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 Post subject: What new bike?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:53 pm 
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I'm going to buy myself a new bike, I had a look at a Beta, didn't really have a clue.
Looking at a Husqvarna FE501 at the moment, or do I stick with what I already know aka KTM.
Any input would be appreciated, but I got tired of two strokes years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:39 pm 
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Do you mean new as in brand-new?

You may already know this but the new 'Husqvarnas' are KTMs in white with linkage suspension.


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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 11:54 am 
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Yes a new bike, I've about £8k budget.
Apart from suspension and frame they are pretty much the same I know, but change is good.

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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:30 pm 
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I'd be interested to know how prices of spares compare between the two.


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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:21 pm 
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If you are looking for a full report on the husky v's ktm i have a friend who has video,s of both from new and is very popular on Utube with his exploits
check out http://www.youtube.com/user/badvboynofear Tim took his lad to erzberg last year on the 250 and came 2'nd in the rocket ride he has since traded up to the 300 and is now on another lvl :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:01 pm 
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This is only my opinion , I went from a KTM exc 400 I thought this was an exellent machine until I purchased my new Husqvarna fe 350 I have had this for one year now and am over the moon with it a tank range of over 120 miles , bags of power but manageable light weight and a pleasure to ride, plus points comes with the newer front forks that I think are on the KTM six days, larger fuel tank ,linkage suspension , rad fan and sump guard all as standard I have done 2100 miles in the last year and just completed the tour of Portugal event of over 300 miles and the bike has not missed a beat , hope this helps in your choice of bike , only my opinion and I am most probably a bit biest as I own one : :D
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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:52 pm 
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I had a look Phil, he has more videos than I've ever seen but only found a 28 second one who was poor.

Blueray, I'm edging toward the FE501 because I'm 6'2 and just over 14 stone, I have always liked KTM six days but Husqvarna is looking good so far, freestyle bikes offered free delivery, I'm after them offering me some parts for free and they will have the sale.
No rush, I was looking at two weeks or so, not a lot happens around the Gatwick area. :(

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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:13 pm 
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I suggest the bike also matches the type of riding you do. A big heavy 500 will cope with your weight and height but will be more difficult to ride on technical trails.

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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:39 pm 
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I hate to admit it but I either cruise along steady if it is nice woodland or just hammer through full tilt, very little technical stuff from me :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: What new bike?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:30 pm 
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Fe 501 sounds like a good choice :D


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