2000 Husaberg FC501: Is This The Real Story In Four-Stroke Dirt Bikes?

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2000 Husaberg FC501: Is The Real Story In Four-Stroke Bikes?

2000 Husaberg

Do you remember who invented the modern, four-… motocross bike? Did you Yamaha? You’re wrong. did several years before introduced its YZ400 in 1998.

is Husaberg? Would you believe a that was founded by passionate, engineers, working in a small designing their machines from scratch, and building virtually by hand? Husaberg this way, and developed its slowly, but solidly by delivering the highest-performing four-… off-road ever seen. The only Yamaha did was bring lightweight dirt bike performance to the

The Yamaha is cheaper — cheaper than a Husaberg But the Husaberg was first, and it remains the machine in its class.

Husaberg was purchased by KTM, and now as a division of KTM. Interestingly, KTM to be positioning Husaberg as an even spec bike than own four-strokes. Yes, you heard me the new Husabergs are even more and lighter than KTM’s anticipated, super-lightweight four-… and enduros.

This article on the 2000 Husaberg FC501 available as a 600cc model the FC600). This is Husaberg’s motocross model — the and most nimble Husaberg in the United States, or any other for that matter.

Let’s with the claimed weight of the which is truly remarkable. of all, remember that YZ400 is exceptionally light for a motocross bike. The new, as yet KTM 400SX and 520SX are, to KTM, ten pounds lighter the Yamaha.

Also according to KTM (at least its division), the Husaberg FC501 is an ten and one-half pounds lighter the new KTM’s! Do the math — the FC501 is purportedly twenty and pounds lighter than a YZ400!

The Husaberg lost pounds this year eleven pounds from the four-… motocrosser on the planet. Husaberg made significant to its already fast and usable 501 plant (which actually 500.9cc’s). Among other the engine features new intake new steel valve seats, new new spark plug, new decompression new hydraulic clutch (just its siblings, the KTM’s), a new shift and new, lighter crank

In a first for a production motorcycle, the FC501 features two-step control. That’s right, a ignition just like the motocrossers (one position better on slippery tracks, and one better on high traction

2000 Husaberg FC600

An new frame made of higher stronger chromoly steel is and stiffer. It also features a new air box and air design.

Husaberg FC 501

The body work is to be much slimmer and allow movement fore and aft on the motorcycle. simple yet brilliant features a transparent gas tank (so you can see how much gas you left), and a seat that can be without using tools (so you can get at the air filter on the trail, for instance).

The FC501 comes stock a Pro Taper-style aluminum handlebar, and exhaust system (which is 35% than last year’s exhaust).

Other components with KTM’s SX models) Excel rims, new hubs, new brake master cylinder, new discs, new forks (upside WP’s — more three pounds lighter last year and including adjustability), and re-valved PDS, rear shock.

All in all, has taken the four-… motocross to a new level. With the financial of KTM, the new Husaberg appears to a better fit and finish and the engine promise improved reliability and maintenance costs.

With all these positive and the Husaberg’s well-deserved reputation for handling, why would you buy any other motocross bike? Maybe The FC501 has an MSRP of $7098. like a lot of money, but if you think the cost of modifying a Yamaha (titanium pipe, for example, and Pro handlebars) to bring it to the same level as the stock Husaberg, the starts to look a little bit reasonable.

Come to think of it, never get your YZ400 to as little as the Husaberg does It just can’t be done. You will not find a two-stage switch for the YZ400.

Maybe the FC501 isn’t so after all.

Husaberg FC 501
Husaberg FC 501
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Husaberg FC 501


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