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August 8th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #1
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FE570 Street-ish Supermoto

I'm looking for a Supermoto for street and occasional track use.

My local dealer has a FE 570 with the supermoto kit installed. I've got two concerns, how well the fe570 will hold up to street use, and the brakes. I'm guessing the stock front caliper isn't really up to the task of supermoto duty. Is that correct? What are my options.

I'm cross shopping with a KTM 690SMC and Husky SM610, both of which are certainly more street-able, but the Husaberg is just soooo light.


Is anyone using an FE570 as a street bike? How well is it holding up? What cruising speed is it capable of on the freeway? (the 690 and 610 are both "comfortable" at 80mph)
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August 8th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #2
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Dear Zool,

The guys in here (me self included) are so narrow minded, that even if their bike caught fire on a dalily basis it would still be the best bike ever build !!!

A beloved and very popular member named Jfjong did this article and I would say that it pretty much explain what Bergs are about. I know it's not the 09 he is talking about, but still !!

http://husaberg.org/index.php?name=PNph ... 6feb7e9645

Buy the Berg and get them to throw in a decent brake kit.

Wellcome,

Anders, DK
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I've not ridden the KTM, but I don't find the impressions surprising.

I think the FE 570 would make a great SM machine if what you are looking for is a machine that will turn inside any other in its class (or outside for that matter), and you don't care to ride it long distances. It would make a great hooligan machine, but not something I would want to take a long road trip on. It is a very purpose built machine. I haven't ridden one with street tires or street suspension, but even with knobbies and the long travel dirt suspension, this bike feels like it will turn inside anything and it is as light as a feather while having plenty of oomph up to about 80 MPH (maybe more, mine isn't broken in yet) - and that is on the standard EFI setting - I haven't tried the 'aggressive' setting yet.

I have noticed that the SM kits I have seen have used much larger and beefier brake rotors, but the stock brakes on my bike will look either wheel very easily - I had to put some air in the rear because it locked up much easier. So I am guessing that somewhere in between might be a good compromise. I have seen a video of BST carbon fiber wheels that were tested on a dirt bike - complete with high jumps, etc., so personally, if I was to go the SM route with my bike, I would go the full monty with light wheels and brakes.

Will the FE 570 hold up to street use? That depends on how you ride it and how long is acceptable to you. Personally I already have a nice street bike and I only want my 570 for the dirt so I don't plan to find out. I don't think it will hold up as long as my Ducati, or maybe a Honda 650, but I don't think it will grenade in a month or two either - any more than it would in the dirt. If you are looking for something to commute on while also having an SM, get a Honda or a Suzuki.
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Re: FE570 Street-ish Supermoto

Originally Posted by zool
I'm looking for a Supermoto for street and occasional track use.

My local dealer has a FE 570 with the supermoto kit installed. I've got two concerns, how well the fe570 will hold up to street use, and the brakes. I'm guessing the stock front caliper isn't really up to the task of supermoto duty. Is that correct? What are my options.

I'm cross shopping with a KTM 690SMC and Husky SM610, both of which are certainly more street-able, but the Husaberg is just soooo light.


Is anyone using an FE570 as a street bike? How well is it holding up? What cruising speed is it capable of on the freeway? (the 690 and 610 are both "comfortable" at 80mph)
Hi Zool,
I am not really into SM but had a set of SM wheels on my 525 and it would kill the 690SMC.
Like you say the berg is light and would be a good laugh but you have to bear in mind its a dirt bike not a SM, made for trail and enduro.
So why buy a dirt bike when you can buy the FS570??
The Fs is 123kg with fuel, shorter closed cartridge forks, 14-16mm offset, differnt seat height at 895mm, 4 piston magura 320 disc etc etc.
No contest really, wait for the FS570, and yes it would be comfy at 80mph , my fe570 will hit 100mph wringing its neck.

Cheers,
Nick
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Re: FE570 Street-ish Supermoto

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So why buy a dirt bike when you can buy the FS570??
The Fs is 123kg with fuel, shorter closed cartridge forks, 14-16mm offset, differnt seat height at 895mm, 4 piston magura 320 disc etc etc.
No contest really, wait for the FS570, and yes it would be comfy at 80mph , my fe570 will hit 100mph wringing its neck.

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Nick
Because those in the USA can't buy the FS? Yet.

It won't be here this year. We don't know when it will be here?
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RE: Re: FE570 Street-ish Supermoto

Not actually here yet either but as its a 2010 it should be out soon.
The first tests are very positive, saying its so much more than converted crosser.

Sounds like it could worth chasing your dealer for info on what models will be over next year.
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Re: FE570 Street-ish Supermoto

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Originally Posted by NKW570
So why buy a dirt bike when you can buy the FS570??
The Fs is 123kg with fuel, shorter closed cartridge forks, 14-16mm offset, differnt seat height at 895mm, 4 piston magura 320 disc etc etc.
No contest really, wait for the FS570, and yes it would be comfy at 80mph , my fe570 will hit 100mph wringing its neck.

Cheers,
Nick
Because those in the USA can't buy the FS? Yet.

It won't be here this year. We don't know when it will be here?
Good point ! I didnt realize they were blocking the FS model to the USA.
Zool, If you do get a FE570 for the street, at least get a set of knobbies and dive off that freeway now and again into the dirt, thats where the fun lies
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RE: Re: FE570 Street-ish Supermoto

I've just finished putting SM bits on my '09.

I bought the SM kit - pretty good set of bits for the money. I went a bit further and sourced some SM forks from a KTM 450SM. They're WP (48mm) like the '09 forks but are more stiffly sprung and have the radial caliper mount. I also picked up a Beringer 4-pot radial caliper w/ master cylinder and Braking Systems wave rotor. I bought another brake light switch, speedo cable plus the various fasteners to allow me to quickly swap front ends between dirt and street. I didn't have time to source another rear sprocket so am running 15/48. I might want to drop the rear about 4 teeth or so to give more top end but it's otherwise fine.

For tires I went with Conti SMs. I just returned from 3 days on dirt/tarmac in Idaho. Both the suspension and the tires felt stable at speed on the twisty roads there. I've never had so much fun in 10 mph sweepers before. The more I ride this machine the better I like it. It's really fun!
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