definately good to see them stepping up! one major drawback i saw is the weight, 279lb dry, thats a pretty hefty bike. about 18ft/lb of torque, not half bad. i wonder what the price range is gonna be and what kind of weight you could cut off it
I'm sure that tail will be addressed pretty quick by the aftermarket the same way the KTM 690 exhaust was... looks like its got nice lines behind the can though.. and i agree that the front fender needs a trim... i could see some aftermarket fuiel injection mapping happening too...
i bet riding it would put a grin on my face though
Am I blind, I couldn't find a price anywhere?
I have ridden a YZ250 'tard, and it was pretty slow (nice and light though). But anything's fun if you can find someone with something similar to chase around.
BCSB - I hate you
Finally a bike that will make the DRZ look like a powerhouse
Once again HUSKY purely dominates in building the best streetlegal motard. Can any Japanese company get it right ever ?
Do the Japanese get it right?.... Never....
Husqvarna? Yes! The great makers of sewing machines, and sergers! Yes! The same company that went bankrupt a decade ago when facing the Japanese you accuse of being incompetent.
The only difference, this time around, is they may be able to get around by blaming BMW, a company known a few blotched acquisitions in their recent past, for any misfortunes.
I'm just saying the Euro bikes all of them KTM , Husky , Gas Gas, Tm , Husaberg make a barely street legal usually 6 speed enduros and Motards that are built for racing/playing. Nice and light weight.
Japan always come out with an over built heavy under powered bike with heavy components ( steel exhaust , steels sprockets , steel or over built subframes, huge instrument clusters, steel bars , .... ) . Why not follow the European way. They know how to build a good dirt bike but they always over do the dualsport /motard.