Husqvarna announced two new street bike models based on the Concept Strada unveiled last November at the Salon de la Moto show in Paris, France.  The new TR 650 Terra and the TR 650 Strada expand Husqvarna‘s suddenly burgeoning street bike lineup alongside the Nuda 900 and Nuda 900R. Unlike the Nuda models however, the Strada and Terra are coming to the U.S.

The Terra model is a dual sport equipped for light off-roading while the Strada is better suited for paved roads. Both models are powered by a fuel-injected double-overhead cam single-cylinder 652cc engine inherited from the BMW G650GS. According to Husqvarna, the engine produces 58 hp at 7250 rpm and 44 ft-lb. at 5750 rpm compared to the BMW G650GS’ claimed figures of 50 hp at 6500 rpm and 44 ft-lb. at 5000 rpm. Power is delivered to the rear wheel through a constant-mesh five-speed transmission.

Both versions of the TR 650 use a split-backbone tubular steel frame with the rear frame  and front beam bolted to the engine. Suspension consists of a 46mm upside down fork and a progressive linkage rear shock. Both models have 190mm of suspension travel for both the front and the rear.

The Husqvarna TR 650 Terra comes equipped with wire spoke wheels and off-road style front fender while the Husqvarna TR 650 Strada uses ten-spoke light alloy cast wheels and a white traditional street fender.

The Strada will come equipped with ABS as standard while ABS will be offered as an option for the Terra. The ABS can be disabled for off-road use.

According to Husqvarna, the TR 650 Strada has an unladen weight of 370.37 pounds and a fully-fueled weight of 410.06 pounds for most markets, but the U.S. versions will be slightly heavier, at 374.78 pounds / 414.47 pounds. The TR 650 Terra is a bit lighter, with Husqvarna claiming an unladen weight of 363.76 pounds and fully-fueled weight of 403.44 pounds for the non-ABS versions, though the U.S.-spec versions will again be slightly heavier at 368.17 pounds and 410.06 pounds respectively. ABS adds about 2.2 pounds though only non-U.S. models of the ABS-equipped Terras were listed with weight figures, suggesting ABS may not be available for the American version.

[Source: BMW]

  • Eric

    I like the idea of a supermotard like ride for the streets, equipped with good suspension and brakes and street legal indicators, dials, etc. I’ve wondered with Yamaha is going to introduce something along the same lines using their excellent motor from the Raptor 700R. It’s all forged inside and is built for utility and durability. All they need is a street motard with a set of highway wheels.

  • Alfy

    I am looking at replacing my old trusty and beloved KLR 650, bought new in 2001, in the near future. I ride 60% dirt roads and 40% street with that bike. The Japanese DP bikes are all getting long in the tooth. And I want a 650; I weigh 230 lb. The new (not so new, 2008 and up) KLR is too much street oriented if compared to the pre-2008 model. So what is left? the beautiful KTM 690 Enduro. But it is expensive at what? almost $12k. The older 2011 Husky 630 was priced below $10k. This new 650 should be reliable with the BMW engine. My problem, perceived or real, remains availability of parts and proximity of dealerships (that’s real). We only have three in FL, and none nearby. Too bad. I guess KTM will remain my #1 choice.

  • cc

    Weights too much. About 100 lbs from predecessor. Or a KTM Duke. BMW is turning Husqvarna into giant heavy ABS machines, sadly. Now KTM has zero competitions.

  • rufus

    Way too heavy for the market they are trying to address.
    Heavy bikes are NOT fun to ride on twisty roads, which is the only reason most of us ride.



  • Jon

    “heavy bikes are not fun to ride on twisty roads” Huh? My ’97 F650 weighing in at 421lbs wet is an ABSOLUTE DREAM to ride twisties on…and that’s with TKC80’s. Handling is neutral so you lean and bike turns. There is no wrestling it. One can go peg to peg for hours on end with this bike. I love/hate hearing people blame the weigh of the bike for their inability to ride or do something with it. I’m over 6ft and 210lbs so maybe I have a benefit there but I hear too often people blaming the bike for them not being able to do something with it. Now jumping…yeah my girl won’t do that.

  • Steven Chapman

    Heavy bikes………….bad on twistie roads? Get out! My BMW r1200GS carves the pavement like a snake. Hugs the road, leans like a deamon and rides like a dream on pavemant.

    I’m just saying