Husaberg Rallye bikes

Discussion in 'Racing' started by SafariBerg, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    For the Safari 570's we run 15:50 or 15:51 depending on rider preference and speed.

    For Dakar the 450's ran 14:50

    For Tuareg I'd run 15:51
  2. Seth S

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    you think 14/52 will be a little low for a deep sand speed event?
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    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Depends on how fast or how tight you think it will be, 14:50 is good for about 150-155kph with the stock exhaust, 14:52 will certainly help it pull and accelerate better
  4. micksouthere

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    As above, this set up looks bloody brilliant, how would it compare to the ktm 450rr price wise if a mate and I were to buy 2 bergs fully kitted?
  5. Seth S

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    it will be fast and open. i will pickup a 50 on the way.
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    I dont know if that gearing is for the Tuareg, but if so, please mind yourself the first 2 days.. The 5minutes you might loose by going 140kph were 100 would suffice can be gained back by navigating properly...

    Heard of 2 many crashes in day 1 and 2...
  7. SafariBerg

    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    To build a Husaberg to similar spec as we used in Dakar this year would be between $25k-$30k AUD depending on how much discounting off retail you can get stuff for and how much of the build work you did yourself vs getting someone else to do it for you..............full retail would not see much if any change from $30k AUD
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    Likewise to build a Safari style rally bike it's about $20k-$22k AUD full retail again.
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    What do you want to use the bikes for ??

    As an Adv bike they are as good as any you will find, extra super if you want a light weight more agile Adv mount

    for the Safari they are much better than the majority and if you have the talent they could put you on the podium with little fuss

    for Dakar further development is required with a different front fuel tank cell, oil cooler, twin rad fans.........they need further work to deal with heat managment. That aside the rest of the bike is fine and will do Dakar no problems.
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    Garry, How did Thomas Berglund's bike fare at Dakar with the different fuel tank and rally configuration he was using? What were the issues with the Safari front fuel tank? Seems removal time of the multiple front fuel tanks to gain access to the motor would be an issue. Would like to hear more on this subject.

    Thanks and again great job!
  9. SafariBerg

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    :deal
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    That is one serious anchor on the front there, Garry. :eek1
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    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    320mm rotor & caliper off a motard bike, we usually run the 310mm rotor off a KTM690R with the stock caliper, this gives great performance at pulling up from speed and those "oh shiiiiit times" :evil
  12. micksouthere

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    Thanks Gary, that gives us a whole heap of stuff to ponder over...at 30k that's 'nearly' 10k better than the KTM (retail)
    Which is close to 20k saving on two bikes...which gives us the dollars for the spares!!!
    Too good will PM you.
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    SafariBerg Oz Safari Addict

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    Here in OZ the KTM450RR wil cost you close to $50kAUD landed, based on the 4 that were sold to Aussies last year.
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    My recollection is that the 450RR is priced around 35,000 Euro's....does that sound correct. If its still at the same price in Euro's then it might be a bit less because the Euro has lost a good chunk of value in the last few months.

    And the Australian dollar is quite strong right now.
  15. micksouthere

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    Yeah I'm with you on this one, exchange rate on base price plus friendly KTM dealer...just a smidge over 40k landed...however nowhere as competitively priced as the "Berg and 30k is a worst case scenario.
    Would love to know if the cooling/getting more air through the radiator situation has been sorted.
    Does a bigger opening through the tank to allow the airflow mean a smaller sized tank ...so its back to square one to redesign a tank with enough capacity and enough venting?
  16. micksouthere

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    maybe something like this

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  17. SafariBerg

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    This is as close is it will go................no one else will develop any more tanks for these models, if Thomas can add a 3L to his rear tank that wil be the way to go for a Dakar kit.

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    Again it depends on what the intended use is !

    IF it is for Dakar................we strongly recommend NOT using the Safari front tank.

    If its for any other use then the Safari tanks kit is perfectly fine.
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    Sounds like the 2013 Husaberg is going to be quite a bit different. Is there any inside info you can clue us in on? :evil:ear
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    Just saw that for 2013 Husaberg is basically re-branding the KTM 350?

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    don't know what this translates into for the 450 though... weird times
  20. Seth S

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    I know the berg 2 strokes are just redressed KTM's.