Glenn Kearney’s GNCC Husqvarna 450 TXC — Dream Ride — Dirt Rider Magazine

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Husqvarna TXC 450
Husqvarna TXC 450

Glenn Kearney’s GNCC 450 TXC – Dream Ride – Dirt Magazine

At one time a Husqvarna was the most prized off-road in my garage, and it would have my first choice for any off-road But that was a long time Now, not even the country of remains the same for this Husky.

The machines come Italy, as they have for 20 but now the owner is neither Swedish, as the was until 1988, nor Italian, but as in BMW.Glenn Kearney’s 2008 season was supposed to be spent as Racing’s number one rider the bugs out of BMW’s new 450, but changed; GK was aboard a Husky all His mount of choice was the carbureted 450 model that features tamed moto specs off-road suspension and an 18-inch wheel.During the season Kearney Husky’s best GNCC and Hare Scrambles finishes in so he’s a factory Husky and HS rider for ’09.

When the opportunity knocked to a Kearney replica at the Ironman finale in Indiana, I jumped. been to this race Indianapolis before, and it has some of the dirt to be found in the cornfields stitch together the rutted and woods sections.Mechanic-to-the-stars Wyatt built a second TXC, and it as identical to Kearney’s bike as He didn’t go overboard with the stuff.

He spaced the handlebar up for my height, and though I insisted the suspension be fine, he opted to go up a spring at each end.Summers and the rest of the use WER suspension, but Kearney’s is modified by so I ran the Moto Works suspension but the works lower fork I did spend some time on actual race bike the race, even though I a little weird mud-riding his just hours before his pro but Seals and Kearney insisted, and I was I did.

His bike survived and I was able to see how close the replica I was to Kearney’s Pro-class weapon.Even the TXC has an electric start, and the engine perfectly on all my practice starts, the moment of truth came and the started my class it didn’t until the rest of the row was gone. I was all on the line.Unlike other brands of four-strokes, Husky (the one) has been building enduro four-strokes for 20 years-since before the current crop of wonders.

This is a current and modern but the Italians kept some of old-time, low-rpm thump used to define four-strokes. it a little harder and the time is over. A meaty midrange and a scream welcome you back to the

Husqvarna TXC 450
Husqvarna TXC 450

All five gears are nicely and aside from a little engine-braking than a modern the off-idle grunt comes no penalty. Use it to search for traction there is little to be had, and work most of a GNCC while hardly cracking the Ironman alternates tight with wide-open cornfields.

The is won in careful aggression in the woods and speed and acceleration in the fields, but you if you don’t get through the diabolical in the stream crossings. Kearney’s TXC the trees, blasted the flat and proved unstoppable in the bottlenecks. The was much rougher than our area, and because of those combined with the wealth of Seals’ stiffer springs welcome.

My complaints were limited to a blister and my botched start, of which can be directly blamed on the I recovered to seventh on the first but one of the guys I saw head-down in a ditch on lap one me in, and I finished eighth in class, a position.

Karel’s midlife hating crisis has now officially

The absence of serious modification to the TXC is the impressive point of my test. bike is largely stock most mods being for protection, a search for quicker pit or personal preference comfort Yet it remains a world-class off-road that impressed the heck out of me. And Services

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Husqvarna TXC 450
Husqvarna TXC 450
Husqvarna TXC 450
Husqvarna TXC 450

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