I love this bike! Hands down the most reliable post vintage bike I've raced and ever owned. Well, this weekends AHRMA Mid Atlantic CC raced was cancelled on thursday afternoon due to an injury suffered by the track owner. And so now I was sitting there with my Husky all dressed with no place to go. Mike Murphy (Rokon Rebel!) called me and asked me if I'd like to have a vintage only trail ride at West Virginia's Tomahawk MX Track. I don't usually trail ride my old Euro Iron because I like to keep them well oiled and squared away for race events only. But hey, with no race on the horizon, why not ride it? While Mike pulled the rope on his Rokon, I made some small adjustments on my Husky, and fired the ol' beast up...Mike, always tells me that he old and slow -- yeah, uh, right. So he told me lead through the woods. Now I know I'm not as fast as Mike, but I think Mike was using his ol' man reverse psychology jedi mind trick to push the pace -- Oh yeah, it worked. The conditions were greasy and sloppy, as it had just rained all day friday, and there were 3-4 foot water filled holes all over the 5 mile loop trail. The trail is combination of every thing -- rocks, roots, brief little high speed freeways -- a nice mix. However, it truly was a mess out there in the woods. As a matter of fact, everybody else rode the MX track, there was absolutely no else on the trail except us. To make a short long, I have had my fair share of marquis post vintage Euro GS/Enduro bikes over the past few years, and I've owned this Husky since 2005, but with the exception of a worn out CS seal which I recently replaced, this bike is like combining a Panzer and Sherman tank -- the best of both worlds. Strong, reliable, well suspended, stable even in the worst of condition, neutral to very precise and quck steering, and the brakes even work well in the wet conditions. I was truly amazed at just how well this bike tracked at higher speeds in these condtions. But the best feature of this bike -- THE MOTOR!... It's one of the best powerbands I've ever ridden, can be ridden like 250, but when you really wick it up then you know your on an open class bike. Blaze or Lug -- take your pick, this Husky does it all. I currently own a couple of Yamaha IT's and a 79 Maico 250 GS (best handling bike I've owned Modern or Vintge -- bar none!) -- good bikes in there only lil' way; BUT, the Husky is the total package. It does everything well...And for post vintage racing, that's just enough for me. So if you ever get hands on one, don't let it go...and if you know someone who is looking to sell an a 84-85 Husky WR 400 (ITC Twin Shock) drop me a line or two...2 Husky's are better than just one! Oh BTW, it was good riding with Mike "Rokon Rebel" Murphy, he pushed to me another level this weekend and the muscle aches and pains I feel were well worth it.