Husqvarna has officially revelad details on its new TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra. Both are based on the BMW G 650 GS and are the company’s first on-road offering for the U.S.
The 2013 Husqvarna TR 650 Terra (light terrain) is built for dual-purpose use, while the Husqvarna TR 650 Strada (road) was optimized for the street. Based on BMW G 650 GS, both TR 650 Terra and TR 650 Strada a 625cc water-cooled, single-cylinder dual-overhead engine that produces 58 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and 44 lb-ft of torque at 5,750 rpm. The engine is linked to the constant-mesh 5-speed gearbox and is mated to a robust split-backbone tubular steel chassis, as well as has been modified for use in the Husqvarna motorcycles with a retuned fuel-injection system, new pistons, increased compression ratio new pistons, increased compression ratio, new cylinder head geometries, as well as features two overhead camshafts. The Bikes are also more fuel efficient and has reduced emissions, thanks to an all-new stainless steel exhaust system.
The TR 650 Strada sits on cast aluminium wheels while the TR 650 Terra comes equipped with spoked hoops that are more suitable for light off-road use. ABS is available as standard equipment on the new Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and optional on the TR 650 Terra. Suspension consists of a torsionally-stiff 46 millimetre upside-down telescopic fork and a progressive linkage rear shock. Both road and off-road models have 190mm of suspension travel for both the front and the rear.
Both TR 650 Terra and TR 650 Strada are expected to arrive in dealerships as early as this fall. No word on pricing at the moment.