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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2011, 02:10:31 pm »
Buks - are you in George - if so, who currently services your 610?
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2011, 09:36:16 am »
The only bike currently on the market which compares to the 630 TE is the KTM 690. Trying to compare anything else to the 630 is definitely not comparing apples with apples.
Having owned a 690 and now a 610 I know some of the strengths and weaknesses of both, and naturally you can put two and two together too work out which I prefer. Unfortunately I have never ridden, or even seen a 630 in the flesh, so can't really comment too much on them.

All I can say there seems to be huge resurgence in the Husky brand since BMW took over and currently Huskies are leading two of three world enduro championship classes, and one of the SM classes.

In the States both the 610 and 630 enjoy huge respect and are well loved bikes. In SA the weakness of the brand, or should I say perceived weakness, is the importer. Having said that I personally have never had an issue with them regarding service or spare part availability and price.   

Oh BTW dirtWarp; you are correct the 510 is older technology it was replaced last year by the 511. And if you are in the market for an enduro bike, which the KTM 500 exe most certainly is, the best one around, judging by the world championship results is the Husky 310.

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2011, 10:06:58 am »
The only bike currently on the market which compares to the 630 TE is the KTM 690. Trying to compare anything else to the 630 is definitely not comparing apples with apples.
Having owned a 690 and now a 610 I know some of the strengths and weaknesses of both, and naturally you can put two and two together too work out which I prefer. Unfortunately I have never ridden, or even seen a 630 in the flesh, so can't really comment too much on them.

All I can say there seems to be huge resurgence in the Husky brand since BMW took over and currently Huskies are leading two of three world enduro championship classes, and one of the SM classes.

In the States both the 610 and 630 enjoy huge respect and are well loved bikes. In SA the weakness of the brand, or should I say perceived weakness, is the importer. Having said that I personally have never had an issue with them regarding service or spare part availability and price.  

Oh BTW dirtWarp; you are correct the 510 is older technology it was replaced last year by the 511. And if you are in the market for an enduro bike, which the KTM 500 exe most certainly is, the best one around, judging by the world championship results is the Husky 310.

I agree  :mwink:
Can the 310 do 2000KM in a weekend?
The enduro 500 KTM does
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2011, 10:31:56 am »
I took my 610 around the Zone 7 MX track the other day and passed quite a few MX bikes; I even lapped two. And I was on a Karoo front and TKC rear on a very sandy track (definitely not ideal). I then rode home while they had to load their bikes on trailers. So anybody who says the 610 is not a capable bike does not know what he is talking about.
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2011, 10:46:48 am »
I took my 610 around the Zone 7 MX track the other day and passed quite a few MX bikes; I even lapped two. And I was on a Karoo front and TKC rear on a very sandy track (definitely not ideal). I then rode home while they had to load their bikes on trailers. So anybody who says the 610 is not a capable bike does not know what he is talking about.
Sure is a nice feeling doing that :imaposer:
Bet you could have done exactly the same an a XR600.. coz we did that to the dudes on the KDX200's
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #45 on: November 07, 2011, 03:08:12 pm »
There is a very nice article in the September issue of TBM; a shoot out between the 630 and 690, go and read it. Both have their pro and cons.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2011, 03:32:06 pm by Rough Rider »
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #46 on: November 07, 2011, 03:11:48 pm »
I took my 610 around the Zone 7 MX track the other day and passed quite a few MX bikes; I even lapped two. And I was on a Karoo front and TKC rear on a very sandy track (definitely not ideal). I then rode home while they had to load their bikes on trailers. So anybody who says the 610 is not a capable bike does not know what he is talking about.
Sure is a nice feeling doing that :imaposer:
Bet you could have done exactly the same an a XR600.. coz we did that to the dudes on the KDX200's

I have actually never ridden a XR600 so can't say; a well set-up XR650R definitely; however I have ridden a few XR650R which are absolute pigs and I would be scared to ride up the pavement on one of them.

My XT 600 does not do the MX track very well I can tell you that. 
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #47 on: November 07, 2011, 03:14:12 pm »
Yes, 650R is a pig compared to a HRC 600
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2011, 03:18:12 pm »
Yes, 650R is a pig compared to a HRC 600

Sounds like I need to swop my XT600 for a XR600  :thumleft:
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2011, 03:24:31 pm »
HRC is just rare.
I had the only one I knew about in SA.

Runner will testify that an HRC 628 outruns an XR650R. And it weighs like 10KG's less.

Damn I should never have sold that thing  :'(

But your 610, it's better than most bikes in that scene, as you already know  ;)
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #50 on: November 07, 2011, 03:33:13 pm »
HRC is just rare.
I had the only one I knew about in SA.

Runner will testify that an HRC 628 outruns an XR650R. And it weighs like 10KG's less.

Damn I should never have sold that thing  :'(

But your 610, it's better than most bikes in that scene, as you already know  ;)

Only thing is that I ride it like it's a 530 so I may as well have something like a 530.
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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #51 on: November 07, 2011, 03:39:33 pm »
You know it.

Thats the best all round DS bike I've ever owned.
But then again, I would do a 1000KM trip in single track if I could.
 

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Re: Husky te 630 for adv riding
« Reply #52 on: November 07, 2011, 04:05:02 pm »
You know it.

Thats the best all round DS bike I've ever owned.
But then again, I would do a 1000KM trip in single track if I could.

I also love fast single track; I'm not really a load the kitchen sink and go camping type of a rider.
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