Monday, September 18, 2006

2007 Husaberg FS550e: Supermoto supreme!


2007 Husaberg FS550e: Light weight, powerful engine and a well-sorted chassis

Off-road/dual-purpose specialists, Husaberg have unveiled their new track-focused (yet street legal) FS550e for supermoto racing. The lightweight bike is powered by a liquid-cooled, 550cc, single-cylinder, SOHC, 4-stroke engine. Husaberg have not quoted any power figures for the bike, but we don’t suppose it would be lacking in the power department!

The FS550e is fitted with street-oriented 17-inch wheels (wearing Michelin Pilot Sport rubber), electric starter, six-speed gearbox, and meaty suspension components – 48mm USD WP front fork, and stiff, 50mm, linkageless adjustable rear shock. For stopping duties, there are Brembo brakes – a 310mm front disc gripped by four-piston radial caliper, and a 220mm, single caliper rear disc.

The bike is pegged at US$9,090 which is a bit on the high side, but this machine is probably just the right stuff for serious racers. To see the bike in action, watch a Motorcycle-usa.com video here. And also check out the competition from KTM and BMW!


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