2009 Husqvarna TE 310...DROOL WARNING!

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  1. tarmacter

    tarmacter Been here awhile

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    Stolen from DirtRider:

    "The all-new 310cc, fuel-injected, four-stroke Husqvarna TE 310. With both kick and electric starting, Wave type brakes, Mikuni-developed FI and an increased bore (83mm compared to 76mm) from the TE 250, this bike is fine like Italian wine!"

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    I have always hankered for a 250 woods bike, but didn't like the idea of losing my beautiful, fuel injected 650 grunt. Gotta love innovation though...this TE310 sounds like the truly perfect woods bike!

    I think this would be a perfect compliment to my 650 Supermoto! Thoughts?
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  2. LILBIT

    LILBIT Ride you must.

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    Is it a close ratio tranny like the TEs?
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  3. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    it would be worthless if it wasn't...
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  4. MountainRider

    MountainRider Been here awhile

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    Have been looking at the Husky line for a while now. Can't wait to see this one!
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  5. tarmacter

    tarmacter Been here awhile

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    You WANT a wide-ratio? :huh

    The last thing I want is a 310 dual sport! A nice close ratio 6 speed will be great for tight trails, fire roads, and general woods use. A wide ratio tranny, while extending this bikes streetabilty, would sacrifice its target usage: tight woods and goat trails. We have our 650's for DS stuff...
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  6. Jolly705

    Jolly705 Long timer

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    This bike has been my screen saver for about 2 months, I LOVE IT!!
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  7. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    That truly is the only new bike that excites me.....Drool is right!!!!

    Bigbore 250, lightweight, awesome suspension, electric start, 6 speed, fuel injection....I WANT one!!!!!

    I'll trade a new, unridden BMW 450 straight up today!!!!
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  8. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Street legal I hope! It is nice to have another midsized bike on the market. Honda, Kawi, Yamaha are you listening?
    What is the price tag on it? The closest dealer to me in 1 1/2 hours away.

    Ray
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  9. 2 strokes 4 life

    2 strokes 4 life Adventurer

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    I cant wait till i get my grubby hands on a 2009 husqvarna. I am undecided on what size but if the 450 or 510 have a Wide ratio then i am sold. The 310 sounds like a sweet dual sport for in-town use.
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  10. tarmacter

    tarmacter Been here awhile

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    It will be street legal, along with all other TE's. Not to mention the great BMW sourced warranty! Something like 2yr/24,000mi. (Same as BMW 450)
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  11. 2 strokes 4 life

    2 strokes 4 life Adventurer

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    Thats sounds super tempting.
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  12. Cail

    Cail Been here awhile

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    Husky offered a 6 month warranty on the TE's for 2008. The BMW 450X has 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. I don't think anyone knows what kind of warranty they will offer. I can't imagine any more than 6 months.

    This bike should be sweet! I can't wait to ride one. Anyone know when we can expect it in dealers? I thought I heard Oct. delivery for the four strokes, 2 strokes a little later.
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  13. tarmacter

    tarmacter Been here awhile

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    According to the sales guy at my BMW/Husky dealer, the 2008 Husky's have 24 month warranties. I'll have to double check with them though, he could have been mistaken. A six month warranty from a BMW owned company sounds a bit sparse.

    I will probably end up putting a deposit on this sweet machine if I can get a 1 yr min. warranty promise from the dealer. Can't wait to ride this beauty!
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  14. ronnie ron

    ronnie ron n00b is fine

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    Sick bike, drool factor is definately high!

    The 08 TE's come with a 24 month waranty and it is the TC's/motocross models that have a 3-6 month waranty. You would think Husky will continue to stand behind their product in 09.
    http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com.au/warranty.php

    I just bought a TE610 and is is an awesome bike, quality all through the design and build.
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  15. tarmacter

    tarmacter Been here awhile

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    There we go...I knew I hear something about a 24 month warranty.

    I wonder what the wet weight will come in at? 250-260lb?
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  16. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp REMF

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    Have you guys ever ridden a TE250? There's no reason for the tranny to be THAT tight. On the '06 I used to have 54 mph was 8000 rpm in 6th. I would have liked 1st a little lower too. The bike could easily pull a taller 6th, the 310 even more so.
    The TE is an awesome machine, but the close ratio tranny is one reason I don't have it any more...
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  17. tarmacter

    tarmacter Been here awhile

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    Hmm...I have only rode an 08' TE250, but that gearing seemed great for singletrack. Keep in mind 8000rpm isn't terrible with a 12,500rpm rev limit. Not great, but not unbearable.

    No matter though, I don't plan to use my woods bike on-road except for connecting trails.

    How was the suspension on your 06'?
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  18. SwitchThrottle

    SwitchThrottle Bring da amber lamps

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    It comes with a street title. It's dry weight will be under 240 lbs (same as 250). It will be right between grunty like a 400 and revvy like a 250 which should make it perfect for woods.

    This the bike that will force me to sell my xr400.
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  19. 93-610

    93-610 I'm a tard

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    Good on ya mate! But I think that's only down under.

    The 08 TE510 I just picked up is 6 months according to Husqvarna NA - 2008 TE250/450/510 and SM450/510 and 2007 SM610(?)

    I'm pretty sure the TE610s have a longer warranty than the rest of the line. Hopefully the 2009s will have a better warranty and a larger dealer network :ear



    Of course :deal see your dealer for details - does not apply to all makes, models, esp. the one you just bought :huh
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  20. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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