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Offline intothewild

2020 SWM RS500 aka husky 510 reincarnated with FI and KYB
« on: April 23, 2020, 11:03:47 am »
This is interesting high spec bike

youtube review by Dirtbike magazine
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"Forgotten fact: the first shot in the dual-sport revolution wasn’t fired by KTM, Honda or Beta. The first of the hardcore, dirt-oriented, dual-sport bikes was an ancestor of this bike: the SWM RS500. Only it wasn’t called an SWM at the time. Back in 2006 it was the Husqvarna TE510. This was the Italian incarnation of Husqvarna, before KTM ownership (2013 to present) and before BMW ownership (2007 to 2013). In 2013, Husky production was moved to Austria, leaving a fairly modern factory near Varese, Italy dormant. Former executives from Cagiva and Asian investors acquired the factory as well as all the tooling and the intellectual rights to the older Husqvarna designs. The result was SWM. Now, after a lengthy homologation process, that first serious dual-sport bike is back in the U.S., updated, renamed and relaunched. The good part is that because existing tooling was used, the price is thousands lower than comparable dual-sport bikes"
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Offline blauth

Re: 2020 SWM RS500 aka husky 510 reincarnated with FI and KYB
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 08:36:27 pm »
Very nice bike. Price is also pretty good.

Offline Roadhawg

Re: 2020 SWM RS500 aka husky 510 reincarnated with FI and KYB
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2020, 03:23:19 pm »
Ive got a basket case 510 SMR at home I'm trying to sort out and the thing just refuses to run.   Reminds me how much I hate carbs! :imaposer:
 

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Re: 2020 SWM RS500 aka husky 510 reincarnated with FI and KYB
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2020, 12:03:57 pm »
Very nice bike. Price is also pretty good.
What is the price locally ?
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2020, 12:04:27 pm »
Also looking forward to a local test of the Superdual
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