A Drive to be Reckoned With — DIRTASTIC

Written by Dirtastic Coach Reagan Potts

The longstanding battle between two strokes and 4 strokes has at all times been an afterthought to me till I bought my Husqvarna Bikes FX 350 a 12 months in the past. Whereas I wasn’t essentially out there for a brand new bike, getting this bike is likely to be the most effective determination I’ve ever made. From the graceful energy launch to the dealing with capabilities, it has simply develop into my favourite bike to race. 

The FX 350 is Husky’s cross-country categorized mannequin with a number of particular elements together with an 18 – inch rear wheel, kickstand, and 6 – velocity transmission. It’s their competitors model mannequin construct for off – street journey. With mapping capabilities for extra selection and a extra off – street model suspension setup, this bike has simply earned its place on the prime of my record for any off street racer in search of a 4 stroke that merely won’t give up. 

First Journey

 I used to be so excited to trip this bike that I took it the primary day I bought it and took it to a neighborhood observe in Texas full of onerous packed filth, rocks, and a few gnarly hill climbs. Earlier than using it, I used to be involved how it could deal with with out all the regular issues I prefer to placed on my bikes (dampeners, bars, suspension, and so on.) nonetheless I used to be fairly shocked to see that I may simply trip this bike bone inventory. My favourite piece of this bike is surprisingly the inventory suspension. I nonetheless have my inventory suspension and put it on occasionally to race. 

Number of Capabilities

As somebody who takes their bike to a really giant number of locations just like the onerous packed filth of Texas to the Florida Sands to the Mountainous terrain of the north, I’m past impressed with its capabilities in each sort of terrain. Whether or not I must tractor it up a big hill or energy by way of deep sand, this bike does all of it. The ability is past easy and constant irrespective of the place I trip. With an engine that feels barely bigger than an MX model 250 4 stroke, I’m by no means involved if I’ll have “sufficient energy” to get wherever I need to go. 

Whereas it is a reasonably large bike for me, it by no means feels out of my management or to be one thing I can’t deal with. It’s weight is similar to another full dimension bike, but has all the facility and greater than I may ever need. 

General, this can be a very enjoyable bike to trip and at no level appears like “an excessive amount of” however as an alternative is good. With a strong quantity of backside finish to get you up something you need to climb, and a six – velocity transmission to push you onerous into any open sections, I’d extremely suggest this bike to anybody in search of a contest model bike or anybody who’s in search of extra energy than the typical 250 4 stroke. I hope y’all prefer it as a lot as I do!