Austin used to have a Husqvarna motorcycle dealer (Napalm Motorsports) but they went out of business in 2017. Since then, if you wanted to buy a new Husqvarna motorcycle or get service on a Husky you already owned, the closest dealer was Munn Racing, a two-hour, 100 mile drive away. Certainly not an ideal situation.
The great news is that Austin has finally gotten another Husqvarna dealer. Austin’s well-respected and long-time KTM dealer, TJ’s Cycle, has picked up the complete Husqvarna line of motorcycles. If you live in central Texas and have been lusting after those awesome Husqvarna motorcycle now is your chance to get the bike you’ve been dreaming of and to do so from a local shop.
This was posted on advrider the other day: “Researched the heck out of Adventure Class motorcycling and after the research and test rides (all on the pavement), I decided on the 1200 GSA. Magnificent bike. Off road, side of the …Continue reading →
Interstate 35 tends to define the eastern edge of the hill country. Accordingly, I tend to concentrate my riding west of I-35 because that’s where the best riding is. Still, there is some fun stuff east of 35; in particular the …Continue reading →
A few weeks back I was riding the dirt roads north of Bastrop and encountered this closed road. The barrier was set up on just a few feet from an intersection (the intersection was directly behind me as I took …Continue reading →
If you ride very much pavement you likely already know the benefits of a good windscreen. Ten years ago there weren’t a lot of options for dual sport windscreens but today there are an increasing number of choices. One such …Continue reading →
I was reading a thread on advrider.com when I happened across a statement that really caught my attention. The writer claimed that the Husqvarna “701serves a different purpose entirely than a DRZ400 does…A 701 wouldn’t suit itself well as a …Continue reading →
In the first part of this multi-part post, we began exploring a question asked on advrider.com as to whether European bikes are worth the premium over Japanese bikes. We established that the Europeans don’t make a 400-500cc dual sport bike …Continue reading →
While I like riding dirt, I ride enough pavement that I want a windscreen on my motorcycle to take the pressure off my torso at highway speeds. Of the various universal windscreens I have used over the years, I like …Continue reading →
This is the 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro. At 319 lbs (without fuel) and 74 horsepower, its power to weight ratio of 1:4.32 (1 horsepower for every 4.32 lbs) is superior to anything else in the dual sport class (street legal, off pavement …Continue reading →
Ready for Adventure? This might be the bike you are looking for. I bought this gorgeous red beauty with the intent of doing more adventurous street riding but, instead, I keep gravitating toward the dirt. So it is time to …Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I threw caution to the wind and picked up a 2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro, a 690cc, 74 horsepower, single piston, 4 stroke, dual sport motorcycle. Here is how she looked the day I brought her home …Continue reading →
The more I ride my Husqvarna TR650 Terra the more I like it. I think it is very likely the finest 650 adventure class thumper ever produced. Better than the KLR, the DR650, and the 650GS Dakar. It truly is …Continue reading →
My Terra had been in the garage for more than a month and was itching to get out and ride. Luckily, the winter weather in Texas decided to cooperate with a 60 degree day – just warm enough for a …Continue reading →