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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #60 on: July 28, 2012, 05:50:33 pm »
For some irony:
The Japanese bike (XT) uses an Italian engine and the Italian bike uses an Austrian engine.
What next?

The Austrian bike using an Indian engine.
 

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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #61 on: July 28, 2012, 07:30:18 pm »
For some irony:
The Japanese bike (XT) uses an Italian engine and the Italian bike uses an Austrian engine.
What next?

The Austrian bike using an Indian engine.

 :thumleft: Nothing wrong with that, these bikes will feel at home in SA because we are the most inbred bastard nation in the world. The rainbow Nation of SA especially the 'pure whites' are so disconfaculated because its German, French, Dutch, curry and dont know what else...smile now ;)
 

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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #62 on: July 28, 2012, 10:13:01 pm »
For some irony:
The Japanese bike (XT) uses an Italian engine and the Italian bike uses an Austrian engine.
What next?

The Austrian bike using an Indian engine.

No it is actually a Italian-German bike with an Indian-Austrian engine   :biggrin:
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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #63 on: July 30, 2012, 08:59:12 am »
I think I will sell my XT and TE and get me one of these.
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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #64 on: July 30, 2012, 12:42:52 pm »
Seems like its the new x challenge with a better shock on the rear I wonder what else has been shared between the 2
Kinda makes sense now why it was canned maybe?

I think a too simplistic view (and I am saying this as one that bemoans the fact that it is not closer to the TE610)
fully agree would be great if it was only the motor that was changed
I wonder how difficult it would be to retrofit 610 suspension ?
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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #65 on: July 30, 2012, 02:15:34 pm »
It will be interesting to see which way they go - suspension wise:

1) Did they follow the normal BMW route of erring on the side of rather soft road orientated suspension "for comfort" (its also costs less to procure :thumleft:) .

2) Did they let Husky revise the suspension to actually enhance the "some off road capability" aspect?

But by branding it a Husky adventure bike, they are not going to be able to say afterwards that they didnt mean for it to be actually used off road, no more than KTM can claim that a 690/950/990 wasn't meant to ridden off road.  Hope they understand that  :-\
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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #66 on: July 30, 2012, 08:25:27 pm »
My guess is number 1 I dont think they give a rats ass about where husky come from
I really hope Im wrong though
This bike has the potential to be really great,assuming the suspension is the real deal It will probably cost and arm
And a leg
I wonder if they are not trying to give the 690 potential market a go
If they do this right they could
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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #67 on: July 31, 2012, 06:19:27 am »
My guess is number 1 I dont think they give a rats ass about where husky come from
I really hope Im wrong though
This bike has the potential to be really great,assuming the suspension is the real deal It will probably cost and arm
And a leg
I wonder if they are not trying to give the 690 potential market a go
If they do this right they could

I dont think the Terra will ever be competition to the 690, it competes against the Sertao and the XTZ IMO. 

If they hadnt scrapped the Husky 610, and upgraded its motor to be a 650 - that would have been competition to the 690!
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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #68 on: July 31, 2012, 07:42:53 am »
Very nice  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Husqvarna 650 Terra & Strada
« Reply #69 on: July 31, 2012, 08:46:55 am »
My guess is number 1 I dont think they give a rats ass about where husky come from
I really hope Im wrong though
This bike has the potential to be really great,assuming the suspension is the real deal It will probably cost and arm
And a leg
I wonder if they are not trying to give the 690 potential market a go
If they do this right they could

I dont think the Terra will ever be competition to the 690, it competes against the Sertao and the XTZ IMO. 

If they hadnt scrapped the Husky 610, and upgraded its motor to be a 650 - that would have been competition to the 690!
Absolutely that motor with the service intervals in a proper frame with proper suspension
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