- Jan 31, 2005
I don't think you can go wrong with either these days. THe KTM and Husky's are so good it doesnt matter. I would say that if you plan to have it as a desert/trail bike in CA buy something plated. Because being able to say EFFF YOU I'm plated is awesome in the desert or fire roads. There is so much awesome riding available if you're plated in CA... just my .02. They literally are moto bikes with a plate.... not some big clunky dual sport from back in the day.
As mentioned my only concern is the non linkage rear suspension on the EXC. Not even sure if I would notice the difference or not but it is the nagging doubt left in my head. BUT the Husky FE 350 has the linkage so finding one of those would be the one. Bummer is those are even hander to find (Decent/used) then the 350 exc.