2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

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

  1. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Touratech sells aftermarket parts and commonly put many of the parts they sell on display bikes, including rims.
  2. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    same here, 200 mi range has made me turn back a bunch in BC outback. last ride I took an Acerbic triple T tank , took the hardware off and put it in soft pannier bag, no leaks either. I am going to mount it on the fork though.
    I do like this Terra, nice look, deal too. for e the Baja is cooler though :evil


  3. Pepe11

    Pepe11 Adventurer

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    Just got one!!!

    I called Long Beach BMW/Husqvarna and they had just got them in a couple of days ago. They had a demo and a new one. Took a demo ride, didnt want to stop riding so took another one and got back to buy it!

    I had been looking to get a single cylinder bike to commute around the city and do light off-roading. I really didnt want to get the KLRs or DRs or XRs but started considering them after testing the Sertao. I tested the Sertao and I liked it but didnt fall in love plus for the amount of money that I would have to pay, I would rather find a used Japanese bike, but I'm one of those that also loves the look of a bike and I love the look of the Terras

    I loved the Terra's engine. The Sertao would start vibrating at around 60mph, and with the Terra, I didnt feel much vibration at all. I got on the freeway and I was going around 70-75mph for a short period of time and no problem at all with another gear to go. The seat's comfort is not great but is not bad either. I can live with it for now. I'll see when I try it on a long ride.
    The Sertao's seat is wide and hard and because its wider it may seem that the bike seats taller but I think they are around the same height. I'm only 5'8 so I much prefer the narrower and a bit softer Terra's seat.
    After seeing it for the first time, i knew I wanted one. After reading Kelly's post on the Husqvarna forum, I knew I had to have one. But after riding it, I knew I wouldn't be able to wait so I got it!!
    The bike feels really light and will be great for commuting and splitting lanes.

    The bike is not at home until thursday, but hopefully will take a nice easy ride up Angeles Crest Hwy next weekend.
    Because Im not an experienced Off road rider, im gonna wait to take it there until I get protection for it. When I stood up on the bike, I felt the handlebars a bit too low so may want to add risers in the future too.

    It has the same service intervals as the BMWs at 6k.
    One of the managers told me that he was going to have meetings with the Husqvarna people at the beginning of the week and see what accessories they were gonna come out with.

    If any of you guys live around the area, go test it out before they sell the demo :)
  4. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    I'm sure Thursday can't come soon enough!

    What is the warranty?

    Congratulations
  5. Pepe11

    Pepe11 Adventurer

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    Thanks!

    Only one year warranty :(
    They didnt know yet if they can do an extended warranty. They were gonna let me know soon.
  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    Checked out the TR today at Tri-County.
    Looks like a well put together bike. Very BMWish, but with plenty of Husky thrown in.
    Two things grabbed me right away. The bike really needs a skidplate, and someone simply has to come out with an aftermarket rear brake lever.
    Other than that, the usual owner must haves will come in to play.

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  7. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Please share one photos when you bring her home! Like to see someone post pics of the battery access, side stand down (for lean angle), and instrument display.
  8. SamM

    SamM Jeep Overlander

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    Pepe11,
    If you don't mind saying? What did you pay for the new Terra? I've got a quote of $6500 so far.

    Thanks!

    SamM
  9. Pepe11

    Pepe11 Adventurer

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    SamM,
    $6.5K is good! I paid just above 8K all included. I knew if I wanted it right away I wouldn't get me much of a deal...
  10. Calikatoom

    Calikatoom Norcal Moto Nut

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    I am heading out the door to the Husqvarna dealer meeting in the next few minutes. We will get to ride the TR650 and the whole lineup tomorrow afternoon!

    I rode the new TR650 Terra for the first time yesterday and was VERY impressed. The bike is everything we hoped it would be. The motor is sweet. The suspension is sporty and offroad worthy. The dashboard/tachometer is killer. The price is spectacular. Only 500 bucks more than KLR650? No question which way I would personally go.

    I hope to have plenty of updates on accessories by the time I return on Tuesday.

    Cheers!
    Gail from Modesto
  11. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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    Toad, have him check out used BMW Dakars. Ins is surprisingly very low.
  12. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    I'd never own a Husky... I saw one catch fire on the internet. They must "all" do that!

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    :amazon
  13. 35xj

    35xj Been here awhile

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    thats funny, i was standing about 200 feet from that when it caught
  14. Flashman1

    Flashman1 Long timer

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    They sure know what a total POS the Huskys are.


    Motorcycle championships
    [edit] Motocross

    • 1959 - Rolf Tibblin, European Motocross Champion, 250 cc class.
    • 1960 - Bill Nilsson, Motocross World Champion, 500 cc class.
    • 1962 - Rolf Tibblin, Motocross World Champion, 500 cc class.
    • 1962 - Torsten Hallman, Motocross World Champion, 250 cc class.
    • 1963 - Rolf Tibblin, Motocross World Champion, 500 cc class.
    • 1963 - Torsten Hallman, Motocross World Champion, 250 cc class.
    • 1966 - Torsten Hallman, Motocross World Champion, 250 cc class.
    • 1967 - Torsten Hallman, Motocross World Champion, 250 cc class.
    • 1969 - Bengt Aberg, Motocross World Champion, 500 cc class.
    • 1970 - Bengt Aberg, Motocross World Champion, 500 cc class.
    • 1974 - Heikki Mikkola, Motocross World Champion, 500 cc class.
    • 1976 - Heikki Mikkola, Motocross World Champion, 250 cc class.
    • 1979 - Håkan Carlquist, Motocross World Champion, 250 cc class.
    • 1993 - Jacky Martens, Motocross World Champion, 500 cc class.
    • 1998 - Alessio Chiodi, Motocross World Champion, 125 cc class
    • 1999 - Alessio Chiodi, Motocross World Champion, 125 cc class
    [edit] Baja 1000

    • 1967 - J.N. Roberts, Malcolm Smith
    • 1969 - Gunnar Nilsson, J.N. Roberts
    • 1971 - Malcolm Smith, Gunnar Nilsson
    • 1972 - Gunnar Nilsson, Rolf Tibblin
    • 1973 - Mitch Mayes, A.C. Bakken
    • 1976 - Larry Roeseler, Mitch Mayes
    • 1977 - Brent Wallingsford, Scot Harden
    • 1978 - Larry Roeseler, Jack Johnson
    • 1979 - Larry Roeseler, Jack Johnson
    • 1981 - Scot Harden, Brent Wallingsford
    • 1983 - Dan Smith, Dan Ashcraft
    [edit] Enduro

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    Bartosz Obłucki at the 2008 GP of Italy


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    Antoine Méo at the 2010 GP of Turkey


    • 1990 - 350 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1991 - 250 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1992 - 350 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1993 - 125 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1993 - 350 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1994 - 125 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1994 - 500 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1995 - 125 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1995 - 500 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1996 - 350 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1998 - 500 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 1999 - 500 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2000 - 250 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2001 - 125 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2001 - 400 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2001 - 500 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2002 - 125 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2002 - 250 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2002 - 500 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2003 - 400 cc World Enduro Championship
    • 2010 - E1 World Enduro Championship with Antoine Méo
    • 2011 - E1 World Enduro Championship with Juha Salminen
    • 2011 - E2 World Enduro Championship with Antoine Méo
    [edit] Supermoto

    • 2005 - Gérald Delepine, SM1 World Supermoto Championship
    • 2007 - Adrien Chareyre, SM1 World Supermoto Championship
    • 2007 - Gérald Delepine, SM2 World Supermoto Championship
    • 2008 - Adrien Chareyre, SM2 World Supermoto Championship
    • 2009 - Adrien Chareyre, SM2 World Supermoto Championship
  15. Ruffus

    Ruffus Dirty Old Mudder

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    Don't forget, The Pharaons Rally :freaky
    http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com/2012/husqvarna-barreda-wins-pharaons-rally
  16. McJamie

    McJamie STROMINATOR

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    Actually, if you back a lot further, you'll find they competed vey successfully at the IOM in the 20' & 30's. They were one of the top factory racing teams during that time.
  17. motorjon68

    motorjon68 Been here awhile

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    I wanna test ride. This may be my next bike. Countryside BMW in Chicago is a great place. Mike Abt is a good guy to deal with.
  18. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Not only is the air filter MUCH easier to access on the TR, so is the battery! Pop the seat off and right there it is :clap

    I think you have to take off the seat and then remove six fasteners to gain access on the BMW.
  19. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    That's how it was on my G650GS Sertao. Fortunately, I didn't need to do it often as there are also jumper points accessible simply by removing the seat.
  20. Xanthophyll

    Xanthophyll Dirt Roads of MN

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