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Like most I'm watching to see how the new model comes out and considering jumping. I started adventure riding on an XR650R I had street plated and put on some saddlebags. Definitely a 90/10 on the off-road/road equation. I tried a small stint with a V-Strom, but didn't like the sloppy suspension and 30/70 road-bias. And now I'm hooning around on a Husqvarna TR650 Strada that I've put spokes on and like it being a 80/20 split and a bargain to boot.

I ride a lot with a friend on a GS800 and it's OK in that 50/50 feel, but hoping the new Twin will still be more like a 70/30 thing and not as expensive TCO.
 

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...I was curious about the Husky TR650 as don't recall ever having seen one. I see it uses the BMW engine which is rock solid. I owned the BMW F650 GS Dakar for a short while.
 

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Like most I'm watching to see how the new model comes out and considering jumping. I started adventure riding on an XR650R I had street plated and put on some saddlebags. Definitely a 90/10 on the off-road/road equation. I tried a small stint with a V-Strom, but didn't like the sloppy suspension and 30/70 road-bias. And now I'm hooning around on a Husqvarna TR650 Strada that I've put spokes on and like it being a 80/20 split and a bargain to boot.

I ride a lot with a friend on a GS800 and it's OK in that 50/50 feel, but hoping the new Twin will still be more like a 70/30 thing and not as expensive TCO.
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why not something orange? A used KTM sounds about perfect ;)
I've owned one. Before they were quite so proud of their product and as orange-obsessed. Even considered one before I bought the Husky.

Great product, but danged expensive IMO. I just don't think they're a very good value proposition compared to the new Honda.
 

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I see it uses the BMW engine which is rock solid. I owned the BMW F650 GS Dakar for a short while.
Exactly! In fact, they even took the 50'ish hp engine from the Dakar and pumped it up to 58 in Husky form. The frame and rear shock aren't what the Dakar was to be honest, but at <$6K for new including ABS was a great bargain and head turner.

While the new Honda is over double the price of the Husky...it might be worth it to me to jump to it or add to my stable. I think it's also going to come down to what farkles and accessories run.
 
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