I am currently looking at buying a KTM 525 EXC or a Husaberg 650. Both are not easy to get demo rides on so I would welcome any comments particularly from anybody lucky enough to have spent time on both.
Thanks in advance.
Most of the riding I used to do was open fast fire trails but recently slower single track enduro style riding has been the norm. I find the XR650 great for the faster fire trails but I'm not 25 and was looking for lighter total weight, electric start and a better fuel range (the extra tank available on the Bergs is a bouns). Most mates ride WR450's which are good but current AUS model is steel frame and I think this will change to alloy for 2007 like current YZ (dropping value of steel framed bikes) and KTM's. The 450 EXC I loooked at but I have always liked less revs more torque so for the few extra dollars I think the 525 would be prefered.