2014 Husqvarna line

Discussion in 'Newsroom' started by robertaccio, May 21, 2013.

  1. Mike-AK Contributing Member

    Location:
    Alaska
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 TE 310
    Then there is the 1 stage of "I don't care who makes it or where, as long as it is a good bike."
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  2. ray_ray Mini-Sponsor

    Location:
    Philippines
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    08 TXC250, 010 TC250, 08 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    2012 TC250 Husky
    Good attitude ESP when referring to circumstances that are out of your control ...

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    I'm a step 5er who drowned his sorrow in 5 Huskies of the type desired ... 3 of which are the MX version ... The coolest, quickest dirt bike any dirt company makes ...
  3. Tinken CH Sponsor ZipTyRacing.com

    Location:
    Oak Hills-Hesperia, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    MY12 WR511
    Other Motorcycles:
    Multiple KTMs
    Mental.
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  4. Boogie Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    SE Qld, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    TE310R
    Other Motorcycles:
    next bike... Ossa Enduro?
    With the demise of the TE310R, does that only leave the Sherco as an "off the shelf" solution in the 300cc 4T category?

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  5. ray_ray Mini-Sponsor

    Location:
    Philippines
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    08 TXC250, 010 TC250, 08 WR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    2012 TC250 Husky
    I rode a maybe 09 - 010 Berg at Tasky demo days once in WA ... It was a 450 EFI model of some sort and I remember thinking as I rode it "These guys are trying to out Husqvarna, a Husqvarna" ... Its the only bike I ever felt like that as I rode it ...
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  6. turtlemoye Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Greensboro, NC
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 TE511, TR650 Terra
    Doesn't KTM still make a 300 EXC?
  7. Tinken CH Sponsor ZipTyRacing.com

    Location:
    Oak Hills-Hesperia, CA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    MY12 WR511
    Other Motorcycles:
    Multiple KTMs
    Its a 350
  8. Darkside Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    and it's kind of heavy.
  9. Boogie Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    SE Qld, Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    TE310R
    Other Motorcycles:
    next bike... Ossa Enduro?
    And the 310 feels like a BMX in comparison, I reckon that Sherco would too
  10. robertaccio Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    San Diego, Ca
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 TE300
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda XR100, XR80, Yamaha YZ125/200
    Beta 350(unique motor)-400-450-498 (all based on same block)
  11. LandofMotards Contributing Member

    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 TE250
    I wonder how the handling is one each. Obviously you get more power per step up but does the 350 really handle better than there 450. Or atleast enough for a novice to notice. I don't notice a handling difference between the 310 And 250 other than motor. I hope beta gets into fuel injection, I know it's not for everyone but I love it. Last thing, the Sherco is amazing looking and I can't wait to see one in person. The dealer is only an hour away. Trail Rider magazine said it is lighter than most 2 stroke (on the scale too) and it is by far the best handling 4 stroke they've ever tested. They wished for a bit more motor and I was told by them that the 310 is a better open riding area bike
  12. Picklito Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Before 1990, the KTM 250 and 500 smokers were identical bikes except for the motors. Same frame, suspension, valving, geometry, heights, and nearly the same weights... yet the 250 felt like a feather compared to the 500. Every time I have a chance to compare like this, the smaller motor really changes the feel of the bike. Sometimes for the better.
  13. LandofMotards Contributing Member

    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 TE250
    Oh I get that, I guess What really throws me off is the 350-400-450. A lot of choices which is a good thing just not sure how it changes in small increments.
  14. Picklito Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Honestly, I like the X-lite and the 125/144 Husky's, and that's about all. Will be sad to lose those, if we do.
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  15. LandofMotards Contributing Member

    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 TE250
    I like all the four strokes. I like that the 511/449 have character and ride way different than anything I've ever been on.
  16. oregonsage 4st Clerk

    Location:
    Wet Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    13 TXC310R, 84 CR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda XR650L
    Sounds to me like BMP is about to add Best Husqatoom Dealer in the NW to their Best Husqvarna Dealer standing...time to clear some more wall space for the plaques.....

    The 'berg dealers in our neighborhood were already on life support and most of the KTMs seem to come from a couple of "superstores"...one of which is actually a car dealership chain.

    I think a little BMP attention will start to convince some KTM riders that they just might like blue...with a side of personal service.

    And after that those guys might find out that hanging out at Cafe Husky is a much more civilized and informative experience than TT or KTMT are providing them.

    The hardware is just one small part of the equation.
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  17. oregonsage 4st Clerk

    Location:
    Wet Oregon
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    13 TXC310R, 84 CR250
    Other Motorcycles:
    Honda XR650L
    Husqvarnas in the 70s followed a similar formula...which made for a heavy 125 MX bike alongside the featherweight CR125 Hondas, or even the Suzukis and Yamahas.
  18. LandofMotards Contributing Member

    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 TE250
    I just hope they don't go to Husaberg prices because I'm having a hard enough time saving for a 449 lol
  19. birdy Husqvarna
    A Class

    Location:
    Muenster, Germany
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2013 TE 310R
    Just let me guess:oldman:

    All the new Huskies gonna have components out of the KTM shelf. So the X-lite engine is dead. I love my 310 R but the new 250 F KTM engine seems to be very good and definetely has no starting issues...

    So what I see is a big bore 250f KTM engine as a 310 Husky. Huskies won't have PDS but a linkage and WP suspension !!!
  20. LandofMotards Contributing Member

    Location:
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2012 TE250
    I always heard bad things about WP. Not really all bad but a love/hate kind of thing. Speedbrain used WP on their Husky not to mention plenty of people use it. I guess the biggest issue I hear is with the PDS but isn't that similar to the linkage on the 449? It just means its above the swingarm right?