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HUSQVARNA FE501S DUAL-SPORT: FULL TEST

In the shadow of COVID-19, the process of choosing a dual-sport bike has been simplified—you buy what you can get. The days when you could walk into a dealership, sit on four or five different bikes and bargain with a hungry salesman are gone. The great bike shortage of 2021 is the result of unforeseen […]

PROJECT FMF HUSKY: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Husky FE501S is probably the most desired dual-sport bike on the market. That goes for industry insiders as well as rank and file riders across America. This particular Husky is owned by Donny “Lil D” Emler, the moving force behind FMF Racing. The primary mission for the bike is all family oriented riding, but […]

500 DUAL-SPORT SHOOTOUT: DIRT BIKE VIDEO SERIES

There are more dirt-worthy dual-sport bikes than ever before. For 2020, the KTM 500EXC, Husqvarna FE501S and Beta 500RR-S have all been redesigned. The Honda CRF450L is back and we have a new contender in the SWM RS500. We have tested each of the individually, and now they are all together for the 2020 500 […]

2020 HUSKY FE501S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The Husqvarna FE501S dual-sport has a new look and a number of other changes for 2020, but underneath it’s still the amazingly effective and well-finished package that has made it a big hit over the past seven years. It is similar to the KTM 500EXC dual-sport bike, but has a completely different frame and rear […]

2020 KTM 500EXC: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 KTM 500EXC has undergone a moderately significant redesign, although it doesn’t look that different at a glance. It got a PDS version of the stiffer frame that most KTMs and Husqvarnas got in 2019. The motors of the Husky and KTM are identical. They both got a more compact head like that of […]

2020 BETA 500RR-S: DUAL-SPORT VIDEO SERIES

The 2020 Beta 500RR-S dual-sport has a new frame, a new motor and new bodywork. But it remains a machine for serious off-road riders. It’s clearly more dirt oriented than virtually any other bike in this category; it’s a powerful motorcycle that’s also a little louder than the typical dual-sport 500. In this episode of […]

SWM RS500 DUAL-SPORT: 2020 VIDEO SERIES

SWM might not be the best-known motorcycle company, but the 2020 RS500 will be familiar to most American dual-sport and off-road riders. It’s based on the 2006 Husqvarna TE501. The Husqvarna factory that was left behind after the KTM take over in 2013 is back up and running under the SWM name, making many of […]