Husqvarna TR650 Terra - red Husqvarna has officially dropped details on the company's first on-road offering for the U.S. market since BMW took the reins in 2007. Meet the TR650 Strada and its off-road twin, the TR650 Terra. Both bikes rock a 625cc water-cooled, single-cylinder dual-overhead cam engine good for around 58 horsepower. There's also a smidge over 44 lb-ft of torque on hand, which should be more than enough to have eye-popping fun with the 375-pound bike. If this recipe sounds a little familiar, it certainly should. The TR650 gets its bones from the BMW G650GS, though with a few tweaks. Engineers have rolled in a reworked fuel-injection system, tweaked the cam and incorporated larger valves.

The TR650 Terra is a bit lighter at 368 pounds and offers the option of an anti-lock brake system, whereas its tarmac-oriented brother features ABS as standard equipment. A 21-inch spoked wheel handles rolling duties up front, while an 18-inch version takes care of the rear. Aggressive rubber, a lower seat and marginally longer wheelbase also help differentiate the Terra from the Strada. Check out the complete press release below.
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The new Husqvarna models TR 650 Terra and TR 650 Strada.

12.07.2012

Husqvarna Motorcycles – road bikes and off-road bikes with a long tradition.

Husqvarna Motorcycles is an international manufacturer of off-road and on-road motorbikes. It was originally founded in Sweden and has been part of the BMW Group since 2007. Since this time, the innovative technological capabilities of Husqvarna Motorcycles have been dynamically strengthened, and on a lasting basis, through its alliance with BMW Motorrad.

The motorcycle brand with the Scandinavian roots, based today in Cassinetta di Biandronno in the northern Italian province of Varese, boasts a tradition of motorcycle manufacturing which stretches back more than 100 years, making Husqvarnas the oldest motorcycles in the world with an uninterrupted production record. In ten decades of company history, Husqvarna Motorcycles has been able to achieve outstanding success in international off-road racing, with 82 World Championship titles to its name to date. In road racing, Husqvarna was successful in the 1920s and 1930s, so it was a logical step to set about expanding today's product range in the on-road arena once again.

Husqvarna re-entered the road bike segment in 2011 with the presentation of the Husqvarna Nuda 900 and Husqvarna Nuda 900 R models. These models, developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad, likewise display Husqvarna's typical pure, athletic and dynamic styling. The brand most recently provided a look ahead to further extension of the model range with the Husqvarna Concept MOAB, Husqvarna Concept Strada and Husqvarna Concept BAJA studies.

With the new Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra, Husqvarna Motorcycles continues its model offensive that began last year with the successful launch of its road models.

Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra – two powerful characters for on-road and off-road riding.

With the new TR 650 Strada and the new TR 650 Terra,
Husqvarna Motorcycles extends its program of highly agile, dynamic single-cylinder motorcycles by adding two attractive new machines.

Their slim, wiry stature and masculine, dynamic design gives the new Husqvarna TR 650 models a progressive, light and energetic look, whether as the "Terra" version for light terrain or as the "Strada" version for asphalt-based motorcycling fun. At the same time, the two new Husqvarna models are clearly set apart from their competitors with their outstanding overall package of handling and riding dynamics as well as in terms of design. Along with their relatively low weight, a powerful single-cylinder engine and an agile, directionally-stable chassis they embody the passion of motorcycling and the fascinating world of Husqvarna Motorcycles.

Outstandingly powerful single-cylinder engine in the BMW Motorrad mould.

In terms of engine technology, the TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra rely on the tried and tested basis of the G 650 GS by BMW Motorrad. However, this liquid-cooled single-cylinder power unit with two overhead camshafts and
652 cc was extensively modified and its performance significantly enhanced for use in the two new Husqvarna models. It delivers 43 kW (58 hp) at
7,250 rpm, developing its maximum torque of 60 Nm at 5,750 rpm. For those countries with graduated licencing, there is also there is also a reduced power version on offer as an ex works option with 35 kW (48 hp) at 7,250 rpm and 54 Nm of torque at 5,750 rpm.

The single-cylinder engine has been modified with a wide range of measures to hone it for its athletic, dynamic purpose. In addition to various other improvements, such features as a modified electronic fuel-injection system, altered camshafts and an increased compression ratio due to modified piston and cylinder head geometries ensure powerful propulsion, high revving and spontaneous response. Nonetheless, with its exhaust system in stainless steel including two rear silencers and a closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, the engine provides not just an especially high level of single-cylinder riding fun but also excellent fuel efficiency and environmental compatibility.

In conjunction with the constant-mesh 5-speed gearbox, the powerful and high-revving single-cylinder engine in the Husqvarna TR 650 Strada puts in an especially impressive performance on country roads, while a full torque curve and spontaneous response also allow supreme off-road excursions over light terrain on the TR 650 Terra.

Robust, high-quality chassis for riding fun both on and off the road.

The new Husqvarna models TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra are able to rely on an agile chassis based on a split-backbone tubular steel frame with remove-able rear frame and front beam bolted to the engine.

Front guidance and suspension duties are dealt with by a torsionally-stiff 46 millimetre upside-down telescopic fork. The rear wheel is controlled by a torsionally-stiff dual swing arm made of pentagonal steel tubing in conjunction with a centrally-mounted rear shock with progressive linkage. In keeping with its use on asphalted roads, the Husqvarna TR 650 Strada has cast wheels made of aluminium while the TR 650 Terra reflects its off-road suitability with a centrally-mounted rear shock with progressive linkage. Generous suspension travel of 190 millimetres at the front and rear makes for easy handling and a high level of directional stability combined with excellent comfort and off-road qualities.

TR 650 Strada fitted as standard with ABS. TR 650 Terra with ABS as an optional feature.

To match the dynamic performance available, the brake system consists of a single-disc brake at front and rear which offers supremely solid stopping power. The new Husqvarna TR 650 Strada is fitted as standard with ABS, while the new Husqvarna TR 650 Terra can likewise feature ABS if this is ordered as an ex works option. The ABS is disengageable for special uses.

Masculine shaping in dynamic, Italian design.

To reflect their high level of riding dynamics, the lines of the new Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra have been given a particular dynamic emphasis in terms of design. Although they embody masculine athleticism, their clearly-defined shaping nonetheless conveys a sense of agility and lightness. While the light-alloy cast wheels in the TR 650 Strada embody the active riding character of a road bike, the spoke wheels combined with a high fender on the front wheel reveal the dual sport ambitions of the TR 650 Terra.

The two new Husqvarna models have a robust, masculine appearance through selective use of black-coated chassis elements such as frame and swingarm. In addition, red side trim elements for the TR 650 Terra, and a black side panel for the TR 650 Strada, in combination with the Strada's low white front fender, lend a unique appearance to each.

The bikes' high aspirations in terms of riding dynamics are underscored by the light-gray sand-cast engine cases, providing a fascinating technical contrast in conjunction with the hallmark Husqvarna red cylinder head. Further accents are provided the anodized-silver upside-down forks and the end caps of the twin exhausts, which proudly exhibit the Husqvarna logo.

The new Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra are manufactured at the Husqvarna Motorcycles plant in Cassinetta di Biandronno, northern Italy.

An overview of the key features of the new Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra:

Powerful, high-revving single-cylinder engine with a 652 cc capacity.
Output 43 kW (58 hp) at 7,250 rpm and maximum torque of 60 Nm at 5,750 rpm.
Output version 35 kW (48 hp) at 7,250 rpm and maximum torque of
54 Nm at 5,750 rpm as an ex works option for those countries offering graduated licences.
TR 650 Strada, unladen weight: 168 kg (370.37 lbs) / weight fully fuelled: 186 kg (410.06 lbs). (US-Version: 374.78 lbs / 414.47 lbs)
TR 650 Terra, unladen weight: 166 kg (365.96 lbs) / weight fully fuelled: 184 kg (405.65 lbs). (US-Version n.a.)
TR 650 Terra without ABS, unladen weight: 165 kg (363,76 lbs) / weight fully fuelled: 183 kg (403.44 lbs). (US-Version: 368.17 lbs / 410.06 lbs)
Handling-oriented, robust chassis concept with split-backbone frame and swing arm made of steel as well as telescopic fork and rear shock with linkage (suspension travel at front and rear 190 mm / 7.5").
Light alloy cast wheels in finely wrought 10-spoke design for the
TR 650 Strada and characteristic off-road spoke wheels with light-alloy rims and hubs for the TR650 Terra.
Highly stable brake system with single disc brake front and rear and ABS (as standard in the TR 650 Strada, ex works option for the
TR 650 Terra).
Masculine design with dynamically-shaped body panels.
Fuel tank placed to optimise centre of gravity for enhanced handling.
Options and special accessories: ABS (TR 650 Terra only), power reduction to 35 kW (48 hp), windshield, hand protectors, low seat, engine guard, heated grips, alarm system, rear softbag, topcase, side pannier.


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  • 11 Comments
      stanleyhoneybear
      • 2 Years Ago
      The street version sits too high! Especialy if you subscribe to the "lean it over 'till something starts to drag" school of riding. When things start to drag on that bike you're already flat side down (crashed). Not a good idea!
      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Auto blog shilling motorcycles again
      mookieblaylock
      • 2 Years Ago
      375 lbs , that is a sad joke. Aren't they supposed to get lighter, the last big TE was 330 slightly heavier than the one before it. As an offroader it's the difference between the ability to handle steep singletrack and getting hung up all the time. The ktm 690 at 320 lbs is on the cusp of being too heavy but manages quite well. This pig is dead in the water. Shame on bmw for this joke.
        stanleyhoneybear
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mookieblaylock
        Way back in the dark ages (I'm talking the 70s') BMW used to feild a Six Day Trials team riding 650 horizontal twins. They did pretty well ofr such a big motorcycle.
      IOMTT
      • 2 Years Ago
      That Strada looks like fun. Just a bit on the heavy side for a machine like this. My old ride was a Suzuki DRZ 400SM which only had maybe 35 HP, but only weighed 325lb. On the right kind of road, it was tons more fun than a sportbike. Two main concerns are price and what kind of dealer network will there be? BMW dealers are few and far between out where I live.
      Xedicon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Yeeesssssss....
      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 2 Years Ago
      So, will this be sold in the US? Looks like a good dual sport to me.
        Brex
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Doug Danzeisen Sr
        They give US-specific specifications so it appears that it will be sold in the US.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      how many cords of wood will they saw?
      Brex
      • 2 Years Ago
      The 650 Strada weighs more than a Ducati Hypermotard 796 which puts out 81 hp vs. the Husky's 58 hp.
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brex
        I cant open the press release for some reason, how do they compare price wise?....theres also Aprilias lineup...thay arent exactly slouches either....