2013 Husqvarna TR650 | First Ride

Where Terra Meets Strada

By Aaron Frank, Photography by Daniel Kraus

EVOLUTION

A hot-rodded version of BMW’s G650 single set into a new steel frame, with your choice of either street or dual-sport rolling stock.

RIVALS

BMW G650GS, Honda XR650L, Kawasaki KLR650, KTM 690 Enduro R, Suzuki DR650SE

TECH

Price

$6999 (Terra), $7499 (Strada)

Engine type

l-c single

Valve train

DOHC, 4v

Displacement

652cc

Bore x stroke

100.0 x 83.0mm

Compression

12.3:1

Fuel system

EFI

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate

Transmission

5-speed

Claimed horsepower

58.0 bhp @ 7250 rpm

Claimed torque

44.0 lbs.-ft. @ 5750 rpm

Frame

Tubular steel split-backbone

Front suspension

Sachs 46mm fork

Rear suspension

Sachs shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping

Front brake

Brembo two-piston caliper, 300mm disc, with ABS (Strada only)

Rear brake

Brembo one-piston caliper, 240mm disc, with ABS (Strada only)

Front tire

100/80-19 Metzeler Tourance SP (Strada); 90/90-21 Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3 (Terra)

Rear tire

140/80-17 Metzeler Tourance SP (Strada); 140/80-18 Metzeler Sahara Enduro 3 (Terra)

Rake/trail

26.0 º/4.0 in. (Strada); 27.0 º/4.4 in. (Terra)

Seat height

33.8 in. (Strada); 34.4 in. (Terra)

Wheelbase

59.1 in.

Fuel capacity

3.6 gal.

Claimed curb weight

410 lbs. (Strada); 408 lbs. (Terra)

Color

Black/white (Strada); red/white (Terra)

Available

Now

Warranty

12 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact

Husqvarna Motorcycles North America
371 Corporate Terrace Circle
Corona, CA 92879
951.268.3600
www.husqvarna-motorcyclesna.com

VERDICT

: 4 out of 5 stars

Single-cylinder dual-sports celebrate motorcycling’s simple pleasures. These deliver a lot of bang for the buck.

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