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Husaberg FE 450 VS. KTM EXC 450

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Anyone know much about the new Hberg fe 450 and which is the better ride the Hberg fe 450 or the KTM EXC 450 ? questions........lookin for reliability, parts, known problems, ride abilty, street legal, power, suspension handling

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i have herd great things about both bikes. Husaberg is making a stand in the market now. You have to remember the husa shares lots of things with the ktms. Parts both can be easily acquired and for around the same price. Is the husa fuel injected now?

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How easy is it to street plate an off-road bike in Minn? The Husa is not a street legal bike like the KTM450EXC. What are you intending to do with the bike? IMHO, the Husa is the best 450 out there for riding hard/racing single track. If that's what you're after, go for it. If you're looking for a dual sport bike and need to worry about being really legal, get the KTM (or Husky TE450)

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Is the husa fuel injected now?

Yes, the new bike that came out with the lay down motor for model year '09 is fuel injected. Very smooth too.

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CBus660R I wanna ride on dirt then be able to put street tires on and ride on the street and not sure how easy it is to plate a bike here. hows the reliability on the Hberg ?

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CBus660R I wanna ride on dirt then be able to put street tires on and ride on the street and not sure how easy it is to plate a bike here. hows the reliability on the Hberg ?

Too new to say for sure, but KTM/Husa motors have a pretty solid reputation. The only variable with the Husa is the EFI and so far, it seems pretty positive, just gotta make sure you keep the battery in decent shape (won't run with a dead battery, the EFI needs power from the battery, you can not bump start a Husa with a dead battery) and all the connectors are properly fastened. If you plan on doing a lot of street use in a suburban/urban environment, you're probably better off getting the KTM which is fully legal so when a cop pulls you over for riding a dirtbike around town, you won't have to sweat it. De-restrict the KTM and get the jetting dialed in (comes real lean due to meeting EPA street regs) and it's identical to an XC-W.

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sweet are the ktm's tempermental at all with jetting when you ride at different spots ?

No worse than any other brand. You do need to remember that when you buy a 50 state legal dual sport bike like KTM 450EXC, Husqvarna TE450, etc... they are pretty choked up due to the EPA regulations. Nothing the manufacturer can do about that. Scope out the KTM forums and once you get it dialed in (will probably take a few adjustments) you'll be good to go.

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