Championship Racer: 1998 Husaberg Fe501

In 1987 the Italian firm Cagiva purchased the motorcycle division of the Swedish Husqvarna (which also built guns and chainsaws) but a few rogue engineers decided to break out and start their own thing.  From 1988 through 1995 (when it was acquired by KTM) a small company called Husaberg built enduro racing bikes without the huge backing of a conglomerate with a surprising amount of success.  Find this 1998 Husaberg Fe501 offered $2,000 in Albuquerque, NM via craigslist.  Tip from Johnny B.

This is not your average Husaberg, because it was run by Jimmy Lamastus in the 1998 world championships and apparently won the Denver round.  It has all sorts of custom one-off race parts, including a set of Husaberg forks that cost $10k when new and a full titanium exhaust. 

It is far from perfect and has been in storage since 2001, but once you patch the hole in the muffler and do some fine tuning, this thing could be a fun bike with an interesting history.

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