The Husqvarna FE 501 enduro is a 45-hp, 239-lb trail weapon featuring fuel injection, electric start, and a counterbalanced four-stroke engine. Meanwhile, the bike’s street-legal sibling, the FE 501s, is only ten pounds heavier, capable of tearing through urban gridlock, eating up stairs, and blasting down trails on the weekend.
Enter Ajus, the owner of Bali’s AMS Garage, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in business this year:
“Custom Motorcycle Garage conveniently located in Sanur, Bali – Fabrication, Customization, Engine Rebuilding, Blasting, Painting and Air Brushing!”
For this build, the customer wanted to transform his Husky 501 into a flat tracker. The most striking aspect of the build is the aluminum bodywork, including the single piece that stretches from tank to tail. It’s formed out of raw 3mm aluminum finished with silver leaf. Aptly enough, they named this Husky tracker “Silver Wolf.”
Below, we get the full story on the build.
Husqvarna FE 501 Tracker: Builder Interview
• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.
My name Ajus, I’m from Sanur-Bali, Indonesia. My garage is named AMS Garage — we’ve been open since 2009. I love custom motorcycles — I’ve been ride motorbike since I was 10 years old.
• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?
This bike is a Husqvarna 501, 2015 model. From motocross, we customized it into a flat tracker.
• Why was this bike built?
This bike belongs to my customer.
• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?
The concept was flat tracker.
• What custom work was done to the bike?
We made the body with aluminium material, 3 millimeter.
And for finishing, we use RAW combined with silver leaf.
For the front, we used upside down forks from a Kawasaki ZX1000. The swing arm we make it with Ohlins monoshock. For tyres, we used Pirellis.
• Does the bike have a nickname?
• How would you classify this bike?
• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?
From tank to hornet-tail is one piece.