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May 14th, 2005, 09:59 PM   #1
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FE550E Vs. the FE650E ?

In looking at the two bikes, I can't really figure out the big difference, other than the larger displacement, and of course power output. I would appreciate it if owners of the two bikes could give me their impressions on the difference(s)? Does the 650 really put out a lot more power than the 550? Would this be about comparing the KTM 525 to the 450 KTM in power output differences?

I have the KTM 450 EXC, but I'm looking for more power to go straight fast, and to tractor (putt) around with...... The KTM 525 is too close to the 450 EXC for me to think of paying so much for only a little bit more of power etc...... That's why I'm thinking the Husaberg 650 might be the one....... but then again if the 550 would make the KTM 450 EXC feel like a 250 2-stroke, then maybe the Husaberg 550 would be enough........

Oh man............. which one.........

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My opinion. The 550 is a go fast bike, it revs quickly and pulls hard. The 650 is more of a tractor. It revs a little slower and tends to put the power to the ground a little better. The 650 has a faster top speed but will take just alittle longer to get there. The torque and roost factor is way up on the fun meter. If I was going to race I think I would get the 550. For desert and trail riding I think you have to go with the 650. I tend to enjoy riding the 650 more, it really is a fun bike.
You can not compare a 450 to either one of these bikes. It is not even in the equation.
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May 15th, 2005, 12:28 AM   #3
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If your lookin for fun, the 650 put the F in FUN.

Just getting the suspension sorted but absolutely love the power increase from my 520.

Son has a new 525 and my thing leaves em wonering which way I went.

Sounds so good with the new Akrapovic slip on.

Everyonr starts their bikes and when mine kicks into life :bm bm bm bm bm... you just know it's a 6fiddy.

I just love it.
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550 is almost as fast as 650. 550 Revs quicker and vibrates less. 650 has a flatter torque curve. This is my impressions from test rides. A friend has a 450SX that I have also ridden. 0-60 the 450SX will hang close to both bikes. 60-100 the other 2 will leave the little KTM in the dust. In tough technical hill climbs both Husabergs will keep torquing where the 450 can't pull anymore. If you read this site front to back it seems as if the 550 is a bit more reliable. Tecnically, 450 has a 60MM stroke which equates to modern revvy power, 550 is 70MM which has a spirited yet traditional feel, 650 is around 80MM and is a tractor. I ride an 03 501 which has a 95 MM piston rather than the 100MM of the 550. Rest of the engine (including stroke) is similar to 550. Power is a bit smoother on the 501 down low, mostly due to a much lower compression ratio on the 501. My neighbors KTM 520 is 95X72 and runs a lot like my 501. Despite only 70CC more, KTM 520 with the 72MM stroke is a much better off roader than the 450 due to the better torque.
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i think the 650 kicks out 59 at the rear wheel as standard whereas the 550 kicks out 52 both as standard.
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My 650FE compared to my 520 is like a M100 compared to a bottle rocket.
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Simons 650 Dyno'd mid 50's. I suppose a fellow might feel a couple horses after more time on the bike, but the lasting impression I had of the 650 was of the torque to blast out of a corner without revving it. I ride in nasty rocks at a snails pace at times, and even the higher compression 550 seems a bit much, hence my love for the 501. Really depends on how you are going to use it. Thats why they make both.
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I know, bringing up an old thread. But I wanted to see it we could get a couple more takes on it. I have ridden the 550 around the block but not in the dirt yet. I plan on it as soon as I get some details sorted.
The 650 I know well.
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I know, bringing up an old thread. But I wanted to see it we could get a couple more takes on it. I have ridden the 550 around the block but not in the dirt yet. I plan on it as soon as I get some details sorted.
The 650 I know well.

The 550 is the most well rounded Berg I've ridden of the 04-08 bikes. Much more pull and speed than the 450 without the love it/hate it anger and immediacy of the snorting 650. It's the middle child in every way.

I know more than one long time husaberg enthusiasts that believe it is the best of the lot in terms of manageable yet serious power and durability. Of course this info is anecdotal and based mostly on perception and frequency of the 550s returning to the shop for maintenance. That said, they didn't sell well here in the US (not that any berg did) so their perceived reliability based on servicing is suspect at best.

I liked the damn thing, but it's stepchild reception became glaring as the con rod for the 550 appears to be the first of what is to be many Husaberg parts on the extinction list. Taffy had some made, and if you own/love it, it would be a good idea to check in with him or investigate prices for custom mades first before buying.
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I am dialing in the 550 before I take it to the dirt. New tires and tubes, check valves, change oil, set up..
But first thing I noticed when I rode it around the block was that I needed to turn the throttle a little more down low than what I'm used to on the 650. But there was plenty of power there to tap into and could feel the quicker reving motor. It picks up real quick. I haven't opened it real wide yet.
The 650 has that incremental power delivery because of all the torque. Even the slightest
throttle turn down low is felt.
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