Downgrading from FE570 to TE310

I am 52 and feeling every inch of it at the moment. Knees operations and sore back ETC...

I love my 2010 Husaberg FE570, but due to an upcoming operation (Knee Osteotomy) feel that when I have recovered in 9 months time that it might be a good idea to get something a little lighter in weight, but still with some good grunt.

I like my 570 for wheel stands, speedway slides, and generally an awesome bike, but when doing tight single track (Most of my riding) I find at the end of long day I am pretty knackered. There is a fairly large weight difference between my 570 and the 2011 TE310 and think that this may be the way to go. Less weight, less demands on my ageing body, and hopefully less tiring at the end of the day. I don't need to show off doing wheelies or power slides anymore, I just want to be able to ride trails with my mates and still be able to keep up with the big bores.

Has anyone else found themselves in the same situation as me ? and is this Husky the solution ? or would I have a better option in bike choice ?

Don't really want a smoker, but not totally out of the question.

I want lightweight, power and handling. The TE310 has been getting good press.

Have the same problems.

My `hh11 TE310 has a weight of 117 kg, with full gas tank and protectors.

It handles light and wheelys work up to the 4th gear.:confused: It really has good power!

I think, You will love it!:thumbsup:

You know what eles youll love about the 310? It's every thing you've read about its ability under power but at 62 yrs old and a little beat up myself, I appriciate that it pushes like a mountain bike. Ya, we don't ride um everywhere. Sometimes you have to move it in the garage or up the ramp into your truck or trailer. Some times I have to start my other bikes to load them. Not this one. Just give it a push. I can even lift it onto my moto stand.

Thats not called downgrading(negative connotation) its called downsizing!! best of luck

You will most likely get more smiles per mile on the smaller lighter bike. I'm heading the same direction,soon.

Having ridden both platforms I would say the 310 would beat you up less. I love the 570 but it is a brute of a bike. The 310 does feel much lighter and is much more controllable yet still makes great power (based on a 2010 TXC250).

very interesting,ive got a very nice 08 te450,and am thinking of moving up to the huasaberg 570......want to swap ?

very interesting,ive got a very nice 08 te450,and am thinking of moving up to the huasaberg 570......want to swap ?

Hmmmmm ?

Throw in the airfare, transport and motel room for a month for the missus, myself and 4 kids.....could be a goer !!:thumbsup:

I know that you are just joking, however keep in mind that the TE450 is actually heavier than the Berg 570 plus the TE has a very limiting close ratio tranny.

You'll probably flow better on the 310 anyways, I have a tc510 and a tc250 both 07's. The 510 is a hand full in the single track, a bit intimidating but I love the grunt. When I ride the 250 I'm actually faster and at the end of the day I'm not as tired, maybe a little more tore up as far as brush burns because I normally ride it faster through the brush. Faster into and out of the turns because it's not trying to kill me when I nail it, LOL.

I know that you are just joking, however keep in mind that the TE450 is actually heavier than the Berg 570 plus the TE has a very limiting close ratio tranny.

Joking I was

I have owned a TE450 and loved it, but not where I want to head.

It's either going to be the TE310 or something like the Berg 300 smoker or KTM, but leaning towards the TE as I had a lot of mixing fuel and oil for smokers in the old days and don't fancy doing it all over again.

I had a high tibial osteotomy when I was 51. Four years later the knee causes me no problems, better than before. However, while I really enjoy the grunt of my 09 TE510 I also get tired at the end of a hard day and single track only adds to that exhaustion. I'm also thinking about a TE 310, but might wait until next year to see what Husky are doing with that model. I would suggest spending more time recovering from the op and building strength before deciding on a replacement. I spent almost 12 months recovering.

i dont want to knock the 310 but when i rode it it felt frigging gutless so if your coming from 570 u might miss the power.how bout 390 berg or 400 exc,they both feel alot lighter than the 570 & lot more pokey then the 310 imo

i dont want to knock the 310 but when i rode it it felt frigging gutless so if your coming from 570 u might miss the power.how bout 390 berg or 400 exc,they both feel alot lighter than the 570 & lot more pokey then the 310 imo

I am assuming thats the older 310. The new one based on the x-light platform is much lighter and much snappier / powerful.

09-10 TE310 is heavier and slower but a great trail bike...

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2011 TE310 is way lighter, racier, and quicker/faster...

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Correct mate. It was 10,had been remaped & different pipe.had To rev the nuts out of it to get anything out of it. Would probly Be big on rebuilds if ridden to its full potential

Correct mate. It was 10,had been remaped & different pipe.had To rev the nuts out of it to get anything out of it. Would probly Be big on rebuilds if ridden to its full potential

I hear ya, thats why I'll sell the 250 before I sell the 510. I'm faster on the 250 but I have to beat the motor to get what I want. I don't see anything differant with the 2011 TE, looks like the same set up a the 2010. At least it has a kick starter:smirk:

I had a high tibial osteotomy when I was 51. Four years later the knee causes me no problems, better than before. However, while I really enjoy the grunt of my 09 TE510 I also get tired at the end of a hard day and single track only adds to that exhaustion. I'm also thinking about a TE 310, but might wait until next year to see what Husky are doing with that model. I would suggest spending more time recovering from the op and building strength before deciding on a replacement. I spent almost 12 months recovering.

That's what I am intending. The specialist will decide in the next 2 weeks when the op will be done (soon I think) and when he does decide I intend to sell my Berg and not ride for a minimum of 12 months to recover. Just sounding out the bikes now so I can at least have a goal. Who knows what will be available in the next 12 months.

i dont want to knock the 310 but when i rode it it felt frigging gutless so if your coming from 570 u might miss the power.how bout 390 berg or 400 exc,they both feel alot lighter than the 570 & lot more pokey then the 310 imo

I will miss the power, but I have to wake up to reality and accept it.

The 390 may "Feel" a lot lighter, but the 390, 450 and 570 are all identical weight. It's the feeling that they are lighter when under power that makes them attractive, but that is not what "Real" light weight bikes are about.

Half way up the side of a mountain in the boggy mud struggling to lift out of ruts ETC.... that's when every little pound of weight counts. The TE310 is around 20 pounds lighter

Correct mate. It was 10,had been remaped & different pipe.had To rev the nuts out of it to get anything out of it. Would probly Be big on rebuilds if ridden to its full potential

Most the TE/TXC 250's have have seen have been very solid and long lasting. Remember that that bottom end on the oder 310 is built for twice the HP of the 510.

Most the TE/TXC 250's have have seen have been very solid and long lasting. Remember that that bottom end on the oder 310 is built for twice the HP of the 510.

o rite,didnt know that..anyway looks like the 310 will be a perfect bike for enjoying the ride & picking it back up when he bins it

I sold my 07 TE 510 and will be getting a new 11 TE 310 tomorrow. I also don't have the need for the power or weight of a 510 any more. I found that I was faster on a lighter less powered bike.

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