The 2013 Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra look like they'd be fun to ride. The day we no longer want a Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000, we'd take the 650 Strada...
After the Nuda 900R, which they unveiled last year, Husqvarna have now announced the new TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra, both of which are powered by a modified version of the single-cylinder 652cc engine that you’d find on the BMW G650GS range. The TR 650 Strada has been optimized for the street while the Terra is built for dual-purpose use and will take some light off-roading in its stride.
Husqvarna have taken BMW’s 652cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected DOHC single-cylinder engine and reworked it for the TR 650 duo – the engine now produces 58 horsepower and 60Nm of torque, which should be adequate since the TR 650 Strada weighs 168kg dry (166kg dry, for the Terra). For those are interested, modifications to the engine include a retuned fuel-injection system, altered camshafts, new pistons, increased compression ratio and changes to the piston and cylinder head geometries, all of which result in enhanced power delivery. The engine also benefits from an all-new stainless steel exhaust system and is now more fuel efficient and has reduced emissions.
On both Huskys, the engine is mated to a robust split-backbone tubular steel chassis, while 46mm USD front forks and centrally-mounted single rear shock with progressive linkage handles suspension duties. The TR 650 Strada rides on cast aluminium wheels while the TR 650 Terra gets spoked hoops that are more suitable for light off-road use. ABS is standard on the Strada and optional on the Terra, and optional accessories include windshield, hand protectors, low seat, engine guard, heated grips, alarm system, rear softbag, topcase and side panniers.
The Husqvarna TR 650 Terra and Strada, with ABS, are both priced at £5971.00