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5.0
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5.0
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3.8

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Chris Fenazzo

Hortonville, Wisconsin

Reviewed on 2007-07-05

Motorcycle reviewed2006 Husqvarna SM 610

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5.0
This bike a NOT a real supermotard for the street (the 450R and 510R are - true racebikes with lights), but it gives you most of the looks and enough of a taste of what supermoto is like. With it, you carry about 60 pounds more and have a few horsepower less than the 510R - in a one-on-one supermoto performance comparo the 510R wins handily - but, again, the comparison is unfair since the intended use for each is different, and the 610 is more civilized and, well, street friendly, and still plenty quick. If you want to go racing, buy the 450 or 510, but if street riding is what you have planned (but like the looks of a supermoto bike, and a taste of the performance they offer), this is the one to get. Enjoy!
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Eddie Taylor

Enfield, New Hampshire

Reviewed on 2007-05-11

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5.0
This is probably the most fun bike I have ever owned and it's still not run in yet. Blisteringly fast in between the bends, bends, which I might add, can be taken at similar speeds to the straights. Brake late, lay it down, crack the throttle and ride the invisible rail. Watch out all you 19 year olds on crotch rockets with matching leathers (I was one once). You may own the boring highways but the twisties have got a new daddy, keep up if you can. The downside unfortunately is the seat, it's rock hard, numbness can be a little distracting after an hour or so, but the cheeks on my face are aching by then anyway, but that's from grinning.
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Tim D

Clrksville, Tennessee

Reviewed on 2006-11-28

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5.0
900 miles no problems, have not fully opened it up, got it up to 75 the other day it was rock steady, and I'm sure it had another good 25 mph to go. Doubt if I will ever go faster on it anyway. I usually ride it 50-60 mph on highway. I changed the oil and at about 1500 miles I will change oil filter and clean the other ones. I run 10W 50 oil (full synthetic) but will run the reccomended 10W 60 synthetic if I can find it in warm weather. I really like the bike, it really handles well. The motor is strong. I have not revved it hard, but I can tell if one wanted to, the little bike is very fast.
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KC

Newbury Park, California

Reviewed on 2006-04-25

Motorcycle reviewed2006 Husqvarna SM 610

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5.0
This is the bike if you have been a dirt rider and are looking to do Canyon Riding! I have been riding big bore bikes for the last 6 years and have found the closest thing to riding my CR500 with its 20 paddle in the sand. The SM610 loves to rip up the tight canyon roads. This bike can lean as far as you want and then some. On the tight stuff, there is nothing that can keep up. The bike will pull the front wheel off the ground out of any corner and then lay right over to drag your knee through the next corner. The six-speed transmission is very smooth and has just the right amount of gears needed without searching for that gear that is not there. My biggest gripe is the seat is a little hard and narrow on the bum and the bike is not the easiest to start (the guys from the dealership are currently working on the latter issue). With the exception of these two issues, the bike is the most fun and best bike I have ever owned. Not to mention anywhere I go with the bike whether in the back of the truck or riding to and from the Rock Store it is one hell of an attention getter. My favorite quote is "I did not know Husqvarna still made bikes because in the day they made the best," and in my opinion, they still do.
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john tai

lombard, Illinois

Reviewed on 2005-11-11

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4.0
If you are absolutely sure you want to ride a super motard bike on the street then this is as good as it gets... First the negatives. The power band is very short; you'll be shifting gears all the time. After an hour, you will feel it. I'm guessing that it is similar to riding a wild animal. The torque is unreal. The front tire can come up at anytime with a tiny twist of the wrist. This motorcycle is not built for the highway. Going over 80 mph is a frightening experience. Riding a passenger is a chore. Pros: 0-60 speed is sick. Brembo brakes work excellent. Cornering is always exciting. If you want to stick your leg out and stretch the bike will corner strongly on the side of its tire. CRAZY... Then a little gas and you are upright again... You can ride standing up pretty comfortably (like a horse). I am always getting stopped for how nice the bike looks. Warning: if you do decide to get this bike (if you can find one) get a metric bike helmet. The dirt bike helmet I have been using is pretty unsuitable. The brim on the dirt bike helmet gets pulled by the wind far too frequently... Good luck.
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