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Discussion in 'Australia' started by tHEtREV, Jun 1, 2020.
Get a 450 then :)
I thought both my 525's were great to ride (and I'm sure the 500's are in a completely different league), but after sitting in a gully exhausted I decided to try something smaller. And after talking to Bobby Dazzler at the 24Hr he said he was loving the WR250f and was happy he made the switch, Poppy went from a TE510 to a 350 EXC and was happy with the result (I think it was Poppy anyway), and when I first rode the TE I decided I was much happier on a smaller 4T than a big thumper.
But part of the reason I ended up with the bikes I have is because I because I have the bike I can ride all day (the TE) I have a small light bike I can wring the neck of and not die, and the WR should fill my big bore needs when you need to have the 'bars smack you in the face when you twist the throttle...
Easy...keep the 3 bikes and sell that klr
It's a KLE... E not R you philistine...
Quietly praying it's not a 500
Of course it's the 500...
well...in that case...sell all 4 bikes and buy a kle 300
Sounds like you need a 570 Berg @tHEtREV
Dirt bike, rally bike, ADV bike, commuter bike...Not highly strung and light enough to be thrown/dragged around on the hills.
390 was on my list. Bit old though, stopped making them about 8 years ago so parts may be a concern in a few years.
If you really love the H brand, sell 'em all and get a new FE350. Road register it and you'll be sweet.
Mate it sounds like you might get bored too quickly with 1 bike
Personally only got time for 1 moto and 1 mtb . Irrespective i reckon 1 good bikes better then 3 dodgey bikes , sell it and but something else when you fancy a change
KTM parts mostly. Main parts will be avail for quite some time yet.
Still, if you are wanting to reduce weight, my pick would be the 350. It will cover a large range.
I've got nothing to add other than laugh at/with you.
I may be proven wrong but the unicorn that it sounds like you want doesn't/won't/can't exist.
Silly, throw away comment.
I'm in a similar boat. Too many bikes to keep up with all of them because I don't want to be a collector, I want to ride them.
And the other end of the piece of string is age making some of us less physically able (no big thing for me anymore).
You said a mouthfull right there...
The iDIOT savant in him makes it's presence known...
Do not listen to these voices... they are the words of the orange satan.
tREV has the qualification we're looking for then...
A very well spent 2 cents there...
Dr Freud come in with a pearler of a suggestion... worthy of PGF thrad status...
What, pray tell - is this unicorn you preach of - ye wise old crafty blue tonged one...?
The answer is simple...
tREV obviously needs to sell up his entire existing machine park, and employ the services of Pezz and the Skunkworks/Scrappers brainstrust (ok... it's an oxymoron - but let's run with it for the purposes of the excercise). In order to design and prototype a unicorn gamechanger that the motorcycle industry has failed to yet provide us with - sourcing a combination of the best features of contemporary models (using only new factory purchased components - not used scrapper material ) and thereby create - once and for all - the ultimate, optimum universal application unicorn "adventure bike".
From tREV's detailed "must have list" we can ascertain that the proposed design brief leans towards a euro/japanese inspired, variable combustion chamber size (250cc - 650cc) inline twin cylinder (narrow), three stroke fuel injected engine (with race pipe ), wrapped up in a light weight offroad capable chassis, featuring ample long travel/progressive suspension, with single track/enduro bike ergo's, low seat height and luggage carrying/touring ability, good wind protection - without hindering forward trail vision, ample fuel range for extended trips housed in a low center of gravity fuel cell - that aids handling/offroad trail habits - without looking like Dolly Parton's bra fell off the sides... all under 160 kgs... wet... with out camping beer.
Laddies and gendermen... I give you...
Well I'm not after a unicorn bike. I just want a trail bike that's fun to ride and better than what is in my stable at the moment.
It won't be doing multi day trips, only trail rides. I won't be commuting on it, it will be mainly used in single track. It doesn't need a large tank, will never carry luggage, 500K oil changes are fine and it will probably be done a lot sooner. So not a unicorn bike.
That 2013-2016 KM 350 EXC solution sounds like the go then...
That is if the 390 'Berg idea doesn't float you boat (and you can find a good un')...
As AUSSIEADV wrote... the FE 'Berg's have so many common componentry to the KTM range... service parts is not really a problem, most can be sourced through KTM OEM parts still.
Found this one pretty quickly... https://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes/details/2010-husaberg-fe390/OAG-AD-18739666/?Cr=1
Talked to a bloke at work who is a massive 2T 300 fan, as soon as I said I was thinking about a 350 he said they are awesome and I should do it, so I like em, a lot of people have suggested it, so I won't get one now.
There has only ever been one time I have decided on a bike and actually got that bike, and even then it was because I already had the rally kit for it.
I'll start getting my bikes on the market and once I sell them and I know exactly how much I have I'll start looking...
Good 390 would possibly meet your requirements Trev, though I am biased.
Fitted with a cush hub and underseat tank and 6 gears, gets along well, and not as high strung as the 450 and 570.