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 the MRA Vario windscreen brand the most due to MRA’s unique method of allowing the rider to adjust the windscreen angle and the windscreen height separately. My experience has been that being able to adjust the windscreen angle is a critical element when it comes to maximizing effectiveness and minimizing helmet buffeting and wind noise. For a non-permanent windscreen, I think the MRA brand is a fine choice.
While I found the above MRA screen in the picture above to work fairly well on my Husqvarna 701 Enduro I wanted both a bit more protection and a more permanent solution. Luckily, Madstad Engineering has a screen specifically for the 2017 Husqvarna 701. I’ve used Madstad’s products before, on a Suzuki 650 Wee Strom and a Husqvarna TR650 Terra, and similar to the MRA windscreens the Madstad screen allows the rider to adjust the screen angle and height separately. So I decided to give it a try on the 701.
To my delight, the Madstad screen works great on the 701. It might stick up a little too high for serious off-pavement but for the type of everyday riding that I tend to do (and expect to do on the 701) I think it’s going to be just right.
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 →
I spent an enjoyable Fall day riding my Husqvarna TR650 Terra on Terlingua Ranch. Here we are taking a short break in Moon Valley. … Continue reading →
The Husqvarna TR650 Terra is Husky’s competitor to the Kawasaki KLR650. The Terra is a fine adventure bike and more capable in the dirt than the KLR. Here’s mine during a ride in Big Bend. … Continue reading →
This is my buddy Stuntman Jeff’s Husqvarna TR650 Terra at a particularly scenic overview in Terlingua Ranch. The bike or the distant mountains – I’m not sure which is better looking. … Continue reading →
During a ride in the Big Bend area, we stopped on a particular scenic overlook to enjoy the view. … Continue reading →
Shortly after he bought a Husqvarna TE610 dual sport motorcycle, Stuntman Jeff and I decided to go for a ride at Cross Creek Cycle Park. Once a stuntman, always a stuntman so Jeff decided to throw down the world’s first dual … Continue reading →
The very nature of adventure riding means you will often find yourself in remote places with few people, no readily available resources, and no cell signal. You really should be prepared to handle various emergencies, which means carrying essential items … Continue reading →
The stock seat on the TR650 isn’t terrible but it has an odd shape. So I decided to search the aftermarket in hopes of finding something better. Here is what I tried. … Continue reading →
As part of my on-going improvement project I have added a Madstad Windscreen system to my TR650 Terra. The Madstad System is a thing of beauty and elegance. Read more about it here. … Continue reading →
I recently added a 2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra to my stable as a more road-worthy adventure bike. While I like my hot-rod DRZ and the big red pig (XR650L), both are more dirt-oriented bikes. The Terra should prove to be … Continue reading →