I bought a Husky 630 but imo a 610 is easily as good if you read the fan base reviews in Thumpers and a KTM 500 series bike or Husaberg 570 is even better offroad. Sure there are cheaper bikes that are great in their own right but the cheaper bikes will not perform as well offroad. And no amount of money poured into a cheaper bike is going to make it a match.
I've owned my Husky for 2 seasons and negligible issues, IOW nothing requiring a dealer visit.
2006 BMW HP2E, 2015 Triumph Rocket III Roadster. Married men don't live longer, it just seems longer.