2013 Husqvarna 650 Terra

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

  1. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Just got word mine will be delivered 03/02/2013. Yee Haw!


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  2. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    I'm just up the road from you in Ducktown. I think the 650 Husky is made for this area. Road up to Tellco Plains and back between rain storms. :clap
  3. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Yup, the entire three state area, NC, TN and North GA is dual sport paradise. Twistes, FS roads, single track, we got it all. I cruise down 64 past Duck Town quite often.

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  4. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

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    I don't know I you guys have heard yet, as of the end of February BMW financial will no longer be financing Husqvarna.
  5. Nev..

    Nev.. wannabe advrider

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    The Terra is an excellent bike to start with. Although not as suited to the highways as an 800cc would be, the lighter and more agile 650 will probably give you a much better experience in your introduction to adventure riding.
  6. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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  7. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    Nev, have you ridden a Terra?


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  8. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Based on his signature line, I would say he even owns one....:huh
  9. wolftrax

    wolftrax Been here awhile

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    My apologies to Nev for posting the question. I can't see sig lines using Tapatalk on my I phone. I simply wanted to verify his comments were based on experience not conjecture.


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  10. azrunner

    azrunner Adventurer

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    Thanks for the input. The Terra makes sense to me in many ways. I'm intrigued that they're made in Italy. I know guys who have spent more then 7 grand for an Italian road bicycle.
  11. azrunner

    azrunner Adventurer

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    Has anyone purchased the Husqvarna top case or panniers? Or do you guys think it would be better to go with a different brand?
  12. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Good luck finding them to order.
    I haven't seen any stateside.
  13. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

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    Last time we checked from Husqvarna it said not available, don't know if they will be.
  14. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    What luggage is available with these bikes?


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  15. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    None that I know of.

    I did order a set of the Nelson Rigg waterproof bags and just strapped them to the bike.
    I wouldn't trust them without a pannier rack as they will most likely run onto the exhausts.
  16. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Sucks. Can you get Caribou luggage with these?

    I am sure that Jesse will never make bags since it's a short timer in all probability.


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  17. JTucker

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    Looks like Hepco Becker has a set of racks, I can find out Monday if I can get them yet.
    I would assume since the factory stuff is Givi they may offer a set direct but who knows.
  18. Nev..

    Nev.. wannabe advrider

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    Apparently Givi are to supply luggage to Husqvarna, but it will not be badged as Givi and will not be for sale directly from Givi. There are persistent rumours as stated somewhere above that the Husqvarna luggage might never eventuate. Hepco Becker have it in their 2013 german language catalog, and Touratech have pannier frames on their european website. I am waiting for either of these to materialise so I can strap my soft luggage to.something. Until then I have purchased a Giant Loop Great Basin loop bag which fits the bike quite snugly.
  19. Chuffa

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    It looks like sw-motech will have some luggage options shortly... and some crash bars!

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  20. Nev..

    Nev.. wannabe advrider

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    No problem. It's always handy to know the credentials of the person giving advice. My advice is based on my own experience, of riding sportsbikes for 15 years before getting my first Adv bike. Having a "bigger is better" road bike mentality (I love a large capacity sportsbike or car that can just idle along all day without really exerting the bike or rider, my first non-sportsbike was a Buell XB12X Ulysses. After a year on that I went for something with 19" front and narrower tyres, a DL1000. I have ridden this for 4 years mainly on road but some dirt roads and hwys, and it was only after I went for a trip with some mates on hired XT660s and DR650s in New Zealand last year that I realised how difficult I had made riding for myself, and how much easier and more enjoyable it was on a lighter, smaller thumper with better gearing and weight distribution. It only took a few minutes test ride on the Terra to know that this was going to be a bike which would make my dirt road riding much more enjoyable. I do regret not going down this path a long time ago.