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Offline Mark D

Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2019, 08:26:04 am »
If I lived 2 kilos from work I would just walk to work. And I am fat and lazy. I would still buy the 701 though. :biggrin: :thumleft:

It's not that I'm lazy, but in my mind even more reason not to walk to work when it's so close lol, it'll cost nothing if I have the bike anyways. If I was never gonna get a bike then maybe I'd walk.


If you can afford it, I say then buy it. I can always take you on a nice scenic lower Lotheni ride to get used to the bike. :ricky:
 
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Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2019, 08:32:01 am »
If I lived 2 kilos from work I would just walk to work. And I am fat and lazy. I would still buy the 701 though. :biggrin: :thumleft:

It's not that I'm lazy, but in my mind even more reason not to walk to work when it's so close lol, it'll cost nothing if I have the bike anyways. If I was never gonna get a bike then maybe I'd walk.

That road.  Man it's nice.
If you can afford it, I say then buy it. I can always take you on a nice scenic lower Lotheni ride to get used to the bike. :ricky:
 

Offline Monkey#13

Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2019, 09:36:39 am »
From ons noob to another:
Whiskey throttle - it happens more than we care to admit. In which case I know on which bike I would rather be. (That being said I'm always watching the for sale section for the right 690/701)
Your biggest expense will probably be rear tyres. The 701 will most likely require rubber twice as often.
You will buy milk, bread, beer, wors or whatever at the edge of what seems reasonable all of a sudden, even if you have to ride past 3 other shops to get there.
No-one rides as careful / defensively as they think. Especially noobs.
The 250 is fun and nimble on most trails. I am fairly average in height and I would struggle with any bike taller. Seat height is more of a factor than we tend to believe in slow speed off-road situations.
The 250 is no fun above 100km/h.
The 250 is a great commuter. I commute 7km one way daily. Fastest section 80km/h. It's cheap to run, easily fast enough for my tipe of commute and absolutely frugal on fuel (25 - 28 km/l depending on your right hand).
If you only ever commute and do a trail every fortnight, I can wholeheartedly recommend the 250. If you regularly ride fast gravel and/or tar Twisties, get the 701.
I have wished for more power and torque in the past but that is only when we do a tar stretch of more than 40/50 km to get to a gravel road. On such occasions my biggest gripe is actually the lack of wind protection. The 701 won't be any better in that regard.
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CRF for play!
 
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Offline Monkey#13

Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2019, 09:44:58 am »
I think you have made up your mind though. You did post your question in the 701 section and not in the CRF section  :pot:
KLR for work,
CRF for play!
 

Offline Spectaitor

Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #44 on: August 21, 2019, 10:06:36 am »

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If you can afford it, I say then buy it. I can always take you on a nice scenic lower Lotheni ride to get used to the bike. :ricky:
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I just might hold you to that  :thumleft:
So much to do, so little time. Better get going then!
 

Offline BuRP

Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #45 on: August 21, 2019, 10:15:41 am »
If I lived 2 kilos from work I would just walk cycle to work.

Fixed that for ya!
Sparta MC50, 46 other 50cc's, Garelli Tiger Cross, Jawa 250, Kreidler RS (plated), Kawasaki S1 250/3, S2 350/3, H1 500/3, H2 750/3, Suzuki GT380/3 - 10 year gap - KDX200, BMW 1150GS Adventure, Honda CBR600RR, Honda XR650R 2007 & 2003, Honda CRF230, Yamaha BWS100, BMW F800GS Adventure, Husqvarna 701 Enduro 2018, KTM 790 Adv R 2019, KTM 2020 XC-W TPI 300 Six Days, KTM 2014 500 EXC-W Six Days, KTM 790 Adv R Rally 2020
 

Offline BuRP

Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #46 on: August 21, 2019, 10:19:47 am »
my biggest gripe is actually the lack of wind protection. The 701 won't be any better in that regard.

Surprisingly, and coming from a tallish dude, that's not true.
I am still surprised with the amount of wind protection/deflection that little numberplate aka headlight delivers!
Hey, if you want to smoke a fag during riding then get a Goldwing or Electra Glide, but for anything else the stock 'shield' suffices.
Sparta MC50, 46 other 50cc's, Garelli Tiger Cross, Jawa 250, Kreidler RS (plated), Kawasaki S1 250/3, S2 350/3, H1 500/3, H2 750/3, Suzuki GT380/3 - 10 year gap - KDX200, BMW 1150GS Adventure, Honda CBR600RR, Honda XR650R 2007 & 2003, Honda CRF230, Yamaha BWS100, BMW F800GS Adventure, Husqvarna 701 Enduro 2018, KTM 790 Adv R 2019, KTM 2020 XC-W TPI 300 Six Days, KTM 2014 500 EXC-W Six Days, KTM 790 Adv R Rally 2020
 

Offline BuRP

Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #47 on: August 21, 2019, 06:44:00 pm »
Spectaitor,

watch this:

Listen to what the dude says right in the beginning, and yes, it's funny too.
Then wonder why he recommends, almost advertises actually (he isn't because they're not sponsored!), the most powerful bike, the Katoom 390 - which I'll admit would also be my choice of that lot!

"The smartest choice is to buy something stupid fun!"
That'll be the 701 then in your case  :P
« Last Edit: August 21, 2019, 06:44:51 pm by BuRP »
Sparta MC50, 46 other 50cc's, Garelli Tiger Cross, Jawa 250, Kreidler RS (plated), Kawasaki S1 250/3, S2 350/3, H1 500/3, H2 750/3, Suzuki GT380/3 - 10 year gap - KDX200, BMW 1150GS Adventure, Honda CBR600RR, Honda XR650R 2007 & 2003, Honda CRF230, Yamaha BWS100, BMW F800GS Adventure, Husqvarna 701 Enduro 2018, KTM 790 Adv R 2019, KTM 2020 XC-W TPI 300 Six Days, KTM 2014 500 EXC-W Six Days, KTM 790 Adv R Rally 2020
 

Offline Spectaitor

Re: 2016 Husky 701 Enduro
« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2019, 08:15:48 pm »
Lol I've literally got that on my watch later list for tonight. Love F9's work.

Funny enough at the beginning of my search I was looking for the kawa, pity it isn't sold here anymore, if it ever was.

Was sitting on the Husky today and I'm not exactly flat footed when sitting on it but it's just barely atleast.
I'm pretty much dead set on it so far, can't hold in the excitement.
So much to do, so little time. Better get going then!