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2013 Husqvarna TR650 Strada – First Ride Review


A few months ago I attended the U.S. press launch for the all-new Husqvarna TR650 Terra and Strada, two street legal models powered by a more potent version of the liquid-cooled 652cc single from the BMW G 650 GS. We spent the day riding the 50/50 dual-purpose Terra on pavement and sandy tracks near Husky’s U.S. headquarters in Corona, California, ...

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BMW Motorrad Sells Husqvarna

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The BMW Group is realigning its BMW Motorrad business and signed an agreement with Pierer Industrie AG (Austria) for the sale of Husqvarna Motorcycles. The acquisition will proceed subject to approval by anti-trust authorities. Both companies have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. Pierer is also the majority owner of Husqvarna rival KTM. The BMW Group said that in ...

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Riding a Husky to the Husky Memorial


During our first attempt, last January, we came oh-so close to achieving our goal, but it slipped between our fingers as the sun sank low in the sky. We made several mistakes during the Plane Wreck Trek, an all-day dual-sport ride in Southern California’s Mojave Desert. Precious time was lost during an unscheduled visit to an aerospace museum, our route ...

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2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra and Strada


Husqvarna, a formerly Swedish company based in Italy and owned since 2007 by Germans (BMW), has been making motorcycles for 110 years. Best known for its motocross and enduro bikes, Husqvarna offers street-legal dual-sport bikes in its TE line, but they’re of the 90/10 dirt/street variety, fairly hardcore bikes that are just legal enough to connect trails together. Hoping to ...

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2012 Husqvarna Dual-Purpose TE Line Revealed

2012 Husqvarna TE449

Dirt-aggressive and street-legal, the revamped TE dual-purpose bikes in the 2012 Husqvarna motorcycle lineup are ready to invade the U.S. All four TE models receive new reinforced all-black chromoly frames, silver rims and fresh styling (shared changes with the rest of the 2012 Husqvarna range). Key features also include suspension upgrades and the new TE250 “Low.” The 48mm open-cartridge Kayaba ...

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