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November 27th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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I found this link on ADV Rider. I hope you don't mind me sharing another forum on your site, but this is pretty dar ninteresting stuff and all about Husabergs being ridden on long distance adventure rides with minamalist gear. Enjoy.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=782994
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Yup, that thread was the clincher - after reading through it I decided to get a Husaberg, period.
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Originally Posted by Anthon Berg
Yup, that thread was the clincher - after reading through it I decided to get a Husaberg, period.
If it says anything at all about the bike, I absolutely love mine. No it's not my first bike, that happened about thirty one years ago, but I think it is the best bike I've ever had. It never fails to put a smile on my face. I just went out and did a 120 mile off road loop this afternoon. Yep, still loving this bike. 2011 FE570S (with mods).
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ditto on the adventure thread, bought mine after reading that.

ditto on the smile, once it's warmed up and i grab a decent handful of throttle i'm beaming from ear to ear.

it looks like the FE570 will be the last of its kind for a while... the light weight 500+cc market doesn't seem to be economical for manufacturers, with the 2013 fe501 dropping displacement with that kato engine, and the disappearing act of the heavier but still fun husky TE610 (which was 570cc).
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Yes, I agree that I'm disappointed in what the market is doing with these mid/small-displacement adventure bikes. The New Husabergs look like KTM's with blue plastic. Unfortunately, the 70 degree engine went the way of Dodo. I love the weight displacement with cylinder placed along the bike's midline and the fuel being carried lower. When it is slick, this bike handles much better than the conventional configuration. That matters to those of us who live and ride where it rains and snows.
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+1 for me, decided on a FE after reading about the reliability of the bike compared to the rest from that thread. But I don't use it for all that 'adventure' riding bullsh*t. I use it hardcore off road (mainly).
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Originally Posted by Blackboots45
+1 for me, decided on a FE after reading about the reliability of the bike compared to the rest from that thread. But I don't use it for all that 'adventure' riding bullsh*t. I use it hardcore off road (mainly).
Well, I like the technical stuff too, but I can't find anything more "Hardcore" than riding the back country loaded with gear over every type of terrain you can imagine for several hundred miles withouth seeing a soul, then doing that for multiple days in a row.

Riding over downed trees and through ice cold rivers is cinchy when the bike has no bags, a stock fuel tank, and when you know if you dump it in the icy water, you'll just have to ride back to your truck load up and go home. Try all of that when the bike has extra fuel, all your gear and when you can't get back to the truck or even to the next town in under eight hours. I don't know, but it seems to take a lot more finesse and ability to ride like I do now than when I was riding MX and such.
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i agree! i know guys who think they are good riders because they are fast in dirt, but take them through remote terrain fully loaded on an adventure ride and they are squealing for mummy.

i love taking the berg through gnarly shit as much as the next guy, but adventure riding has plenty of great challenges as well...
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Originally Posted by brian011952
Originally Posted by Anthon Berg
Yup, that thread was the clincher - after reading through it I decided to get a Husaberg, period.
If it says anything at all about the bike, I absolutely love mine. No it's not my first bike, that happened about thirty one years ago, but I think it is the best bike I've ever had. It never fails to put a smile on my face. I just went out and did a 120 mile off road loop this afternoon. Yep, still loving this bike. 2011 FE570S (with mods).
A big + 1 , been riding on & off for over 30 years my self, shit loads of bikes both on & off rode over those years but would honestly say the FE 570 is the best I've had, much better than the previous KTM 530, got me buggered why the yanks don't seem to like them as much as the rest of the world ?
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Originally Posted by Agent86
Originally Posted by brian011952
Originally Posted by Anthon Berg
Yup, that thread was the clincher - after reading through it I decided to get a Husaberg, period.
If it says anything at all about the bike, I absolutely love mine. No it's not my first bike, that happened about thirty one years ago, but I think it is the best bike I've ever had. It never fails to put a smile on my face. I just went out and did a 120 mile off road loop this afternoon. Yep, still loving this bike. 2011 FE570S (with mods).
A big + 1 , been riding on & off for over 30 years my self, stuff loads of bikes both on & off rode over those years but would honestly say the FE 570 is the best I've had, much better than the previous KTM 530, got me buggered why the yanks don't seem to like them as much as the rest of the world ?
Obviously not all Yanks are the same, I love mine. From what I see, you guys over there have a lot more variety in your riding. Over here, there is this mentality that riding is either jumping and doing back flips in the air, winning at MX so you can act like a dumb-ass gangsta, or loading your ole-lady on the back of your hog and riding to Sturgis so you can hob-nob with a bunch of real dirt bags and wannabe dirt bags. it seems it's all about trying to acheive some sort of image thing through motorcycle ownership. Personally, I ride because I love riding, I love exploring, and I like raw power and tempting fate occasionally. There is no real image I'm trying to acheive, I'm too fat and old for that, so I buy what suits me. The Husaberg suits me well, it hauls my carcass, it carries my gear, it is light so I don't have to work too hard and get skinny, it has enough power to do more than I can, and it occasionally makes me think I'm tempting fate (when I probably am). I love this bike, the best part about it is that when I wear this one out, considering all the people that can't seem to make theirs run, I might be able to score a very low hours replacement.
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