2014 Husky 501 test

Discussion in 'Newsroom' started by Motosportz, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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    April Dirtbike mag will have the new husky 501 test in it. Just a heads up. Tinken says this is a great bike.
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  2. everfree Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    People's Republic of Portland, USA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 TE310 (TX mods)
    Other Motorcycles:
    82 250 WR, 87 430 WR, 88 430 WR

    Looking forward to it.
    Here's the link to the Husqvarna site and the 501's specs.
    http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/en_us/enduro/fe-501.html

    She's a tall one, 38 1/4 inch seat height unloaded. (970 mm) Whoa!
  3. LandofMotards Contributing Member

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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    2012 TE250
    If he really believed that he'd ship Zip-Ty's to us for testing :)
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  4. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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  5. LandofMotards Contributing Member

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    Well the husky stickers got heavier because they're not molded into the plastic...duh...
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  6. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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    Instagator!
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  7. TROFFER88 Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Camas Wa
    No way a 511 is 240#
  8. Norman Foley Husqvarna
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    Trumansburg, NY... The Beautiful, Finger Lakes
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    82 250WR 86 250WR 93 WXE350 03 TE610
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    '85 Fantic 300 '12 HUSABERG TE250
  9. Tinken CH Sponsor ZipTyRacing.com

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    MY12 WR511
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    Multiple KTMs
    The TC449 is 238lbs. and maybe that is what Kelly was remembering for weight. The dry weight of the TE511 is 255.7, but it has that 12lb can silencer on it, so if you were to use the same silencer as the 501's, the bikes would be pretty close to identical in overall weight, but different as far as centralized weight. I like the 501, yes. We do have one here at Zipty. It is very similar to the FC450, but the 450 is more like the TC449 MX and the 501 is more like the 511. I think DBM will have a good write up on it, I'm excited to read it. :)
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  10. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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    TC or TXC because that 501 is not street legal. Based on the KTM's site and the link above.
  11. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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    Not fair to use the TE as that 501 is not street legal so also subtract that huge catted muffler, reclaim canister, turn signals, big rear fender, horn, reflectors, switch gear, half the wire loom, brake light switches, The TXC is apples to apples and it is listed as lighter. The TC is 238 the 501 is 250 as listed. Just surprised. Tinken has told me many times it is a fantastic bike and I believe him 100%.
  12. Tinken CH Sponsor ZipTyRacing.com

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    Well, the US version of the 501 isn't street legal, yet. But they do have one in EU. It will be as soon as they add the SAS valve to the tbi. But okay, the 501 is a little heavier. It's weight is so centralized that I couldn't tell the difference, but I'm not a test rider either. When comparing it to my 511, it was much more stable riding, but it lacked the quick snappy 2t type power. It was more John Deer grunt. Definitely more power than a stock txc 511.
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  13. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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    Is that bike completely different than the KTM 500 or based on the same bike? I have ridden a few of those.

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  14. Tinken CH Sponsor ZipTyRacing.com

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    Define "completely" haha. The 501 shares it's engine with no other husqvarna or ktm. Caselli had to upgrade his race bike with 501 parts. I'm not sure about the head angle differences. The plastic subframe is far superior in my opinion than the cheesy aluminum one. The ktm 500 has 50hp, the 501 is 60hp at the crank not bhp. Husky's have all the bling parts as you know, billet triple clamps, etc.
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  15. shawbagga Husqvarna
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    Location:
    Eaton, Western Australia
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    Lectronified 2010 WR300 & 2013 WR165
    ? I thought they were the same engines across the range between ktm & husky just different frame/linkage etc??
  16. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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    thanks.

    I assume as in state of tune because the castings look identical.
  17. Tinken CH Sponsor ZipTyRacing.com

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    Multiple KTMs
    Bore and stroke is different, but still 510cc. All ktm 500's are 510cc.501 has updated crank, rod and piston combo. 450's are 5 speed mx trannies. The 501 engine was a custom engine previously used by a MX racer a few years ago, can't remember his name. 450 and 501 have the same horsepower, 501 has higher torque. Ty likes the 450 and I think most riders will too.
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  18. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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    Great info thanks. The KTM 500's i rode felt like the KTM 350 with a old school 4 stroke grunty motor and I think I prefered them over the 350 for where we ride. Did not seem heavy. Good bikes.
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  19. LandofMotards Contributing Member

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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    2012 TE250
    Ty isn't lazy like us, I'd take the 501 :)
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  20. Motosportz CH Sponsor

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    I rode a newer KTM 450SX a while back and wow you cant be lazy on that bike or it will spit you off. Big quick power.