Husaberg FS 570 Supermoto: 70° cylinder hits the road

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Originally introduced on the Husaberg FE 450, the 70° cylinder optimizes mass centralization, moves the crankshaft’s gyroscopic forces as close as possible to the center-of-gravity and lays the cylinder nearly flat, reducing the propensity for a motorcycle to upright itself under power. Now, the Husaberg FS 570 Supermoto is bringing this technology to the road.
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Based on the Husaberg FE 570, the FS adds 17″ wheels, sticky tubeless
tires, a four-piston radial front brake caliper, a stubbier front
fender and bespoke graphics. That might not sound like much, but
staying as close as possible to the enduro version guarantees good
performance.

Check out our Husaberg 70° cylinder details article for more information on the engine.

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  • Jordan

    I’m looking for a dirtbike/supermoto and wanted to get some feedback on Husaberg. How does it compare to the japanese in performance and reliability/maintenance costs? Anyone ridden the BMW G450X?

    Wes if you have any helpful bits of info that’d be greatly appreciated!

    Cheers,
    Jordan

    • http://hellforleathermagazine.com Wes Siler

      Husaberg’s awesome and you’ll have reliability on par with KTM if not quite the parts availability of its more common models. The thing about supermoto’s is that they don’t need to be expensive. Buy any 450 or 650 four-stroke and put 17s on it and you have a kick ass supermoto.

  • http://www.moonlakevintage.com james

    I love supermoto bikes. These bikes to me, have a rebellious quality. Light, fast, and fiendish. Go anywhere and take on the urban world. I’ve always enjoyed riding dirt bikes on the road and now it can be done legally. I’ve always wanted to ride a motocross bike with new Metzelers on a golf course too.

  • vic

    in urban enviroments SM’s are the best,you sit up tall so you have good visibility,they’re narrow and have punchy engines to get you out of sticly situations,can easily cope with bumps and other obstacles..ohh did i mention they are really really FUN,i’m glad to see that Husaberg are still at the top of their game even if KTM is the owner(they even stole the husar slogan Ready to race)if only i had some spare cash i would definetly consider it,Oh and “you’ll have reliability on par with KTM” is a bit of an insult over here :)) blown engines,mashed up gearbox,bits that fall off the bike rusty bolts after a couple of months etc ..this was my friends Sm690,the engine blown(as in cracked and destroid itself) after less than 1000 km..the engine was at idle when it happened http://www.motociclism.ro/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=323850 http://www.motociclism.ro/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=323852

    • Jordan

      geez! haha that’s not good. that engine is BLOWN!

      that’s one of the big reasons why i am so attracted to a japanese bike. reliability just seems to be a step above KTM and the other manufactures like Husqvarna and I don’t know much about Husaberg but they seem to be grouped in that category too, especially if they’re owned by KTM now?

      so to me its either get a reliable bike or get an exotic bike with some cool tech in it but not the best reliability….. i’d rather have a reliable bike and the japs dirtbikes have great performance too.

  • JR

    Husaberg Supermono anyone?

  • Craig

    I’ve had four KTM now and all have been 100% reliable. Build quality is second to none. All the bikes i had were EXC’s. I even motarded the big ones and beat living hell out of them. Top speed runs on motorways, stunts, enduros. A friend of mine still has my old EXC 520 2002. 9 years old and it’s never had any engine work. All i did was clean air filters and change the oil regular as clock work.

    If the new Burgs are as good at the old EXC range 2000-2007 i’d buy one tomorrow without question.