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Old 12-25-2011, 01:37 PM   #31
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Good luck guys, I'm looking for a new project, time to retire the Xchallenge, so will be paying close attention to your work

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Old 12-25-2011, 03:12 PM   #32
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What are your thoughts on the G450X? What made you consider the dark side? (as opposed to BMW/Husqvarna G450X/TE449/TE511). Interested in your opinion.
+1 I looked real hard at the 450X and the Husaberg and I was concerned with the maintenance intervals on both. I'm sure the intervals are pretty conservative. I'm really curious to see the mileage they get and the maintenance required.
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Old 12-25-2011, 04:41 PM   #33
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The 570 is the only one with a wide ratio gearbox.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:39 AM   #34
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+1 I looked real hard at the 450X and the Husaberg and I was concerned with the maintenance intervals on both. I'm sure the intervals are pretty conservative. I'm really curious to see the mileage they get and the maintenance required.
Apart from the wide ratio box, the Husaberg has first rate suspension out of the box, 48mm high spec, fully adjustable, twin chamber WP forks, CNC machined triple clamps, progressive WP rear shock etc. I reckon the BMW would need you to spend close to 2 grand on it just to get the suspension to be at a similar level.

The difference of 41hp vs 60hp is not particularly relevant on tight trails, but for an adventure bike that you want to gear up to be able to ride cross country at 75+ mph all day, the extra power (along with wider gear box gearing) makes it no contest in my book.
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Old 12-26-2011, 08:30 AM   #35
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This is so freak'n cool. I'm in!
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:55 PM   #36
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Howdy folks, keep posted here and our tag line page for man passion, spiritual awakening, too fucking fast and faster, the greatest superlatives and all the bling (shit we like). Here find rearing and bucking sublimely manic swedish saddles prepped and piloted by ace adv nutters. One armed pushups, discos, adventure mods, air cargo, too much gear, locals, well wishers, sand, rocks, glaciers, hypoxia, blood on ice (does it bounce?) crashing, broken shit, fixed shit, crashing, hetero man hugs, harrowing decent, for sure russian vodka, more puking, and more adventure planning. For maximum immersion sit on your bike in the garage or wheel that bitch into the living room. We'll have group wheelies, group shots (nastrovia) and if you've got a swedish girl too then all kinds of group adv. That's the plan anyway.

Here in North America we do things differently. We have lawyers. Lawyers slow shit down. KTM North America is working with me to get my factory sponsored bike in the next two weeks. Factory sponsored? I hear we're the first non enduro sponsored riders by Husaberg, and some of the first for KTM. I assure you none of us are enduro riders (but we make up for it in bike prep). A shift? Adventure riding is the next thing. We at advrider are the true believers. Group wheelie.


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Old 12-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #37
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:43 PM   #38
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The Husaberg looks to be a great platform to start your project... The reliability aspect on the 570 engine is very high overall going from owners feedback and if you add a few extras like oil coolers and increased oil capacity it can only make it that much better... I'll be following along with great interest...
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:21 PM   #39
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So what happens to our bikes is going to happen in 2 stages. First of all we have to prep the bikes for a special project in South America, and then when we get back, later in the year, we will do our best to prep the bikes for more long distance adventure style travel.

And merry xmas everyone!
Are you doing some sort of support for the Husaberg Dakar riders in S. America ... or pulling Domestic' duty? I see there are about 5 Husaberg entrants ... and about 40 KTM's.

If not Dakar ... can you reveal plans for S. America yet?
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:36 PM   #40
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Old 12-26-2011, 10:48 PM   #41
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Are you doing some sort of support for the Husaberg Dakar riders in S. America ... or pulling Domestic' duty? I see there are about 5 Husaberg entrants ... and about 40 KTM's.

If not Dakar ... can you reveal plans for S. America yet?
It is at the end of the video and also the heading for what they are attempting comes up at the end as well.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:51 PM   #42
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Howdy folks, keep posted here and our tag line page for man passion, spiritual awakening, too fucking fast and faster, the greatest superlatives and all the bling (shit we like). Here find rearing and bucking sublimely manic swedish saddles prepped and piloted by ace adv nutters. One armed pushups, discos, adventure mods, air cargo, too much gear, locals, well wishers, sand, rocks, glaciers, hypoxia, blood on ice (does it bounce?) crashing, broken shit, fixed shit, crashing, hetero man hugs, harrowing decent, for sure russian vodka, more puking, and more adventure planning. For maximum immersion sit on your bike in the garage or wheel that bitch into the living room. We'll have group wheelies, group shots (nastrovia) and if you've got a swedish girl too then all kinds of group adv. That's the plan anyway.

Here in North America we do things differently. We have lawyers. Lawyers slow shit down. KTM North America is working with me to get my factory sponsored bike in the next two weeks. Factory sponsored? I hear we're the first non enduro sponsored riders by Husaberg, and some of the first for KTM. I assure you none of us are enduro riders (but we make up for it in bike prep). A shift? Adventure riding is the next thing. We at advrider are the true believers. Group wheelie.


This is going to be great.
Barton, sounds like you have had a wacky Xmas!

Keep us all posted on the getting of the third bike!

You see guys, due to Barton being an American, he has to pick up his Husaberg from Husaberg North America, and sadly couldnt join Lukas and myself in collecting the bikes direct from the factory in Austria. So Lukas and I are as keen as anyone to hear of him collecting his 2 wheeled weapon.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:55 PM   #43
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Are you doing some sort of support for the Husaberg Dakar riders in S. America ... or pulling Domestic' duty? I see there are about 5 Husaberg entrants ... and about 40 KTM's.

If not Dakar ... can you reveal plans for S. America yet?
We have our own project in South America, completely independent of anything Dakar related .... but coincidentally it does also involve the Argentinean-Chilean border. Our project also involves a whopping big volcano! Think of it as Husaberg vs the Volcano!

We are there in March, rather than January.

Keep watching this thread and our facebook page for details as they emerge ...

Actually come to think of it, there is a lot more info on the facebook page already. Husaberg-Adventure-Team on Facebook

Any "Likes"greatly appreciated :)
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:16 AM   #44
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Will be following with interest.
I was recently looking at a web page of the vehicle/4wd record;
http://www2.izook.com/?page_id=78
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