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Old 02-21-2015, 10:48 AM   #1
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Husaberg + KTM = new Husqvarna

Just for fun, here is a visual comparison I created to compare and study the origin of my new 2015 Husky 501. Interesting how it came together as one bike after KTM's owner bought Husaberg, then bought Husky from BMW. Some cool history here, I'm learning as a new Husky owner and former Beta/KTM owner. Note: If I missed anything component related or otherwise, feel free to comment and I'll add or correct it to the illustration to make it as accurate as possible. Thanks.

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Old 02-21-2015, 11:09 AM   #2
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How do the white plastics and frame hold up to trail riding on the Husqvarna? I thought about getting one but was concerned it would look scratched up with all the white. They are stunning bikes in person.
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:34 AM   #3
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How do the white plastics and frame hold up to trail riding on the Husqvarna? I thought about getting one but was concerned it would look scratched up with all the white. They are stunning bikes in person.

Have not thrashed and scuffed mine enough yet to find out. I do hear they get dirty just like any set of plastics, and should be cleaned after rides if you want them to look less stained over time. They seem to be higher in quality and glossy than my older Honda/Yamaha/Acerbis plastics. FWIW: Some guys Armor All the crap out of their plastics before mud rides to keep mud from sticking and staining as much over time. Washes right off after a mud ride. I tend to keep a 2nd set of plastics around anyhow.
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Old 02-21-2015, 12:01 PM   #4
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The non linked suspension Husaberg uses KTM EXC frame. And the Husky with linked suspension uses the KTM motocross line frame. visual at the top shock mount area.

The Husas and Huskys are just parts bin franken KTM's.

If the rumors are true though, Husky should become more of it's own bike in the future.

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Old 02-21-2015, 01:24 PM   #5
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looks a little different...

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The non linked suspension Husaberg uses KTM EXC frame. And the Husky with linked suspension uses the KTM motocross line frame. visual at the top shock mount area.

The Husas and Huskys are just parts bin franken KTM's.


Similar, not exactly the same. There are some differences in the details.

New 2014-2015 Husky white FE chassis on top, 2015 KTM orange large SX chassis below.



Husky FE chassis:


KTM SX large chassis:
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:28 PM   #6
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If the rumors are true though, Husky should become more of it's own bike in the future.
That's interesting since they announced the new 701 which is just a ktm 690 with different plastics
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Old 02-21-2015, 06:44 PM   #7
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That's interesting since they announced the new 701 which is just a ktm 690 with different plastics
Except with better turning radius, better suspension, better exhaust, seat, wiring...somebody wake me up from this dream!!
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Except with better turning radius, better suspension, better exhaust, seat, wiring...somebody wake me up from this dream!!3
Ha ha shhhhhh..... Don't say that stuff out loud!
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Old 02-21-2015, 11:40 PM   #9
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Seems just like small incremental year to your updates so you are impelled to buy something new every 3 years... Wonderful bikes non the less.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:08 AM   #10
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Similar, not exactly the same. There are some differences in the details.

New 2014-2015 Husky white FE chassis on top, 2015 KTM orange large SX chassis below.

So it seems. Rear sub frame lower mounts at least are different.
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Old 02-22-2015, 10:22 AM   #11
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So it seems. Rear sub frame lower mounts at least are different.
Other than a down tube change and different subframe, very minor difference.

i.e. same base engine/chassis platform, with different bolt-ons and subtle experimentation going on by Husberg-Husky engineers as it seems; for now.
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