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    Husqvarna SM610

    If Aprilia doesn't make it over with the SXV's, DOT legal!!
    What do people think of the Husky SM610?
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    I have ridden a street legal 510...OMG, it was one of the most fun motorcycles I have EVER ridden and I have ridden a LOT of bikes. I am so looking forward to getting an SXV550...worth the wait if it is anything like the 610/510 Husky's.
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    My cousin "had" one.... he is a Captain of some massive oil tanker and has a few bikes.... His Husky was the Sm510 model....
    WELL you gotta see his scar on his leg from them foot pegs

    Wheelies very good and sounds farty but grunty.
    Bad for long trips... very good for milk n' bread trips with wheelies
    and if ure up for it, the Husky is very good in the twisties so i hear....
    Husaberg make a Race Ready 650 SM and its crazy...... get one if you can lol
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    I've ridden both the 610/510 street legal versions. Without a doubt I'd take the 510. 610 felt just too heavy, heavy flywheel and much less "flickable". Plus with the 610 is better at high speeds while on the street. The 510 is a dirtbike with lights....much like what I did with my CRF450x.
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    Holy F'ing Shit!!!
    I demoed the 610, all I have to say is excellent!
    They had a 510 there, but it was not ready to ride. I think I wil be picking up the 510 when ever possible!! 8 less horsies but over 60 lbs lighter!!

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    That thing is kinda ugly...compared to the Aprilia...I suppose if you don't want to wait it's better than the alternative orange KTM....

    "Tuono doesn't want to gently take your hand and guide you on a trip, it wants to rip it off and run away with it! I always get the feeling that to ride a Tuono you have to be a real man, prepared to fight it every step of the way, where as on the Triumph you can have an off day and not be left feeling inadequate"
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    510 is better, the 6 is alot heavier and feels like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckruzel View Post
    510 is better, the 6 is alot heavier and feels like it


    For overall performance, the 510 is a madman! If the 450 can do 104MPH with my 220lbs ass on it, the 510 has to be even beyond that.

    For a commuter/canyon carver though, I'm not so sure that the 610 isn't the better choice. It's A LOT more comfortable. I guess it would depend on how much commuting vs. how much carving you wanted to do.

    The guts seat kit for the 450/510 really helped quite a bit...
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    What did you do about the vibes?
    I spent two hours plus today on the 610 riding a little bit of everything. Seems as though a bar snake, seat work, and perhaps 1 up on the front tooth would do the trick?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firerider View Post
    What did you do about the vibes?
    I spent two hours plus today on the 610 riding a little bit of everything. Seems as though a bar snake, seat work, and perhaps 1 up on the front tooth would do the trick?!
    Help, before I get rid of my Racing!
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    Guts seat kit and two teeth up on the front sprocket...

    It helps...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5hundo View Post
    Guts seat kit and two teeth up on the front sprocket...

    It helps...
    I assume that 2up will also help get rid of some of the vibes as well.
    I got back on my Tuono and felt like I was in a Bentley!
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    I've been wanting a 610 for a long time now, but came across my Shiver and couldn't pass it up. My girl wants to learn how to ride and I've been thinking the 610 might make for a good first bike. Reliable, relatively light, doesn't damage easily, low insurance, not to mention, I'll be riding it most of the time! ..... muah hahaha! She's pretty tall, at 5'8", so she'll be able to touch the ground. Of course I'm having her take the MSF course to begin with and I'll gage from there whether it's a good idea. I know it's pretty quick, but maybe there's a way to rig a throttle stop so she can wind, say, only 50% throttle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TIFOSO View Post
    My girl wants to learn how to ride and I've been thinking the 610 might make for a good first bike.
    An SM610 is still pretty stout...

    If she's starting from scratch, you might want to consider a TE 250 or TE 310. Either one of those will be a lot more forgiving...
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    She will hate the seat, plan on getting it done.
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    Height

    How tall is your girl? My buddy who's 5ft7 has a tough time getting on mine.

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