2010 Husaberg FE 390 First Ride

2010 Husaberg FE 390 First Ride
2010 Husaberg FE 390 First Ride

That must be an issue with your dealer Bob, because KTM isn't the little guy anymore, with the dealer parts issues they had pre-2004. When I go to local hare scrambles now it's like a field of orange, with a gasgas, yamaha, and kawi every now and again. If i were KTM i'd just allow Bergs bikes and parts to be orderable at any KTM dealer. They all come from the same factory in austria. But then they'd probably sell out of bergs faster than they want, since they don't make very many of them.Small changes give the FE 390 a totally different personality than its big brothers.Off-cambers and slick sections are where the 390 shines. Actually, it excels at anything technical and you can ride all day without getting worn out – trail riders take note.Engineers installed a new crank with longer connecting rod that shortened the stroke from 63.4mm to 55.5mm. The 393cc engine uses a new piston with revised squish characteristics and slightly less compression.Even though it weighs the same, it feels lighter than the 450 while riding. Tip it over, however, and the ‘Berg shows all of its claimed 251 ready-to-ride pounds.There is some engine vibration at higher rpm, but the lump performs best in the low-to-mid range. This ‘Berg puts down more traction than any other bike I’ve ridden. Off-cambers and slick sections are where the 390 shines. Actually, it excels at anything technical and you can ride all day without getting worn out – trail riders take note. Several of the design features really lend the 390 towards the extreme enduro market. Of course, the ease of use and constant traction are extremely valuable, but ot2010 Husaberg FE 390 First Rideher tidbits add up as well. Having the air filter up where the fuel tank traditionally sits give the bike above average water-crossing ability. Changing the filter requires no tools with a cable noose seat release. With the cylinder resting at a 70-degree forward tilt, mass centralization is maximized and the stainless steel exhaust header is routed tight to the engine for a more compact layout. The pipe is away from crash-damage harm and the only time I melted my pants was when I manhandled it from the side and stuck my knee against the header. My leg never touched it during normal use. It also gets a new X-ring chain

2010 Husaberg FE 390 Technical Specs:
Engine: Single cylinder, liquid-cooled 4-stroke, 393cc
Bore x Stroke: 95 x 55.5mm
Compression Ratio: 11.1:1
Fueling: EFI, Keihin 42mm throttle body
Ignition: Electric start only
Transmission: Six-speed, hydraulic clutch
Final Drive: 13/52, Chain
Chassis: Double cradle perimeter 25CrMo4, cross-linked polyethylene subframe
Front Suspension: WP-USD 48mm, 11.8 in. travel
Rear Suspension: WP-PDS shock absorber, 13.2 in. travel
Front Brake: Brembo twin-piston caliper, 260mm wave rotor
Rear Brake: Brembo single-piston caliper, 220mm wave rotor
Front Wheel: 1.60 x 21” D.I.D. Dirt Star
Rear Wheel: 2.15 x 18" D.I.D. Dirt Star
Wheelbase: 58.1 in.
Seat Height: 38.8 in.
Ground Clearance: 15.4 in.
Curb Weight: 251 lbs. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity: 2.25 gal.
Available Colors: Blue
MSRP: $8898

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