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2010 Husaberg FE 450 Race Test Photo Gallery
The Husaberg has the distinct feel of a woods bike with excellent turning ability.
This time around we let our ISDE test rider push the 2010 Husaberg FE450 to the limit by going to the race track to see what it's really capable of. Check out the full story in our
2010 Husaberg FE450 Race Test
Along with a 70 degree slanting cylinder motor that gives the 2010 Husaberg FE450 a more agile chassis, the 'berg also has strengths in its turning ability and smooth power delivery.
Flexx bars and some ODI bolt-on half waffle grips were added in preparation for the Idaho City AMA ISDE qualifier.
In an effort to squeeze more power out of the bike we replaced the stock exhaust with an Akrapovic head pipe with the resonance canister mated to an FMF Q series muffler.
The modified exhaust passed through the Ridge Riders sound test a quiet 90db.
Fastway FIT handguards were also added on the race bike for protection.
The Husaberg is a true enduro-type race bike, but its weight makes it a little cumbersome to throw around.
With all the modifications made the bike ran smoothly at 5,000 ft. elevation and felt rather light compared to its actual weight.
The Husaberg's ability to track well over uneven ground proved invaluable in Idaho where side hills were aplenty.
The third test on Day 2 included a massive mud hole from which our editor barely made it out of.
Suspension settings on the 'Berg were almost ideal, and with the shock being mounted to the cross member the impacts felt more absorbed.
Husabergs are some of the greatest trail bikes ever made, but they're still about 10 lbs. shy of making it to the race track.
Reluctantly our contributing editor had to pull out of competition on Day 1 after having mechanical problems.
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