July 13, 2012
With the TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra Husqvarna Motorcycles extends its program of onroad respective dual purpose bikes. The Strada is a supermoto like looking funbike for onroad use, the Terra matches the concept of the classic dual bike with focus on all day use but features also offroad abilities.
In terms of engine technology, the TR 650 rely on the tried and tested basis of the G 650 GS by BMW. 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 new 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 a more 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 also environmental compatibility.
The new Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra (below). Click images to enlarge.
The new Husqvarna models TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra feature 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 46 millimetre upside-down telescopic fork. The rear wheel is controlled by a 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. Suspension travel is 190 millimetres at the front and rear.
The brake system consists of a single-disc brake at front and rear. The Husqvarna TR 650 Strada is fitted as standard with ABS, while the Terra can likewise feature ABS if this is ordered as an ex works option. The ABS is disengageable for special uses.
Key features of the Husqvarna TR 650 Strada and TR 650 Terra
- 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)
- 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 10-spoke design for the TR 650 Strada and off-road spoke wheels with light-alloy rims and hubs for the TR650 Terra.
- Single disc brake front and rear and ABS (as standard in the TR 650 Strada, ex works option for the TR 650 Terra).
- Underseat fuel tank.
- 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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