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My bike is a modified Husqvarna TR650 with the rider triangle enlarged with lowered pegs, raised seat, and very high handlebars, allowing me to stand up fully straight and reach the bars, the only bike I have ever been able to do that with.

 

The engine is the BMW 650 single built by Rotax, but hotted up by Husqvarna to produce 58hp. Mine has the "pod mod" fix for a common leaky air box which adds a few horses and gives it a great sound when combined with an after market pipe. This engine is notable as being the smoothest big single on the market, strangely even smoother than the BMW 650 equivalent with the same basic engine. And it can pull from the basement around 2000 revs through to 8000.

 

Weight is at 181kgs as you see it here and I have no problems with it in the sand or doing 6-7 hour rides due to the relaxed riding position and comfort seat.

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slawmir

Very nice bike. It's not popular in my country, but I heard many good opinions about it. I see right off road tires on it.:classic_smile:

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45 minutes ago, slawmir said:

Very nice bike. It's not popular in my country, but I heard many good opinions about it. I see right off road tires on it.:classic_smile:

Yes. These tires are the Australian Motoz Tractionator Desert, my Husky takes a 140 x 18 on the back. Great tires for rock, gravel and sand and are very cheap (AUD$220 delivered for a set of front and rear tires).

 

The new Tenere 700 takes a 150 x 18 rear and that is now available from Motoz in the same pattern (although much more expensive because it's tubeless).

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