2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

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

  1. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    $$$.

    Real shame, too, unlike front forks and wheels that is not a part that's easy to swap. Half unsprung weight...
  2. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Probably because steel is a lot less expensive than aluminum right now. If they did it right, the steel part would be lighter than the aluminum one, but they probably screwed that up too.
  3. itsatdm

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    I wish your contact was right about a multi, that is what I have been hoping for, a lighter, smaller twin. The KTM rumor mill spoke of that possibility a few years ago. I got so desperate I looked at a Moto Guzzi v7. A 430 lb twin is possible.

    More on point, I am concerned about range for a do it yourself Adventure bike. Based on Husqvarna's own specs, it is going to be a 55mpg bike. Range will be short of 200 miles. FI tanks typically are difficult to find and expensive when you do, because most have the pump in the tank.

    The forks look beefy, it all depends on the quality of the internals. They could have added a smidge more travel. Then so did the forks on my F800gs and they weren't very good. I hope the accountant who decided to add insult to injury by crimping the fork cartridge tube to save a few bucks was not involved.

    Those two issues plus price, will scare off some KLR riders. I know that because my KLX 650, sold from 93-96, was available to them and did not sell due to the difference in price. Mine will be the standard I will measure against.

    The hook for me is the promised 58hp, the rest will depend on how easy it will be to modify into what I really want.
  4. dmaxmike

    dmaxmike former quadtard.

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    there FI like a 700 raptor, unlike the 660 raptor with its shity dual carbs. but past that i don't really know. since there FI you would think they could be made EPA legal for sale here pretty easy and that yamaha would at least try to sell some here but NOOOOOO.
  5. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    I'm looking forward to a test ride...I too like the hp boost out of the 650. For some, it may be easier to swap out the front forks on a Sertao - with it's larger tank and already included removable windscreen, better warranty, etc.
  6. rotten

    rotten LOST AGAIN

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    I guess the defining difference would be the MSRP of the two models, buy a Terra spend the extra on the parts you want to what BMW will give you... (BMW: MSRP $8,650)
  7. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Isnt the Sertao (and G650GS) tank about the same size? 3.7 Gal
  8. netteb16

    netteb16 hangersoutters

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  9. DesertRatliff

    DesertRatliff Tinker Tinker Ride Ride

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    Yes...cause nothing spells "attention whore" like romping around the West on a scratched up, clapped out KLR. :rofl

    Now let me show you pictures of my '87 4Runner and 1970's Harvest Gold kitchen.

    Sorry to hijack this thread. Enjoy the new Husky. I'll keep waiting (and saving) til some committee stops killing the bike we all really want.
  10. Xanthophyll

    Xanthophyll Dirt Roads of MN

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  11. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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  12. SamM

    SamM Jeep Overlander

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    That report said everything I wanted to hear. I'm even more convinced now.
  13. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Have you seen the weight of a 660 Tenere, over 450 lb wet.
  14. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Yeah, even if you take out the fuel load the Ten weighs almost 50 lbs more than the Terra.

    That thing really is an overweight pig.
  15. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Off the wall question . . . Does the Terra have a tach?

    As an X-Challenge owner, I keep looking at the Terra and wondering how much compatibility there will be with parts between the two bikes. I wouldn't mind having a Tach on my X and would think if the Terra has one it would be an easy addition.

    Of course my first thought was the Terra rear shock to replace my air shock. But even if it fit, the travel is too different. I guess I'll have to suck it up and get a Hyperpro.
  16. DirtyOldMan

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  17. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Where is the air filter and how difficult is servicing it? :ear
  18. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Interesting comparison to the Suzuki V strom in the cafe Husky report and the guy wanting to sell his V strom for this.



    Of course this is heavy off road compared to the TE511 or even TE630; of course it would be amazing off road compared to a V strom. Where most of us would pick a V strom over serious dual sports would be freeway miles. I wonder if it really is as comfy as the V strom in that scenario? If it was even close that'd be a huge home run and an interesting comparison...
  19. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    So the logic is that if you have a KLR and want to replace it with TR650, then TR650 is a replacement for KLR
    Same applies for vstrom.
    I have a quite expensive analogue open reel recorder, which I don't use. I'd rather have a TR650 instead. Therefore, the TR650 is a replacement for my otari. Surely it can get me in places the otari cannot!

    :freaky
  20. mrt10x

    mrt10x Dumba$s Jarhead

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    I find it humorous that you use the word logic in your first sentence and then invoke a classic fallacious logic argument. Well done.. Unfortunately it makes your point completely absurd, but being from the birthplace of logical thought I am sure you already knew that. :D