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2003 Husaberg 501.... Do you rate it?

Discussion in 'Adventure/Enduro' started by Noticibly F.A.T, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Hey crew.

    Getting in to dirt riding. I have a few choices.

    Husaberg 501

    Basically, I'm after a good reliable dirt bike, that I can rec reg, that will suit a 125kg rider, and have an electric start (ok, so i'm lazy).

    I've found a Husa 501 which I'm going to test ride on the weekend (weather permitting).

    I've also teed up a test ride on a WR450 which I'm looking forward to, although it's a tad out of my price range. I'm aiming to spend under $4k, I'd really like to spend $3k though.

    All constructive thoughts and comments appreciated :)

  2. I can't help too much as we were dual sporting, but the DR is a more dual sport than pure dirt.

    I would also suggest that, as you are no featherweight (no offense meant of course :wink: ), you might be better looking at the 400cc+ bikes...you'll probably have a bit more fun factor as you learn more about the dirt and will probably find you outgrow a 250...
  3. Drz400e!

    Where have you found an XR400 for under $4k? Last I checked they were still really expensive.
  4. go the KLX650/DR650 for a big guy like you.

    stay the **** away from a 2003 husaberg. i love em but they are grenades.

    after a while you will know more how serious you are and whether its worth getting something the next step up. then i highly reccomend
    either the KTM 525/450 or the WR 450
  5. Absolutely! Hence my list only includes 400cc+ bikes :)

    Plenty on ebay that go for around $3k. I went to look at one on bike sales asking $2,500. They are there if you look hard enough, are patient, and know how to haggle :)

    Yeah, I'm keen on the WR450 or the KTM 525. Will hopefully be looking next week. Not in any major rush though....
  6. :oops: How embarrassing :oops: I think I'm dyslexic....or I just make things up 8-[ I could've sworn there were 250s in the list!