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9/22/2017 11:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 11:55 AM

Sounded like it was confirmed Husky will have Factory Editions this year. Keefers day two shootout podcast they elude to it happening a couple times. I think that's awesome and I can't wait to see the bikes.
They also talk about the Jap companies more open to doing it. Can you imagine the hype around a Honda team bike? They would be sold out like crazy fast. If I missed this news already? well my bad.

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9/22/2017 12:02 PM

A Honda FE Bike would be so sick. Love the looks of the factory hondas. So clean

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9/22/2017 12:03 PM

News to me and I encourage more bikes of the like. Always thought it was a cool idea by KTM

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9/22/2017 12:04 PM

Dec 4th I think is what was said.

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9/22/2017 12:26 PM

Well good thing I have 7 acres of lawn to mow and some head phones. Haha

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9/22/2017 12:39 PM

It's for sure going to happen.

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9/22/2017 12:41 PM

Anderson will have one (FE). Infact if people got busy maybe they'd spot one around already...............cool

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9/22/2017 12:42 PM

darren7878 wrote:

Anderson will have one (FE). Infact if people got busy maybe they'd spot one around already...............cool

Would Wilson get one as well?

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9/22/2017 12:46 PM

darren7878 wrote:

Anderson will have one (FE). Infact if people got busy maybe they'd spot one around already...............cool

RoflCopter726 wrote:

Would Wilson get one as well?

sorry yes I would expect so.

The bikes are around:

Leok - Racing it.

Anstie - Testing it.

One in USA?

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9/22/2017 12:56 PM

Is the Husky FE going to be the same bike as the KTM FE?

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9/22/2017 1:03 PM

TheOriginalPancakee wrote:

A Honda FE Bike would be so sick. Love the looks of the factory hondas. So clean

I hear you.

Have to say the 18 Hondas already look pretty sweet. Nice and clean and to me similar to the 88-89 hondas.

Wish I could afford one!

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9/22/2017 1:18 PM

darren7878 wrote:

Anderson will have one (FE). Infact if people got busy maybe they'd spot one around already...............cool

RoflCopter726 wrote:

Would Wilson get one as well?

Pretty sure that by default, if you're on the factory racing team, you have a factory edition bike. hahaha

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9/22/2017 1:25 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/22/2017 1:26 PM

Plus the red bull and rockstar emblems probably arent going on there for free, but even if they are it adds value to those sponsors.

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9/22/2017 2:21 PM

resetjet wrote:

Plus the red bull and rockstar emblems probably arent going on there for free, but even if they are it adds value to those sponsors.

That addresses the Gorilla in the room, where is the money going to come from in the sport? Branding a bike with the sponsors logo is a powerful way to leverage your sponsors. KTM/Husky is stupid like a Fox. If they build 400 of each, there will be 800 bikes available. I disagree with the production rule personally, since I believe limited editions such as this are a big answer to the financial problems in our sport. They add value to the sponsors not only on the racetrack, but in the showrooms and on the streets.

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9/22/2017 2:28 PM

jorgechavez wrote:

Is the Husky FE going to be the same bike as the KTM FE?

As far as I know it will be close to the same just not sure on the exhaust, and the usual different graphics and what not.

I am not sure about the seat cover, although I talked with my buddy at Guts and they are making a LOT of the same seat covers so maybe.

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9/22/2017 2:39 PM

jorgechavez wrote:

Is the Husky FE going to be the same bike as the KTM FE?

IceMan446 wrote:

As far as I know it will be close to the same just not sure on the exhaust, and the usual different graphics and what not.

I am not sure about the seat cover, although I talked with my buddy at Guts and they are making a LOT of the same seat covers so maybe.

Don't forget the husky runs the different subframe setup....so they will never be the same

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9/22/2017 3:07 PM

darren7878 wrote:

Don't forget the husky runs the different subframe setup....so they will never be the same

Thats a given.

Husky does nothing special with their frames anyway.

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9/22/2017 3:08 PM

Here’s what my insider source told me back in July. KTM was planning new 250 and 450 factory editions this year, Husky guys (especially Anderson) complained that this was unfair that they would have to wait a year to be on them and be at a disadvantage to the KTM riders. KTM decided to do a KTM & Husky Factory Edition 450 this year and 250s next year. The Husky Edition will have a different Subframe, Swingarm, Tank, Plastics, Graphics and obviously the different colored things like engine plugs and clamps. Release early-mid December.

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9/22/2017 3:15 PM

TheOriginalPancakee wrote:

A Honda FE Bike would be so sick. Love the looks of the factory hondas. So clean

acres951 wrote:

I hear you.

Have to say the 18 Hondas already look pretty sweet. Nice and clean and to me similar to the 88-89 hondas.

Wish I could afford one!

I keep all my honda graphics stock. They look amazing already. Currently have a 16 450 and love the stock look.

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