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Old 04-02-2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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2011 Husqvarna TE-449

Howdy folks! Might as well start a thread about this bike since it's new/remodeled for 2011. Not much info about it. Wondering if anyone has ridden one and if you have, could you provide feedback and comparison to other bikes you've ridden?

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Old 04-02-2011, 10:55 AM   #2
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Old 04-02-2011, 01:19 PM   #3
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The new 449 and 511 are even more similar than the old 450 and 510, the new 511 is just 30cc bigger than the 449 and it's the bore that's bigger, not the stroke, so I post these links about the 511 as pretty darn close to the 449:

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/te511-first-oil-change-tire-change-and-some-protection-bling.17412/#post-152939

http://www.cafehusky.com/threads/te511-rides-2-dualsport-and-3-single-track.17065/page-2#post-151036
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:52 AM   #4
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It's interesting these bikes have been out for a while and their has been no real interest in the bikes. Has BMW made the right move. In New Zealand and Australia Husqvarna is sewing machines and chainsaws.
BMW will have it's work cut out selling numbers of these odd ball bikes. They thought their own 450 was a slow seller
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:24 AM   #5
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Husqvarna has been the biggest growing bike brand by percentages over the past year or so in Oz. There is a fair bit of talk about these bikes plus the new Te310 and the WR250 and WR300 on the trail and enduro web sites like DBW. They have a close ratio box (449 and 511) and are more race bikes than anything ADV or dual sport (?).
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:10 PM   #6
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Husqvarna has been the biggest growing bike brand by percentages over the past year or so in Oz. There is a fair bit of talk about these bikes plus the new Te310 and the WR250 and WR300 on the trail and enduro web sites like DBW. They have a close ratio box (449 and 511) and are more race bikes than anything ADV or dual sport (?).
May be, if you sell 5 bikes in the first year and 10 the next year then it up 100%. I think BMW has made a mistake with the 450.

BMW are known to make mistakes on bike designs all you have to do is count the amount of different bikes they have brought to the market in the last 10 years and you'll find a lot are now gone. They must have a lot of spare cash due to over pricing of there bikes.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:47 AM   #7
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It's interesting these bikes have been out for a while and their has been no real interest in the bikes. Has BMW made the right move. In New Zealand and Australia Husqvarna is sewing machines and chainsaws.
BMW will have it's work cut out selling numbers of these odd ball bikes. They thought their own 450 was a slow seller
Sounds like the TE630. From the looks of the TE630 thread in here there must not be much interest in that model either. I was interested but I haven't read anything about them that makes it seem like it's an improvement over the TE610. Not to mention the local dealer had the first TE630 they received still sitting on the floor 6 months later. I don't know if they ever sold it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:37 AM   #9
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TE 449 Riding Impressions

Do we have enough info on the 449 are you still looking for feedback on this bike? I now have full access to a 449 bike for at least 2 or 3 months along with service facilities to wrench on it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:06 AM   #10
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Do we have enough info on the 449 are you still looking for feedback on this bike? I now have full access to a 449 bike for at least 2 or 3 months along with service facilities to wrench on it.
Keep it rollin'! Plenty of us out here on the learning curve with the 449.
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Old 12-24-2011, 03:45 PM   #11
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That's the one. They really could improve the instructions on this point.
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:37 AM   #13
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That's the one. They really could improve the instructions on this point.
yeah it doesn't seem like it would be too difficult to describe a little more ideally that it is the fixed plug at the back of the injector.
On a happier note...man what a difference! The engine is fire now compared to what it was. What a difference and the best bolt on performance item i have ever bought, hands down. very happy with this purchase.
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That's what race bikes feel like! Not built for comfort - just speed

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Seating Concepts has the answer.
Yup. I'm so ordering one on payday. I just need to find a local shop to install the foam and cover. Either that or turn it into an interesting dual sport oportunity on my butt torture machine, lol. It's only about 400 miles from me.

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