Yeah, we know you're not going to do any motos on these, but it's interesting to note that Husqvarna has introduced an all-new pair of dual-purpose bikes, the TR650 Terra and TR650 Strada. The Strada is more asphalt-oriented, while the Terra offers up more off-road capabilities.

Husqvarna TR650 Terra.

Husqvarna TR650 Strada.

Both bikes have a 652cc single-cylinger engine, based on BMW's G 650 GS powerplant; but get modified EFI systems, different cams, higher compression and higher compression to boost the output to 58 horsepower, while still getting a claimed 55-plus MPG.

Other differences? Larger spoked wheels on the Terra, while the Strada gets smaller-diameter cast aluminunm wheels and an ABS brake system.

Both are destined for dealers in the fall at the earliest. So what do you think?

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  • randy.geniec

    7/13/2012 10:31 PM

    This thing is terrible. Worst of both worlds. Too heavy and not set up as a dirt bike and too heavy and not set up properly as the street version. Get a KTM excr 500 instead. Great dirt street legal bike. If you want a street bike then get a street bike.I cant believe anyone would buy a bike like this. If you want a chainsaw get a Husky.

  • DennisCCox

    7/13/2012 7:16 PM

    You are going to see more and more of my generation (70's , 80, and even some 90's mxers) starting o make the switch to riding dual sport dirt bikes more often. Moto and trail are still there, but simply getting on your street legal, dirt capable dual sport bike and heading off for an "adventure" ride is an ever growing segment of the markte that will continue to expand. We cover this audience, as well as MX, XC, ATV, UTV, and dirt bikes at our digital mag at You can bet we will be doing some testing of these new models from Husqvarna. They boith look good and should help draw more riders of my ilk into adventure off roading, which we all like, right? Just saying...(my favorite ketch phrase, for the moment). KETCH AKA Denis "Ketchup" Cox Editor/Publisher DIRT ILLustrated

  • queen of spodes

    7/11/2012 8:19 PM

    Built in USB power support? That's something that all new duallies should come with.

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