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July 14th, 2018, 11:07 AM   #1
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What bike now?

Im back. Im over the death of Husaberg mostly. Took a few years (lol) Going to mothball my beasts and ride them on special occasions and keep them mint in my house to worship.

But now what do I buy? I was thinking a 570 but then in a short while it will be the same story. Im hot for the CCM adventure bike with the BMW engine, best of both worlds so to speak.

Anyways I mean there is no replacement for the Berg, but there has to be something out there non KTM that cuts the cloth. I just want something that shreds the dirt but I can drive down the highway to get to the trails. Everything with a big motor is over 300 pounds now. Totally lame.
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July 15th, 2018, 03:53 AM   #2
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Hi,
what about this one?
500 SEF FACTORY - Sherco - English

Spain company with strong trials bike background, their offroad-bikes are produced in france, come either with WP or KYB suspension. On the engine side they offer 125ccm, 250ccm, 300ccm two strokes and 250ccm, 300ccm, 450ccm and 500ccm four strokes.

In the last years the bikes got much better and many people ride them in different championship classes (at least in europe). For my next bike I'm seriously considering to buy one of thoose.

You can also check out this video for an impression: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FgLFHk7WBQ

or this: https://dirtbikemagazine.com/sherco-...dels-released/

or: 2019 Sherco Enduro And Cross Country Models First Look

Only thing missing for me: Kickstart!

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July 15th, 2018, 05:25 AM   #3
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I assume you’re not interested in the Husqvarna 701? As it’s essentially a KTM. It’s not an uninteresting bike, but a unnecessarily heavy design in my opinion. It is the same weight as a DRZ, but everything done right. I think the optimal bike is lighter than this.

the CCM GP600 is interesting. The GP450 was interesting too, but the motor was unnecessarily small and gearbox too short.

i am hoping that interesting designs come out of more participation in the Dalar rally. There are some 6-speed boxes and such, e.g. in the Honda bikes at least. Not sure about availability but the development has been done. Most are limited to 450cc, and seemingly bore/stroke kits are limited to about 500cc and are not cheap.
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July 15th, 2018, 07:58 PM   #4
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I wonder if there was ever much of a parts inventory for the Bergs. I have some air cooled Rotax powered bikes that they stopped making 18 years ago and I can still get parts. But I guess they powered a lot of different makes with them so must of sold a lot of engines over a lot of years with minimal changes to the motor.
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July 16th, 2018, 12:08 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by maDDtraPPer View Post
Im back. Im over the death of Husaberg mostly. Took a few years (lol) Going to mothball my beasts and ride them on special occasions and keep them mint in my house to worship.

But now what do I buy? I was thinking a 570 but then in a short while it will be the same story. Im hot for the CCM adventure bike with the BMW engine, best of both worlds so to speak.

Anyways I mean there is no replacement for the Berg, but there has to be something out there non KTM that cuts the cloth. I just want something that shreds the dirt but I can drive down the highway to get to the trails. Everything with a big motor is over 300 pounds now. Totally lame.
If you donít want a Husaberg, why are here?

Whatís wrong with the 570? If you want longevity in a dirty, you wonít go past the bent Bergs.
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July 16th, 2018, 06:07 PM   #6
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I like the 450 BMW because BMW basically supports their stuff forever. Its light and reliable. After riding my buddys Beemers I know why they have such a strong following. Quality machines. I bought one and I love it. The HP2 was too much bike for me I didnt like it but the 650 was a great bike and am thinking about an older Dakar model. He swears by them.
If the 570 is that reliable then I really dont need to look very far. I will get one. I will eventually need a dual sport that I can drive accross the country with camping gear and that wont be the 570.
The Husky is a KTM with a different paint job. I was away from this for a while and I see that KTM killed Husky as well. Not that there is anything wrong with the LC4 motor but its a heavy bike and I am too mad at KTM. The Sherco looks really nice. Id like to see a few ride reports on it. Supposed to be an animal.
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July 16th, 2018, 07:19 PM   #7
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Mad at Ktm.. I can understand that. Except I’m not mad. Yeah I not happy Husaberg got killed off by them but I’m over anything personal with Ktm.
My 06 FE650 and 07 FE550 (both in FS trim currently) will continue to be well kept and ridden from my garage occasionally. But I did move on, and yes I did buy a brand new 2016 Ktm 500 a few years ago. I wanted a brand new FI lightweight enduro and that was the best one Imo. The bent Bergs are awesome, just didn’t feel like shopping used.
The Beta was an option, but parts and dealers were scarce. So on one hand I am definitely holding on to my Husaberg and on the other hand I have moved on with another quality enduro. I don’t care who makes it. It’s a machine I have invested money in.
Simple as that.

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July 23rd, 2018, 09:23 PM   #8
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Well I killed this thread today. Got a 2007 FE650 with 14 houra on the clock still has the tits on the tires. The poor kid got sick and died and the parents finally got around to selling it. I had to buy it. Revisit this subject next year or my wife will kill me.
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