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January 14th, 2008, 01:40 AM   #1
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Convince me to buy a Husaberg

Hello everyone. It looks like I found the right place for info on all things Husaberg.

I am considering buying a new bike for trails (getting to them by road) and have been hearing lots of different opinions about all makes which has left me with a shortlist.

With the new pricing structure here in the UK I can get either an '08 FE450 or 550 for £4,000 which seems very competitive as the only other new options are over £5,000 for a Yam WR450, Husqvarna etc so there is little competition for the Husa on price. There are a couple of local dealers for spares although it seems there are only 3 UK main dealers for the bikes !

Only negative things I have heard have been that the Husa may not be the best option if I want to just get the bike out on the odd weekend and do a few hours then come back to it a couple of weeks later. It seems they were suggesting it suited a regular maintenance regime. Any comments on this ?

If there is anything else to be said regarding choosing the 450 or 550 Husa instead of KTM, Husky, Yam etc please feel free to keep pushing me into this choice as I really like the look of the bike and the spec. is right up there.

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January 14th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #2
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HUSABERG

HEY THERE,

HUSABERGS ARE AWESOME BIKES.

I HAVE HAD A HONDA XR 250 ,400 AND 600 AND AND THEN THE BERG.

THE BERG GRANTED IS A MAINTENANCE INTENSIVE BIKE BUT IF YOU FOLLOW THE MAINTENANCE REGIME THEY ARE SUPERB BIKES.

THE POWER AND HANDLING IS LIKE NOTHING YOU WILL EVER EXPERIENCE ON A BIKE.THET WEIGH F**K ALL AND LOOK GREAT ALSO.

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January 14th, 2008, 02:19 AM   #3
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My advice is BUY IT and you will see how it grows on you.I bought mine without any knowledge about any service regime and so on, It`s just something else.
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January 14th, 2008, 03:07 AM   #4
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RE: HUSABERG

Go the Berg but what else do you expect us all to say.
Depends what you call high maintenance but you must change oil and filters regularly.
I do oil every 10 hours or thereabouts with filter every 2nd change.
Valve adjustment when needed. I check mine just for something to do every 50 hours whether they need it or not.
With the type of riding your talking about your maintenance wouldn't be that bad at all.
BTW all this stuff should be done on all the high performance 4T's that you mentioned so if you only want to check the oil level once a year and top it up if necessary then get an XR or a DRZ.
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January 14th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #5
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RE: HUSABERG

your freinds comments aren't really right. the bikes are now very reliable and there is nothing likely to fail before it's time. the handling is simply the best, the weight: the lightest, for racing - brilliant, trails = nice heavy flywheel and great throttle respoonse. and as you say £1,500 off this year.

there are items they recommend you change at 100 hours but in honesty there is nothing that won't trail to 200-300 hours.

a month ago, ktm told me that they were looking at two more dealers in the north of england. i presume for one to come through. NTB in york are selling everything off so they've pretty much finished with them but they know what to do to them. and then you have DCR who will have bits for years to come.

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January 14th, 2008, 04:33 AM   #6
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If you want one at that price BUY IT NOW, this deal is not going to be around very long at all.
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OK, I am under the impression it would be a good buy at this price. Any comment about the 450, 550, 650 choice ? All seem as popular as each other in enduro or SM guise.

Thanks for the input so far.
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I own a KTM and a Berg. Have to change the oil on either bike at a regular basis. Valves need adjusted at first when new and then not very often. That applies to both as well. My friends 450 Honda has a similar schedule. The high performance 4 strokes all need regular maintainance regardless of maker. If you want reduced maintainance look at something overbuilt and excessively heavy like an XR Honda. You will be happy til you ride a friends Berg etc. If you follow this site front to back through the years, it gives you a sense that the 450 is the most reliable of the Bergs. Buy the Berg, you won't regret it.
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OK, I am under the impression it would be a good buy at this price. Any comment about the 450, 550, 650 choice ? All seem as popular as each other in enduro or SM guise.

Thanks for the input so far.
550 and get the best of both worlds! What kind of trails do you normally find yourself on?
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The intake sound (roar) is still there btw... (maby a tad lower but still there) you should hear it run...man, when Joakim came across a deep water crossing over a bog...that roar was awesome! WOT and Joakims special riding style (back on the bike and one foot of the peg) jeez!!

says it all.
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