2018 Husky AER's same as KTM?

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11/19/2017 5:26 AM

I'm looking to pick up either a 2018 FC350 Husky or 350SXF KTM. I read there are changes to the KTM fork internals but cant find anything about the Husky. Anyone have any first hand knowledge if they got the same changes?
thanks
mike

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11/19/2017 6:47 AM

mike546 wrote:

I'm looking to pick up either a 2018 FC350 Husky or 350SXF KTM. I read there are changes to the KTM fork internals but cant find anything about the Husky. Anyone have any first hand knowledge if they got the same changes?
thanks
mike

They have different valving. Same fork, different setting.

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11/19/2017 7:06 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

They have different valving. Same fork, different setting.

Even though they are both the MX bikes? I was trying to search for part numbers but I can't find a parts diagram for the 18 Huskys.

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11/19/2017 10:50 AM

mike546 wrote:

I'm looking to pick up either a 2018 FC350 Husky or 350SXF KTM. I read there are changes to the KTM fork internals but cant find anything about the Husky. Anyone have any first hand knowledge if they got the same changes?
thanks
mike

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

They have different valving. Same fork, different setting.

mike546 wrote:

Even though they are both the MX bikes? I was trying to search for part numbers but I can't find a parts diagram for the 18 Huskys.

Back to your original question of being different from 17 to 18, I'm actually not sure. My comparison was the 2 against each other. I rode the 18 250s back to back and it's very interesting that they can feel like different bikes. I never believed it until I actually rode them side by side. The suspension and power delivery are definitely different in my opinion.

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11/19/2017 11:55 AM

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

They have different valving. Same fork, different setting.

mike546 wrote:

Even though they are both the MX bikes? I was trying to search for part numbers but I can't find a parts diagram for the 18 Huskys.

CarlinoJoeVideo wrote:

Back to your original question of being different from 17 to 18, I'm actually not sure. My comparison was the 2 against each other. I rode the 18 250s back to back and it's very interesting that they can feel like different bikes. I never believed it until I actually rode them side by side. The suspension and power delivery are definitely different in my opinion.

Thanks, I guess I'll just pick a color at this point. I've read all the reviews I can find but nothing comparing the two straight up to each other.

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11/19/2017 12:01 PM

Don't quote me on this, maybe someone who's ridden the 350 can chime in...

But if I had to assume based on what I read about the 450s and what I felt on the 250's. The Husky seems to be a bit more plush on suspension for Novice and vet style riders. The Husky has power that builds a bit smoother and pulls to the top like the KTM.

The KTM kind of hits harder and feels a bit more aggressive on the engine and suspension is maybe stiffer for advanced riders who like the performance feel?

This is all an assumption based on the 250s and 450 characteristic.

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