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Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by aaronjod, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Im looking for a dirt bike registrable on the road, and considering later down the track converting to a motard. I have been looking at Husqvarna's as of late. I am wondering what the difference is between a TC610, is it road registerable, and TE610.
    Also wondering what they're like for maintenance, as i would need to ride it every day, but am happy to do work on the bike myself.
    Is a 510TE same bike/engine as 610 just smaller?
    What other husqvarna models can i look at and are they reliable?
    I was looking in the 2nd hand market, say 95 model to 05.

  2. TC is Motocross . <---- Not Registerable.

    TE is enduro. <---- Registerable.

    I have never owned a Husky, so I cannot comment on relaibility or durability of this model.

    The earlier versions were prone to some weird electrical issues. A mate had one and it gave him no end of trouble. (circa mid to late 90`s)

    Some things you need to consider is the price of replacement parts, ease of access to a Husky dealer and the frequency of servicing.

    You might be better of sticking to a Jap product if cost is an issue.
  3. Don't buy the 510. They are grenades. The 610 will be the best bet for commuting/reliability and a bit of track use. A wee bit heavy in the dirt but fine for trail riding. A DRZ 400 weighs about the same so I guess it's just your perspective on heavy really :)
  4. If you want to win a gold medal in the 6 day,endro world championships buy the 510,far from a grinade,but a sharp edged dirt weopon,the 610 is what you want,and the best place to check them out is R and D at Penrith,
    its a do it all bike,very capable off road,great adventure tourer and with the right wheels a more than fair motad.Check out the Husky section on Thumper Talk for more info.