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08/09 TE610 new, or wait for TE630?

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Hi all,

Brand new here...

I have my heart set on a red/white TE610. My dealer has ONE 08 or 09 model left (new) for a ~$2500 saving from the new price.

Now my question is do you think I should be waiting for the 630? He said they are out in a couple of months and will be about AUD13000 ride away.

Thanks!

Sam

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That's a tough decision. I'm usually a little hesitant about buying anything that is the first year of any given model of anything.... Then again, husky has an impressive track record. On the other hand, the 610 is tried and true + less expensive.

The 630 might be MUCH better but who knows at this point?

For me, it'd be a tough decision!

Welcome to TT, Sam! I have no doubt that you will get some good advice from the others pretty soon :banana:

Good luck with the decision!!

~Tator

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another way of looking at it is if a 610 plus 2500 of upgrades is going to be better then a stock 630??...either way u'll be happy with either bike i'm sure....i would go with the 610 myself

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I ride a 2008 SM610 and love it. The new SM630 is supposed to have 20% more power, but they also come with 10% more weight. I like my motorcycles light and the SM610 weighs 314 lbs while the dry weight of the 2010 Husqvarna SM 630 is 348.3 lbs/158 Kg. I'd go with the $2,500 cheaper bike myself. :banana:

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That's a tough decision. I'm usually a little hesitant about buying anything that is the first year of any given model of anything.... Then again, husky has an impressive track record. On the other hand, the 610 is tried and true + less expensive.

Yeah that's my thought process at the moment..

Welcome to TT, Sam! I have no doubt that you will get some good advice from the others pretty soon :banana:

Thanks a lot! :banana:

another way of looking at it is if a 610 plus 2500 of upgrades is going to be better then a stock 630??...either way u'll be happy with either bike i'm sure....i would go with the 610 myself
Thanks :banana: I didn't consider the $2500 of upgrades :banana:
I ride a 2008 SM610 and love it. The new SM630 is supposed to have 20% more power, but they also come with 10% more weight. I like my motorcycles light and the SM610 weighs 314 lbs while the dry weight of the 2010 Husqvarna SM 630 is 348.3 lbs/158 Kg. I'd go with the $2,500 cheaper bike myself. :lol:
Thank you - yes I would want the lighter bike ideally...well ideally a lighter bike with 20% more HP would be the best :banana: but that would be rather expensive!

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i had the same dilemma but with the SM610 instead.

i chose the 09 SM610 and saved a similar amount of money.

i'm more than happy with my choice and as others have said, $2.5K is a lot of upgrades :banana:

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It looks like the same bike with a DOHC head.

The weight is most likely the same...Husky is most likely more honest with the weights now that BMW owns them.

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Interesting point there...

Just to muddy the waters I test rode a KTM 690 SM today...and it's going for 11k with Akro pipes :thumbsup:

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After comparing the specs and pictures for the 630 and 610 I see no reason for the 10% weight gain other than the dual exhaust.

The only other obvious difference is the dual overhead cams and bigger headlight assy. This adds probably 3 to 5 lbs.

The way I see it if you replace the dual with a single exhaust the weight should drop to within 3 to 5 lbs of the 610.

TE630 here I come!

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I know the 630 is a new bike but realistaically it is incorporating technology of the TE 250/450/510 etc so should not have major issues that many new machines have. The real question is how much does 2500 bucks mean to you.

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Personally, I don't think I could make myself pay more money for a heavier bike... And who ever really 'needs' more power than a 610 aside from hard 'tard use?

2500 worth of upgrades sounds good- or 1k of upgrades and keep the rest for maintenance of chains and other consumables :thumbsup:

I'm sure the 630 will be very reliable but as far as "bugs" I was referring to the fact that new models tend to get better ergonomics/powerbands/tuning as they evolve over the years...

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Interesting point there...

Just to muddy the waters I test rode a KTM 690 SM today...and it's going for 11k with Akro pipes :thumbsup:

was that 2nd hand or a run out new model?

that is damn cheap if it's new

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