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Old 03-15-2014, 06:48 PM   #1
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Question KTM 500wxc vs Husaberg fe501

Is the FE501 motor the same as the 500 exc?
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Yes.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:36 PM   #3
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Mapping would be xcw since it is not street legal. They are pretty much the same bike.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:01 PM   #4
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Does the 501 have a bigger cam? Ive heard that the 501 is more powerful and would like to know about any internal differences cam compression or any thing else.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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They are the same, it's called marketing, something KTM is very good at.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:32 PM   #6
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The Husaberg has a plastic sub frame and closed chamber forks. I was watching a YouTube review on the FE501 and they said this is the last year for the Husaberg FE501. It would probably be better just to get the KTM, better resale, etc.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:37 PM   #7
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The main reason to get the berg would be because it may be cheaper to buy. You can also get the husky version with linkage and white plastic if you're so inclined.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:47 PM   #8
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have the ktm just wondering if the berg had a bigger cam or anything else I could swap out.
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Old 03-15-2014, 08:52 PM   #9
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have the ktm just wondering if the berg had a bigger cam or anything else I could swap out.
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Old 03-16-2014, 01:25 AM   #10
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Like I said before...

Want a street legal KTM 500?
Buy the KTM EXC 500.

Want an off-road KTM 500 with open chamber forks and PDS rear suspension?
Buy the KTM XC-W 500.

Want an off-road KTM 500 with closed chamber 4CS forks and PDS rear suspension?
Buy the Husaberg FE 501.

Want an off-road KTM 500 with closed chamber 4CS forks and linked rear suspension?
Buy the Husqvarna FE 501.

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Old 03-16-2014, 01:27 AM   #11
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Blue plastics give the engine more valve overlap and a higher lift cam profile.
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Old 03-16-2014, 09:24 PM   #12
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Eek

Wow, this thread is quickly turning into the national enquirer addition. What next, aliens?
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:26 AM   #13
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have the ktm just wondering if the berg had a bigger cam or anything else I could swap out.
Doesnt have a "bigger" cam,your not buying a hotrod by buying a Husaberg.
Its a 510cc KTM engine,the 2000 520 KTM was a 510cc engine,as is the 525 and 530 and the 500 KTM,all are 510cc.

For resale issues the KTM is a known brand.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:40 AM   #14
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The 'Berg has the better 4CS forks. If it is significantly cheaper, I would buy the 'Berg it and be happy for the "free" suspension upgrade. That said, I do like the open chamber forks though. Once sprung for your weight they are very good off road forks, and their simplicity makes them easier for the owner to service.

Resale might be a concern, but anyone who knows the deal knows the 'Berg is just a blue KTM at this point.
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Old 03-17-2014, 12:45 PM   #15
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The 'Berg has the better 4CS forks. If it is significantly cheaper, I would buy the 'Berg it and be happy for the "free" suspension upgrade. That said, I do like the open chamber forks though. Once sprung for your weight they are very good off road forks, and their simplicity makes them easier for the owner to service.

Resale might be a concern, but anyone who knows the deal knows the 'Berg is just a blue KTM at this point.
"Better",as you say, That's a hard thing to quantify,those 4CS forks are evidently trickier to work on and not necessarily better for slow speed woods riding,they are more adjustable and can work great when set up right.

My 14 300XCW has seriously good suspension for woods riding as is,no fooling around with springs for me even. Even the PDS works great for woods riding,I dont miss the linkage a bit. Just gotta pick which bike suits you,Husa,Husky,KTM. All close to the same deal.
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