New 2006 Husky 610 Dual Sport !!!

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  1. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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  2. SoilSampleDave

    SoilSampleDave Dr. Zaius was right!

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    Forgot to mention - special for Creep - it comes with a Keihin 41MX carb!
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  3. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    There's another thread in here, somewhere, about it.
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  4. Ergo

    Ergo Been here awhile

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    Yeah! :D

    I put my dirt bike bike on EBay the day I saw that! :freaky

    Am SO glad they are bringing these to the USA! :1drink
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  5. HighwayChile

    HighwayChile greetings from Wa state

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    cool bike, but 12 liter tank sucks. why cant anyone get it ( the complete bike) right?
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  6. Max Power

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  7. inte

    inte neophyte serendipity

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    ...and just when you thing your bike lust has been satisfied...

    :eek2

    Probably scary to ask... but what's the MSRP on this thing?

    Somewhat old-school design looks like - even Yamaha has switched to aluminum frames.
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  8. creeper

    creeper Still alive...

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    Then I guess I'll take a pass. :evil
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  9. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    I wouldn't sell that WR250 too fast. I have a '00 WR250 and a '03 TE610E, love them both. Even though the '06 TE610E will be... lighter, slimmer, more powerful and better suspended than my '03 it is still a big bike. If you do some serious technical dirt riding, I doubt that the TE will replace the WR, if you want to ride it like a dual sport it will be awesome. Looks like you have Tim Gallagher's old WR250, I would think that bike is a keeper.
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  10. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    Specs on the bike?

    Pics are fine but what are the figures?
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  11. meat popsicle

    meat popsicle Ignostic

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    The website is pretty easy to find... :lol3

    2006 Enduro/Dual-Sport: Husqvarna TE 610

    In the Husqvarna Dual Sport range, the new TE 610 lines up like a big sister to the WRE 125. This new model has been designed to fill a gap in a particularly interesting sector of the motorcycling market – that of the 600 cc four-stroke, single cylinder, off-road machine. Based on the SM 610, the new Husqvarna TE 610 benefits from having many parts in common with other four-stroke, racing Enduro Husqvarnas. The new machine signals the return of the 67 times World Off-Road Champions to the Dual Purpose sector - meaning bikes that will take you anywhere.

    With the new TE 610, Husqvarna intends to widen its range to include those less competition-minded riders who use their bikes every day and need more comfort and practicality but want to combine this with the thrill of owning a race bike. The Husqvarna TE 610 is perfect for those of you that want a bike with muscle but also class. It is without any doubt the best example of how a racing off-roader can be transformed into a road-going machine.

    The new Husqvarna happily took up the challenge of racing and in the last “Rally di Sardegna” won the “Marathon” category for production bikes. The TE 610 combines a strong character with looks. Part of its brilliance comes from the frame that has been re-tuned to cope with daily road use but is still powered by one of the best engines in production today, especially in the low-medium rev band. The new version has had some highly significant modifications to the cylinder and head as well as now being fitted with a new carburetor.

    The new Husqvarna TE 610 is a machine of many faces, with the highly specialized capabilities one expects from a Husqvarna, yet suited for a wide range of riding styles. With an innovative blend of racing technology and comfort-oriented design, it is the perfect solution for a rider who wants to own an Enduro / Dual Purpose bike that can also handle longer journeys. The TE 610 is uniquely beautiful, available in the traditional Husqvarna yellow and blue racing scheme.

    The 12 litre tank has a locking fuel cap. The digital instrumentation—which displays the normal warning lights, turn indicators, high/low beam, speed, mileage, rpm, and time—also features a trip meter and displays service intervals. The handlebars and controls are very similar to those found on the TE 450/510 racing version. The frame was stiffened and strengthened using traditional steel tubing with less steering column area and by using a more compact single tube cradle. The swinging arm is the same as used on the 450/510 twin cam models and has a new Sachs shock absorber featuring twin brake adjustment for compression and rebound using a redesigned linkage with a new progression curve. The suspension and brakes are the same as those on the TE models, but with lighter, completely adjustable settings. The Marzocchi 45 mm inverted forks have adjustable compression and rebound damping. The rear suspension features a redesigned linkage with a new progression curve. The swinging arm is the same as used on the 450/510 racing models. The new Sachs shock absorber is fully adjustable for compression and rebound. Brakes are by Brembo. The front uses a floating 260 mm disc with new 4-piston calipers . The rear is fitted with a 220 mm disc. The TE 610 has been designed to allow passengers to ride in comfort, thanks to an improved seat and anti-slip passenger footpegs. Saddlebags are available, attaching to special clips fitted to the rear frame and fender.

    The 610 engine offers many improvements over previous versions. The engine is significantly more powerful than the previous version thanks to new higher compression pistons and the fitting of a Keihin MX 41 carburetor. Power output at the flywheel has increased to about 39 KW (about 54 CV ) at 7,000 rpm. The 4 valve, single overhead cam and rocker arm system has variable valve springs and a new timing chain tensioner to reduce noise. A counter-balancer is used to offset the vibration normally associated with large single-cylinder motors. The engine has twin oil pumps. One pump supplies oil to the head and crankshaft, while the second pump services the crankcase and the gearbox.

    Other design elements that were included specifically to improve performance include the single pipe exhaust system with integrated catalytic converter and a new cooling system featuring an electric fan, thermostat, and redesigned air box.

    Main modifications to the new Husqvarna TE 610

    Engine
    • High compression piston
    • Keihin MX 41 carburetor
    • New digital electronics with TPS (Throttle Position System)
    • Max power output 39 KW (54 CV )at 7000 RPM
    • Max torque 52 NM at 6,500 rpm (was 50 Nm at 5,000 rpm)
    • Multi-plate clutch with anti-kickback on electric starting
    • New clutch plates fitted (new clutch)
    • New oil level inspection port
    • New spark plug with extended electrode


    Frame
    • Traditional Husky round tube frame with tighter fitting single tube cradle.
    • New side stand
    • New aluminum swinging arm
    • New progressive rear suspension link
    • New bodywork and fittings
    • New filter box
    • TE 450/510 suspension and brakes
    • New final drive ratios
    • New catalyzed mono pipe exhaust system
    • New saddle
    • New digital instrumentation
    • New lockable 12.5-liter fuel tank
    • Rear rack supplied as standard

    MSRP To Be Announced

    Specifications
    Engine
    Single Cylinder, 4 Stroke, 4 Valves
    Displacement
    576 cc
    Bore x Stroke
    98x76.4 mm
    Number of Gears
    6
    Starting
    Electric
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Ignition
    C.D.I. w/ Adjustable Advance
    Carburetor
    41 mm Keihin FCR MX



    Front brake
    Brembo Floating Caliper
    w/ Fixed Disc Ø 260 mm
    Rear Brake
    Brembo Floating Caliper
    w/ Floating Disc Ø 220 mm
    Front Suspension
    Marzocchi Inverted Telescopic Hydraulic Adjustable Fork (Ø 45 mm)
    Rear Suspension
    SACHS Progressive "Soft Damp" with Hydraulic Adjustable Single Shock Absorber
    Tires - Front/Rear
    90/90-21" / 140/80-18"




    Claimed Dry Weight,
    308 Lbs
    Wheelbase
    59.25"
    Min. Ground Clearance
    11.61"
    Seat Height
    37"
    Fuel Tank Capacity
    3.17 gal.



    Specifications Subject To Change
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  12. DC950

    DC950 Microadventurer

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    when/ever/if I wear out my Adventure ( for I have no intention of ever selling it) I'll get one of these. If I can get a bigger tank that is. 20 litres please. If the LC4 replacement is a 5 speed, I'll get the Husqvarna no matter what size tank it has.

    Fletcher's Cycles here in Memphis is a great Husqvarna dealer, so I have no worries in the dealer support department. He's very impressed with the 250/450s he's seen. They've proven to be light, fast, and reliable.
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  13. Mr.Grumpy

    Mr.Grumpy Banned

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    That bike is super sweet and only 10# more than my DRZ! The husky sitesays that my (former) favorite dealer is selling Huskys now. Looks like we'll have to kiss and make up....... :rogue
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  14. Katoompete

    Katoompete Linked recoveries!

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  15. Ergo

    Ergo Been here awhile

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    Mmmmm....tasty! :D

    Choices of Supermoto (street) or Dual sport (dirt) version!
    3.1+ gallons from standard tank...
    Standard rear rack...
    Designed to carry a passenger... :huh
    Available saddlebags... :freaky
    Fully adjustable inverted front suspension...
    Fully adjustable rear suspension...
    Japanese carb... :1drink
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  16. Ergo

    Ergo Been here awhile

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    Norman...do you know me!?! :lol3 Damn! :rofl

    I would agree, this won't be the GNCC bike like a WR250. Still, I ride for fun more now. My father is riding dual sports. I have less and less time for the true nasty off road stuff. This bikes looks like it can truly do it all...good enough for me anyway. I hadn't jumped a triple in years! :D
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  17. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Very nice...

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  18. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband

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    I see my 625SXC resale dropping...
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  19. k7

    k7 Ancien cyclist

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    Yeah but... I don't see the "The TE 610 has been designed to allow passengers to ride in comfort" portion in the pictures but... no one in their right mind would try to carry a passenger further than a couple of miles anyway.
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  20. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband

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    Check out the exhaust tip on the Supermoto.

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    Very cool.
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