2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by grunkster, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. grunkster

    grunkster Adventurer

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    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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  2. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Uh, pics?
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  3. larryboy

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  4. itsatdm

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  5. AustinJake

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  6. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    Is there a ride report to go along with that pic?
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  7. netteb16

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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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  8. Cruz

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    What was the normal pricing of the TE630 before runout sales started over there?
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  9. jon_l

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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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  10. JustRon

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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.
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  11. Kawidad

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    BMW uses that exact same back drop for the introduction of almost every model line. :deal
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  12. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    Well at that price I would certainly consider it... I've heard the Rotax motor is a good, and at that price it could compete with a KLR to a certain degree. The new Honda NC700x is in the same price rage and is an indirect competitor as is a vstrom... The fact is the dual/Adventure sport segment is pretty loose in it's definition and consumers needs/wants. It will also bite into dr650 sales... The price is right and the specs are acceptable

    In some respects, I think they should have stuffed the rotax in the old TE chassis
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  13. netteb16

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    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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  14. jon_l

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    I agree, not a TE replacement, but rather, a modern KLR.

    I think it looks like a winner.
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  15. netteb16

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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.
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  16. guns_equal_freedom

    guns_equal_freedom Long timer

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  17. jon_l

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    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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  18. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    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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  19. netteb16

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    And it comes at a cost too. On my old KLR, with a full tank and my fat-ass ex-girlfriend on the back, that thing was so damn top heavy. :raabia And to be honest, the KLR doesn't get that great of mileage anyway. I averaged 240 miles/tank. If I could get 200 out of this small tank, I would be more than happy.
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  20. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    I find with my wife's current 650GS, her real world average is about 53 with mix road/off-road so I always figure on the low side. This bike should be good for 180 miles pretty easy, with low fuel-light coming on around 150 ~ assuming no fuel gauge.

    I agree most cases where gas can be had within 200 miles - but unfortunately we all get in situations where the route is longer than expected and this bikes tanks still seems a tad small.

    Maybe the ADVTank guys will seize the opportunity!
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