Husqvarna Concept Baja

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  1. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Roots Revisited by Husqvarna

    Timeless style, bold innovation and dual-purpose capability come together in the Concept Baja trek-touring design.
    Concept BajaDo it all, and do it in timeless style with the Concept Baja - where classic style meets modern innovation.

    January 20, 2012 - New York, NY - The distinct retro flair of the golden age of motorcycling is one that only Husqvarna can genuinely embody. The Husky marque is the definitive emblem of an era, and one that continues to symbolize bold innovation, classic design and timeless passion. Husqvarna's distinctive 1970's vibe is revisited in the Concept Baja - where vintage meets technology, and legendary style is redefined.

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    Vintage allure isn't all this trek-touring design has to offer; performance is what makes the Concept Baja truly exceptional. Ideal for the casual rider as well as the committed enthusiast, The Baja will continue the trek well after the pavement ends.

    Husqvarna Concept Baja

    650cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine
    Five-speed wide-ratio transmission
    Electronic fuel-injection
    Brembo disc brakes
    Perimeter frame with progressive linkage swingarm
    Wheels: 19-inch front, 17-inch rear with intermediate-knobby tires
    Innovative LED crossbar instrument display
    Approachable seat height and layout suits wide spectrum of riders

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  2. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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    that is sexy.:tb
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  3. slackmeyer

    slackmeyer Don't mean sheeit. .

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    That's actually pretty cool. A bit to concept-y at this point, but who knows what will change bringing it to the real world. Hopefully it will get a headlight that will actually work, and an instrument display that is readable.

    Oh, and your chain is too tight, dude.
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  4. larryboy

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    Another recycled BMW. :puke2


    Put the 630 engine in it and they might have something.
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  5. SenorPeligro

    SenorPeligro Proper Naughty

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    So... no TE650? :huh

    Styling from the 70's engine from the 90's. Keeping that retro thing going.
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    that is BADASS!!
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  12. larryboy

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    Yes.:evil




    Winner, winner chicken dinner. :clap
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    Interesting. Neat idea/motif, but I see a lot of things that would make it very un-baja-able. That radiator is about as un-crashworthy as the muffler arrangement, as does the waterpump on the LH side. It looks so much like a dirtbike, that I would be afraid to ride it on the street without getting pulled over, etc.

    I do like the LED array behind the number plate, though...and the brake light at the base of the back of the seat.

    It reaks of BMW-tech overkill, but lacks a lot of practicality IMO - as is the theme with said overkill, usually.

    It's probably gonna be ~$14k if they produce anything like it.
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  15. Gangplank

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    The 650 single motor is a strong runner.... until the water pump goes. Weight?
    Range?
    Bags?
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  16. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Here's another new Husky:


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  17. Gangplank

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    They are like fraternal twins... err... umm... singles? :rofl
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  18. Gangplank

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    BTW where are the mirrrors on that Husky? build into the handlegrips? :norton
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  19. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    yeahbutt at least it isn't all looks like the Xcountry above.

    I've ridden the 630 and found the motor kinda rough/industrial... the BMWs motor might not have equivalent power but it will most likely be enough. there are decent performance upgrades available, too.

    there will be a brisk business in effective skid plates and radiator protection products. since this is a concept bike, no doubt there will be refinements.

    if they made a version of this bike with a Dakar-styled fairing I bet it'd do well.

    What I'm looking for is a thumper that can take a significant amount of street miles without blowing itself up, or beating the rider to death.

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  20. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    IMO some of the prettiest motorcycles ever made were the early 70's Husqvarna's with the aluminum tanks. I had one and to this day I remember it's beautifully fabricated silver frame, shiny black motor, red alu tank with polished knee patches, and those pretty Akront wheels. This new bike tugs at me. All it needs is a round airfilter cover on the right side. :D
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