Should I do this?

Hi Husky guys, 1st post for me. Ready to send a deposit on a TE 610 dualsport after selling my KLR 250 Ive had for 12 years. What do ya'll think?

Maybe some more detail is needed for advise. All the new TE Huskies are dual sportable. I have'nt ridden anything but my 04 TC450 but after reading posts here on TT, there are application differences between the TE610's and other TE models. For instance, are you going to use the bike for 50/50 dirt or street or 90/10 dirt or street etc...


yes you should do it, especially if you're looking for a real dualsport that will hold up to street use, but be less of a fat disgusting un-offroadable pig like klr or dr.

be sure that your dealer is aware of the issue with some early 610's having a head problem of some kind. there was some discussion in a long thread a few weeks ago. it's warranty for sure, and probably all those bikes have been taken care of (i think it was 40 or so) but it would be nice to be assured that you don't have one of them.


One of those 610's that had issues is for sale in the classified forum (remember the Rob Keith thread).

Thanks for the replys. Check is in the mail as they say. I really appreciate the TT forum folks and especially the Husqvarna guys for preventing my making a huge mistake and buying a DRZ 400 S. Plan on using the TE for 80 off road, 20 on. We have used the dualsport bikes for over 20 years for running car/ pickup shuttles while floating the Idaho whitewater rivers. Also tons of two track and trails. I'm jacked!!

Buying a DRZ wouldn't necessarily be a mistake. They are a very good motorcycle for the right purpose. You need to determine exactly what your purpose is. The Husky's are a much more competent off-road machine. Is that where you will be spending your riding time? The DRZ may(????) take sustained highway time better.

sporthog the thing with all the add-ons and mods with the DRZ just kinda got overwhelming, not to mention a less than satisfactory visit to inquire about set up help etc. at the local dealer. You know, " I think we have somebody that knows about those....umm, want a brochure?" Not impressed at all. Moto Tech in Boise were very helpful and obviously knew the product. Between TT forum and dealer 1st impression I feel I made the right decsion. My riding buddies are real devoted Mt. trail and desert dirt riders. I will be doing lots of off road with them, but wanted a good stable on road bike too. Any other input- suggestions from the TT forum much appreciated!

If your doing that much dirt maybe a TE510 would be better?

Actually Ride, my riding buds posed the same question. "Don't you think you want a 450 or 510?" I have wanted a BIG thumper for a long time, and since I'm a big guy (6-2/ 260) I decided to ride the TE 610 for awhile. I have a Yammi TW200 that I really like for tight stuff. If I decide the to down size later I can do that too! We just sold a very demanding, labor intensive cattle ranch and the thumper is gonna be part of my reward. Thanks, Jeff.

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