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Old 01-16-2011, 10:52 AM   #106
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What's the future for the 450X? It didn't do very well here in the US. I see it is still on the BMW web site. WIll there be a 2011 model?

I have never got a chance to ride one. I did a trail ride with a guy on one, it looked like it worked just fine to me.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:10 AM   #107
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What's the future for the 450X? It didn't do very well here in the US. I see it is still on the BMW web site. WIll there be a 2011 model?

I have never got a chance to ride one. I did a trail ride with a guy on one, it looked like it worked just fine to me.
Will it become a Husky product ?
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:27 AM   #108
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Ya it's called a TE449, apparently the 450X is dead according my BMW dealer.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:32 AM   #109
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Ya it's called a TE449, apparently the 450X is dead according my BMW dealer.
It looks like it might not be 50 state street legal .
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:26 PM   #110
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[...], apparently the 450X is dead according my BMW dealer.
your dealer is right. bmw isn't a very popular brand with the young kids - to whom the 450 was dedicated. so bmw will stay with the "old, settled" bikes, and husky will will be the brand of the "young, crazy" offroad-bikes.
sadly, the image of a company can be the out for some excelent products...
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:45 AM   #111
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It's official... the Aprilia factory bikes did have a cush drive...

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Old 01-21-2011, 10:06 AM   #112
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your dealer is right. bmw isn't a very popular brand with the young kids - to whom the 450 was dedicated. so bmw will stay with the "old, settled" bikes, and husky will will be the brand of the "young, crazy" offroad-bikes.
sadly, the image of a company can be the out for some excelent products...
wow!!! and bmw had to develop a whole new bike to figure that out????? hmmm
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Old 01-21-2011, 12:50 PM   #113
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Here is a BMW from one of Frans's friends for sale;

http://allroadmaniacs.nl/forum/index.php?topic=11000.0

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Old 01-22-2011, 05:06 AM   #114
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your dealer is right. bmw isn't a very popular brand with the young kids - to whom the 450 was dedicated. so bmw will stay with the "old, settled" bikes, and husky will will be the brand of the "young, crazy" offroad-bikes.
sadly, the image of a company can be the out for some excelent products...
Old and settled like the S1000RR?
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Old 01-22-2011, 08:58 AM   #115
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Old and settled like the S1000RR?
right, got me :)
no seriously, the 1000RR is a true beast to ride, and it carries the bmw patch, cause husky will only get the hard-offroad bikes.
It is nonsense building a bmw 450, when you're able to buy several similar bikes, which are technically identic, but are from a more respected company.

Anyway, beemer undergoes some changes, and many new bikes will get introduced. E.g. 1000RR (not so new anymore), or 1600LT...

This is all I can say, without having to kill everyone, reading this

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Old 04-01-2011, 12:56 AM   #116
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:22 PM   #117
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BMW has become Husqvarna for the Abu Dhabi desert Challenge
http://www.abudhabidesertchallenge.a...1_-_240311.pdf


Call it a Husky, paint it like a husky, but that's a G450RR frame & swingarm through and through. They probably didn't have time to mod the Speedbrain stuff for the new Husky model and this was a quick fix. The engine is the same so who cares.

All I want to know is where I can get the extended swingarm for my G450RR project. Speedbrain hasn't offered those up yet.
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All I want to know is where I can get the extended swingarm for my G450RR project. Speedbrain hasn't offered those up yet.
Any welding shop, proper welding shop...
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Old 04-10-2011, 08:01 PM   #119
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Call it a Husky, paint it like a husky, but that's a G450RR frame & swingarm through and through.
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