New Huskys based on BMW 650

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  1. Cretin

    Cretin Adventurer

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    95 octane listed, the lower compression twin spark 650gs runs ok on 91, 12.3:1 sounds too much for 91 octane
  2. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    maybe, maybe not. so many other factors have a bearing on whether it will run happy on 91. Valve timing/overlap, ignition map, also fuel injection can run a higher air/fuel mix than carbs . there's a bucket load of parameters.:D

    what probably will happen is the engine management will retard ignition to stop the knock and it will suffer from worse power and fuel consumption as it runs the engine in a less optimal part of the mapping.

    My single sparker gets best performance & economy from 95 :deal (11.5 ratio)

    no easy answer.

    cheers

    Mark
  3. davorallyfan

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    Nino is on nuts[​IMG]

    Bruno is on bolts

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    Maurizio is on mudguards

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    I wish they would stop chugging on the chianti and get on with it.
  4. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    pricing looks good...

    strada on bike sales ride away for $10795 here by a victorian dealer. and he's got the terra for $9995.

    $9695 plus ORC in qld here and taking orders now. and the terra for $8995 plus ORC.

    EDIT: and just popped in to full throttle at slacks creek, brisbane today. they sold their first batch out already but are taking orders for the second lot coming. $9995 on road with dual seat reg and 12 months. so a few hundred less if you went single seat reg for six months. bloody cheap for an european bike...
  5. Bigem

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    RIP KLR and DR!! ha ha

    Hopefully this will force the Japs to stop producing 25yo bikes with the performance, economy and ergos to match and build 'modern' bikes!!
  6. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    I would call it modern in the way of EFI , dash and its "look" but i certainly wouldn't say it has better suspension, weight and capability than a 25 yo design of the DR / KLR.
    Im still waiting for something else.
  7. Muddler

    Muddler Been here awhile

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    Agree, but at least it has the price to reflect that.
    Speaking of which, no comparisons with the 660 Tenere yet?
  8. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    amen. although it's a bugger this husky is still so heavy. with the official specs saying 183kg for the terra it weighs a hell of a lot more than a DR650. if it was around the same weight i'd be ordering one now. there's an official husky model ride day this sat (with a terra included) at full throttle in bris between 8.30am and 2pm....

    the usa-based thread on this bike is slamming it for having the rotax engines made in china now. but hopefully they'll have good quality control in place. most of our name brand goods are made there now and it's not an issue with western style checks in place.
  9. drchupachup

    drchupachup Thirsty

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    are these the same western style checks that the Japanese have been implementing for the last 3 or 4 decades?
  10. Bigem

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    183kgs wet/58hp, compares with 194kg wet/40hp KLR and 166kg wet/46hp DR650.

    The Husky will run away from the other too and go a lot further on the same amount of fuel!!

    Terra also makes the Tenere look very expensive in comparison!!
  11. davorallyfan

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    So when you rode it the suspension was a bit average eh?
  12. bully1

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    I may be wrong, I was wrong once before ( 1992 I think it was ) but the weight in the specs is 183kg ready to ride, I reckon that means full of fuel. DR weight specs is dry, take 13.5 kgs off the Terras weight then compare. Not much in it for the extra 15 ponies.

    I reckon the Terra will piss over all the opposition.
  13. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    Going by what others have said, its got a similar feel to the husky 610 suspension which was very stiff considering it had long legs.
  14. B1

    B1 Carbon-based bipedal

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    well spotted bigem, the specs i saw didn't mention wet/dry at all. 165kg is sounding much more respectable. googled around and found this:

    TR 650 Terra without ABS, unladen weight: 165 kg (363,76 lbs) / weight fully fuelled: 183 kg

    probably drop another 5kg getting rid of the second pipe....
  15. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    That's exactly the same weight as the Aprilia Pegaso Strada/Trail, and that
    thing goes very well, and it's 10hp down on the Husky.
    :evil
  16. Bigem

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    All the better for high-speed fire-trails and luggage carrying capability!:clap:clap:clap
  17. Chuffa

    Chuffa TR650 Terra

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    Husky website news... 1st shipment is on shore.

    Husky News Link

    Won't be long now...
  18. PiJiL

    PiJiL Been here awhile

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    Says the terra is asphalt and light duty off road...... Sad really.... I was hoping for more....
  19. davorallyfan

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    Spent this week painting the house (laundry, bathroom the bit behind the dunny) skirting boards they shit me and waiting... I'm toey. When I get the thing I'm out of here. Got luggage loops (and stock to fit), pegs, bars, red helmet even got given a husqvarna t shirt:rofl Learn't how to spell husqvarna. Cash in pocket.

    All dressed up...
  20. davorallyfan

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    Says.:rolleyes