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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #20 on: June 10, 2012, 01:57:19 pm »
Sorry XR guys but there is no comparison when it comes to looks


I see what you are doing. I can do it too....


No really Grrr the kark weather in Cape Town is messing with you head  :deal: That only looks marginally better than a fully loaded GS  ;)




... I just don't agree with you.  :)


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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2012, 05:11:58 pm »
Interesting.......if you just compare the following.......surely the husky must pull a heck of a lot better than the honda?

Honda

Max Power   41.5 hp 30.5 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque   51 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Dry-Weight   /  Wet Weight   147 kg  /  158 kg  -348 lb


Husqvarna

Max Power   54 hp 40.3 KW @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque   52 Nm 38.4 ft-lb @ 6500 rpm
Dry-Weight   139.7 kg
Although I agree with the general point being made here, your figures are way off. It implies that the Husky makes the same power as my 550 Husaberg  ??? Which I know for a fact makes 55HP.

Even if measuring @ crank vs rear wheel..
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2012, 05:16:22 pm »
As jy oraait is met PEP onder broeke en lelike girls, is 'n XR650L shweet..
 

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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2012, 05:23:01 pm »
As jy oraait is met PEP onder broeke en lelike girls, is 'n XR650L shweet..


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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2012, 05:36:11 pm »
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2012, 06:03:22 pm »
Interesting.......if you just compare the following.......surely the husky must pull a heck of a lot better than the honda?

Honda

Max Power   41.5 hp 30.5 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque   51 Nm @ 5000 rpm
Dry-Weight   /  Wet Weight   147 kg  /  158 kg  -348 lb


Husqvarna

Max Power   54 hp 40.3 KW @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque   52 Nm 38.4 ft-lb @ 6500 rpm
Dry-Weight   139.7 kg
Although I agree with the general point being made here, your figures are way off. It implies that the Husky makes the same power as my 550 Husaberg  ??? Which I know for a fact makes 55HP.

Even if measuring @ crank vs rear wheel..
Daar is geen manier nie.

Figures obtained from....... http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/

Are you saying they are wrong?

Also - someone posted earlier on this thread that his Honda 650 makes nowhere near the claimed output - so what's up with that? Are manufacturers claiming figures which just aren't real? I know it makes a difference when you measure at the flywheel vs the rear wheel on a dyno etc - but still - what's up?

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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2012, 06:59:21 pm »
Manufacturers claimed figures are seldom correct , but the important thing with any bike is to ride it first , the fun factor cannot be put into figures and that is important in my opinion
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #27 on: June 10, 2012, 07:15:03 pm »
Reliability wise that Honda will long outlast any Husky or Husaberg. It is just a Jap thing :mwink:
 

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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #28 on: June 10, 2012, 07:54:03 pm »
Dyno's differ and manufacture's lie.
Look for dyno charts where both bikes were tested on the same dyno, like JD jetting's charts
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #29 on: June 10, 2012, 08:59:57 pm »
Point is its not realy about power it's about what bike suites you best for the given task. I like an XR as it is simple and cheap, it presumes to be nothing but puts a smile on your face when used as it was intended. I love that it does not have a matching tent, I mean wtf really. load it up a go make memories and see the beautiful country we live in. Who gives a shit if it is short a few horses it's got enough, when the terain is rough there is not much in it anyway, as for riding at 150 on a gravel hwy well that does not interest me anymore either. You can't knock an XR it's a great bike, it's old school cool. My 2c :thumleft:



 

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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #30 on: June 10, 2012, 10:01:20 pm »
Ja power isnt everything, especially when riding off road.

Guys that are obsessed with power and dyno charts usually end up spending most of their time dicing down straight smooth roads - which I find really boring personally - but the Americans call that racing.

The key issues to me are in order of importance:

1) Handling - which is the result of weight, frame design, suspension.  You need a well balanced bike that is light and has good suspension that is set up properly.
2) Power delivery - I've ridden my share of violently powerful bikes and without exception they were all dogs on the track.  You cant go fast when you are battling to stop the bike from wheel spinning out from under you,  or jerking all over the place at the merest touch of the throttle - you need some finesse to control traction - going fast is all about being smooth.  Smooth power especially from low down is far more useful than trying to tame a fire breathing dragon the whole time, as cool as that may sound. 
3) Absolute power is necessary when you want to cruise at high speeds on the highway - but that is the least important thing for me.

So the figures can only really tell you so much about a bike,- after that you need to ride it to find out if it suites you.

Its no good waving your dyno chart at your mates when you pitch up for a ride - its how you ride your bike that actually really counts (if you ride competitively). 

A good rider will ride rings around all of us in technical terrain on an inferior bike in most cases anyway.  That tells you that power is not the limiting factor.
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #31 on: June 11, 2012, 08:04:03 am »
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Some good and sensible posts.....
Grrrr definelately gets my vote for "cool" vid's !!!
Sidetrack definelately gets my vote for showing the most sexy bike......BUT sometime ago dirtWarp would have said it's gay..... ::) >:D
But sorry, the overall winner is BigDom's Husky screensaver.......by a mile!!! :patch:
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #32 on: June 11, 2012, 08:45:51 am »
Point is its not realy about power it's about what bike suites you best for the given task. I like an XR as it is simple and cheap, it presumes to be nothing but puts a smile on your face when used as it was intended. I love that it does not have a matching tent, I mean wtf really. load it up a go make memories and see the beautiful country we live in. Who gives a shit if it is short a few horses it's got enough, when the terain is rough there is not much in it anyway, as for riding at 150 on a gravel hwy well that does not interest me anymore either. You can't knock an XR it's a great bike, it's old school cool. My 2c :thumleft:
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2012, 09:07:10 am »
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Some good and sensible posts.....
Grrrr definelately gets my vote for "cool" vid's !!!
Sidetrack definelately gets my vote for showing the most sexy bike......BUT sometime ago dirtWarp would have said it's gay..... ::) >:D
But sorry, the overall winner is BigDom's Husky screensaver.......by a mile!!! :patch:

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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2012, 09:27:41 am »
I am sorry but I find it very difficult to believe that a XR650L will stay with my 610 on a technical ride  :pot:
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2012, 09:30:50 am »
I am sorry but I find it very difficult to believe that a XR650L will stay with my 610 on a technical ride  :pot:

Maybe not at the get go but the Honda will slowly put surely pass the Husky's bits and pieces that has rattled loose.

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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #36 on: June 11, 2012, 10:06:18 am »
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Well - I really really love both!!! Both put a smile on your face, albeit with a total different approach..... :mwink:
Serious now, these two bikes speak at different senses of your body ....only one makes you blush and feel guilty, and you have to "screw/fasten" it often, but you love it..... :pot:
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2012, 11:28:03 am »
BUT sometime ago dirtWarp would have said it's gay..... ::) >:D
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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2012, 01:13:12 pm »
BUT sometime ago dirtWarp would have said it's gay..... ::) >:D
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I've actually referred to that bike with a lot of  :drif: in the past  :deal:
But yes, the rest are gay  :biggrin:

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Re: Honda XR650L vs. Husqvarna TE610iE
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2012, 01:16:40 pm »
Die Enfield.. hy vibreer jou po3pol mal!

BTW Chris, kan ek dalk daardie onderbroek van my terug kry?  :patch:
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