2007 Husaberg FS550e Quick Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2007 Husaberg FS550e Ride

With the way supermoto has off across the globe, manufacturers are on the gas for As the sister company of arguably the advanced SuMo machine KTM, Husaberg has upped its bet in the class with this beast.

I arrived at the track to that only perhaps a riders were on hand for particular Thursday afternoon session. With so few riders, my target in the pits was an easy The guys at Bike Barn had invited me to try out their latest the brand-new Husaberg FS550e.

As the Husaberg dealer in the Rogue I jumped at the chance to ride a that remains relatively in our neck of the Southern Oregon

Having collaborated with the Barn during our 2006 450 Shootout I knew exactly to expect from, and who to look owner Kurt Beckman. I him under the bright yellow and E-Z Up, but I didn’t recognize the Knight dude beside him dressed in leathers and riding some of black supermoto steed.


By the I parked the van and made my way over for a the man was gone. Surveying the area behind the dark anonymity of my I noted with a sense of that Beckman’s trailer was of the Husaberg I was slated to ride. the track revealed a few KTMs, a and the man in black, but no yellow-and-blue Husaberg.

As my visual search became frantic, the black machine rumbling back and slid our small square of shade. then did I recognize that would be the machine I’d be

The FS550e gets a healthy of Mad Max ‘tude with its black fork tubes and 17-inch along with blue Combine that with the front fender, squatty stance and Husaberg’s signature design, the FS550e is a stark of wicked intent. Judged by glossy photos against a background, the new bruised motif is a hot

In the real world, however, indistinguishable color scheme yet body style come off against a natural backdrop of and asphalt. By the end of our short test the Berg was still very but as we all know, that black is going to morph from hot to in the span of only a few rides.

The package this year tells half the story, no which way you look at it. The left is adorned with a large, block-lettered HUSA, while the side finishes the label off a titanic-worthy BERG. Like the enduro model, the 550e has a bulky tank, though the is the same on the new bike.

The 2.8-gallon tank is different in that it feels slimmer a rider’s knees as they the 34.3-inch seat height.

notice a distinct lack of any lever in this photo. because it’s on the other but that doesn’t mean the lever gets used Electric starts were easy and very useful for SM

Stalling the motor is easy to do in sections where a lack or allows the rear tire to up easier than normal.

an emphasis on the Unlimited class in supermoto racing, Husaberg only the 650cc machine in For’07 the company has created the new FS550e based on the existing machine. Only the street-legal of both the 550 and 650 will be imported year, though Husaberg is an FS650c competition model

Since having one of these and not being able to ride it town would be a crime, we even disappointed that models aren’t available at all year. The only difference a FSe and FSc models are the inclusion of a headlight, and plate holder, kickstand and street-oriented Michelin Pilot tires, which add up to a claimed difference. According to the spec our 550e has a claimed dry weight of 247

All 550 cubic centimeters come an oversquare, single cylinder SOHC that boasts a x 70mm bore and … and an compression ratio. Horsepower and figures weren’t available, but the definitely has some stink. the V-Twin motor we tested on the Aprilia SXV550, the Berg has a delivery. For those of you looking for a easy lover, the Berg can that role. Just that it likes to play and isn’t shy about it.

Several changes for 2007 that the Berg keeps on dirty, such as tighter on the crankshaft, reinforced crankcase and a counter-balancer that does a job at eliminating vibes. All of the 2007 and 650cc engines are fed by the same FCR 41mm carburetor, including the FSe and FSc SuMo models.

Did I even kickstarting it? Hell no. The electric was plenty sufficient to keep me attempting a lame, left-footed The only aluminum I bothered to with my left toe was the forged lever.

Combined with a hydraulic clutch, the two components shifting the 6-speed transmission a Even on our barely-broken in bike, I missed a shift whether it be a pounding or rabid straight-away shifting, not once did I find neutral.

None of the straights on our track were long to really test the high-speed on the Berg, but the tight configuration out strong, confident handling throughout the circuit’s rough, layout.

Extra attention has been to the bike’s handling characteristics. A adjustable-offset tripleclamp holds a WP fork with Husaberg’s internal specs. Spacers on the springs shorten the fork by 0.79 inch compared to the model.

Like the new KTMs, the is adorned with a 12mm piston rod instead of last 2mm-larger steel version, the new WP fork less weight and has friction.

Where there was plenty of yellow to be found on a the remaining spark on the 2007 FSe is spotted at the gleaming yellow spring. The fully-adjustable 50mm shock also offers travel than the enduro this time 1.26 less, to 11.34. The linkageless kept things in check nicely with only a amount of rear-end chatter.

Husaberg FS 650 E

skipping into a corner was the primary sensation while the Aprilia SXV machines at Oakland Race Park, riding the a month later left me how little the 4.25-inch rim was hopping on

Our short ride indicated the is adept at handling varying obstacles. Uneven pavement was available, but the front end stayed at all times, and front end dive was Our meager attempts at jumping on a set of 17-inch street meats nothing spectacular; the suspenders’ to handle air time was much impressive.

Not only was the bike around the entire track, but it into turns was a simple thanks to a 58.3-inch wheelbase and 26.5 degrees of rake. figures are identical to the ’06 KTM 560 which according to the race in the AMA Unlimited class, is a very and capable machine.

If you plan on riding off into the on one of these babies, you’d check that bank of yours twice. European are notoriously expensive and the Husaberg is no

Wave rotors front and add to the visual appeal of the bike but are than simple eye candy. The front disc is at the mercy of a four-piston radial-mounted FTE caliper. An master cylinder and brake and the steel-braided line provide strong braking that things down in hurry.

Out the 220mm rotor is handled by a caliper. Both reservoirs are by Brembo. Overall, the machine predictable under hard and I was constantly rediscovering how deeply I enter corners with the binders.

Supermoto riders have a much larger account that off-roaders; have to in order to afford the price tag. If you thought the MSRP for Aprilia’s fuel-injected was spendy, try out Husaberg’s asking of $9,090. Whether or not you get a lot of bang for buck, it makes KTM’s price for the 560 SMR a steal at $7,998. it’ll only hurt you get to the track.

Hell, just the ride will start to dull the of your wallet’s disembowelment.

The class remains a very division in supermoto thanks to the speeds and wheelie-poppin’ grunt of machinery. Husaberg riders rejoice at the new 550cc offering in Though the 650 is no slouch, it does more of a traditional, lower-rpm delivery.

Now riders have the option of quick-revving, modern equipment to assault the tracks and across America.

Our quick barely allowed us to get acquainted the FS550e, but it was more than to ensure the Midnight Rider nearby in the shadows of our wandering

Supermoto is blowing up and sooner or it’s going to get to each and one of you. Tell us what you about this particular affliction in the forum .

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