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Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« on: October 05, 2013, 03:12:34 pm »
See this interesting thread from Thumper Talk with spy photos of the bikes Husqvarna were working on before KTM came into the picture.

How about the 499a and 511a Adventure models  :drif:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/924190-spy-photos-of-husqvarna%E2%80%99s-that-did-not-make-it-to-eicma-2011/
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Re: Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 03:23:40 pm »
And now it is just a white plastic KTM.....too bad.


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Re: Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2013, 03:56:40 pm »
Adventure models look good.

Just bought the TE310 and after frustrating 4 hours running in I am sure we will ride many happy trails together - hopefully with me on top.
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Re: Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2013, 09:15:56 pm »
See this interesting thread from Thumper Talk with spy photos of the bikes Husqvarna were working on before KTM came into the picture.

How about the 499a and 511a Adventure models  :drif:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/924190-spy-photos-of-husqvarna%E2%80%99s-that-did-not-make-it-to-eicma-2011/
Let's see what happens with KTM
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Re: Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 10:54:33 pm »
See this interesting thread from Thumper Talk with spy photos of the bikes Husqvarna were working on before KTM came into the picture.
How/where did you get that info? (about husky working on a 511A)
From the post on TT, it sounds more like a wish list to me?
Perhaps if the TC449 was an instant hit in the AMA MX arena, and Husky subsequently having too much time and money to burn, then maybe they would have focused on building an adv version of it. But sadly, the inverse happened.

Having said all that, a production 450 adv bike makes little sense; the fearing and extra weight in fuel defeats its purpose.
You'll be better off on a 610 with bigger tank and wind protection.
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Re: Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2013, 02:18:11 am »
Here is the new Enduro Range for 2014. Husaberg with linkage, thus a white KTM....

http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/component/k2/item/1343-first-look--2014-husqvarna-models
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Re: Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2013, 01:02:45 pm »
Here is the new Enduro Range for 2014. Husaberg with linkage, thus a white KTM....

http://www.enduro21.com/index.php/component/k2/item/1343-first-look--2014-husqvarna-models

They going to sell a bucket load of the new enduro bikes, specifically seen as how the shock has a linkage; the PDS on the KTM was one thing that put me off their bikes.

I wonder what the pricing will be like and who is going to sell them in SA.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2013, 03:55:28 pm »
PDS is simple and it works. And steel molly frames are old technology, but KTM stuck with it and are the biggest selling dirt bike brand out there.

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Re: Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2013, 06:07:40 pm »
PDS is simple and it works. And steel molly frames are old technology, but KTM stuck with it and are the biggest selling dirt bike brand out there.



It does not work for me.
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Re: Husqvarna - The way it could have been.
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013, 06:37:27 pm »
It works for a multitude of championship winners, but yes, so we all have our preferences. If you see how well the 6 Days sells, these blinged up white KTM's should do well, apart from the dismal sales Husky had of late in this country.

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