the pivot end. The brake pedal isn't out in the open by itself, there's at least some other support there. Oddly, I walked around the entire showroom looking at other Husky's TE449, TE511, TE310, F800GS, F750GS, Sertao, and even my F650 have brake pedals loop over the peg, or at least mount peg height or higher...but the Terra for some reason they decided to buck the trends.


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Old 10-16-2012, 08:22 PM   #476
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I currently have have a BMW r1200 gs and looking to downsize. doing a lot more offroad than I expected. looking at f800 and 700 gs but this bike intrigues me. so how is first gear for technical stuff on the tr 650 . I had a klx250 that I took everywhere that was 310 lbs but horrible on the road. how is the 650 on the road for any owners who have driven the 800 gs could you compare the two. thanks
Less is more off road. I'd choose the single, even though it still isn't light by any means.
I've gladly sold my 800GS and have been surprised just how happy I have been on my 630. Not apples to apples with the TR650, but somewhat close.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:35 PM   #477
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:39 PM   #478
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Contacted the Australian HQ

Here's their answer:


Thank you for your email and your interest in our products and the TR 650 Terra.
At this stage we expect the TR 650 Terra to arrive in Australia December/January.

We will have both models on display at the Melbourne Expo, 23 – 25 of November 2012.

The TR 650 Terra will sell for $8,995.00 incl. GST plus dealer delivery and on road costs.

If you don’t mind, we will save your contact details and inform you when we have stock
of the TR 650 Terra.

Please let me know.

Kind regards,

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Old 10-17-2012, 01:52 AM   #479
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$9K incl. GST seems very competitive for OZ, how much does that heavy ass Tenere cost again?

Suspension needs work on most bikes that are not KTMs and every bike needs a bash plate and proper aluminum hand guards, so when a bigger aftermarket tank becomes available this should be a serious contender in the mild off road adventure bike category!
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Old 10-17-2012, 02:57 AM   #480
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14G for the tenner over here. XT660R is just under 10G.

Go to a single muffler and fit an X Tank to have 20+ litres of fuel. ;)
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