Husaberg was acquired by KTM in 1995, but Bergs weren’t built in Austria until 2003. That new generation of bikes utilized many KTM parts, and the press loved the Austrian-Swedish hybrids. One of the interesting options was a dedicated supermoto called the FS650E. This example has been impressively modified and it needs someone to ride it aggressively.
For more on the FS, check out this review from Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly, which starts with “Pure mischief lies in the heart of this bike. Wheelies, stoppies, power slides; if it can get you a traffic ticket, this bike can do it.” I feel like all you need to know is it produces 65 horsepower and weighs just 240 pounds! It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that this is a race bike with a plate.
This specific example has just 883 miles – the seller acquired it with 466 miles and then he had Thumper Racing update the motor with upgraded bearings, a ported head, larger valves, and more. The seller believes (but doesn’t have a dyno chart to prove it) that this bike puts down 65 to 70 horsepower to the rear wheel and the says it’ll do power wheelies through 4th gear. It has just 883 miles on it now and the seller claims he’s got over $10,000 into the bike. He’s letting it go to work on a “on a two-stroke supermoto project which has even more HP”. It makes approximately the same power as a new Husky 701 but it weighs 70 pounds less.
Find this Husky for sale here on Craigslist for $8,000 in San Leandro, California.
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