It’s no secret that Dick Wilk is one of our favorite tuners. Not only is he
a longtime rider/racer, he’s a gonzo
madman who is detail-driven and
prides himself on perfection in both
aesthetics and function. This translates
into machines that not only look wicked, they pack a punch that effectively
helps them perform just that much better in a hardcore off-road environment.
Lately, he’s been spending considerable time on the Husaberg FE350.
This engine, identical to the KTM XC
& XCW 350, has morphed into one of
the biggest sellers in the KTM line of
off-road machines. Being a suspension hound, Dick’s motivation for getting involved with the Husaberg was
to develop settings for the new 4CS
front fork that will be used on the 2014
KTM XC line. In addition, Dick felt that
the power delivery needed some tinkering. In stock form, it was fine for a
pilot weighing in at a buck sixty, but it
lacked anything for the average-sized
guy packing into 36s.