1. 4 Stroke Husqvarna Motorcycles Made In Austria - About 2014 & Newer
    FE = 4st Enduro & FC = 4st Cross

Best Single Track Bike

Discussion in '4st' started by topcd, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. topcd Husqvarna

    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    Thinking of Buying
    Other Motorcycles:
    TW 200 TTR230
    I am looking at purchasing either the FX 450 or FE 501. I don’t ride on roads (mostly single track). Any thoughts on the FX vs the FE? Pending on the dealership, I am getting different opinions. It seems like the FE would be better since it has 6 gears. I have also heard the FX is too tall in first, and could over heat.
  2. 87husky500xc Husqvarna
    Pro Class

    Location:
    Dayton NV
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2020 tx300i and a few vintage bikes
    Other Motorcycles:
    77 honda xr-75..
    Neither. I’d get and fe350 or a te300. Just my opinion though. I don’t think a 450 or a 501 would get used any where near their full potential doing predominantly single track. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the 350. Personally I’m a 2 stroke guy so I’m biased that’s why I tried to give a better 4t alternative. I’d take a 2 stroke in the tight stuff all day any day. Of the two you listed the 501 would be better suited imo.
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  3. Weantright Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    Burton, Oh
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2019 FX350 w/KYB Inserts
    Other Motorcycles:
    2017 FE250 w/OC, 2016 XTrainer w/KYB
    None of the dot compliant bikes unless you get a huge discount. FX350 with some mods makes a great woods bike. Or a 250/300 in either TX or TE models like posted above.
  4. Dirtdame Administrator

    Location:
    Escondido, California
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    07 TE450,11 WR300,13 WR125,18 FE501
    Other Motorcycles:
    KDX200,Hodaka100,MV Agusta Brutale
    The FE 501 isn't a bad single track bike for its displacement and for street legal. Leave the engine tuning stock and regear 3 teeth up on the rear sprocket, and it's a pretty versatile bike with smooth usable power and still a top speed of 90 mph. If you want a real woods weapon, go to a smaller displacement bike, especially a two stroke model.
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  5. ptkatoomer Contributing Member

    Location:
    San Diego area
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    None
    Other Motorcycles:
    2017 ktm 300 xc, 2015 ktm 500exc
    +1
  6. Motosportz CH Sponsor

    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2021 TE250i, 570 Berg, 500 KTM, 790R
    Other Motorcycles:
    many
    2002 CR250 husky. :D (For me)
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