The Husqvarna SMR 511 is one of the most capable supermotard models in its class. The motorcycle features a sporty design language underlined by its single piece side panel which runs along the bike and the long seat which offers a comfortable riding position. The new design not only puts ergonomics on the first place, but it also makes maintenance easier because you can access much easier components like the air filter or the rear shock.
All components are mounted on a perimetrical chassis made of high strength steel tubing. You also get an innovative suspension configuration which comes with a new linkage mounted on the upper side of the aluminium alloy swing arm.
The stopping power is assured by front Brembo 320 mm fixed disc with hydraulic control and four pistons radial caliper, and a rear 240 mm disc with single piston floating caliper.
Hit the jump for more information in the 2013 Husqvarna SMR 511.
Husqvarna has always been the star of the supermotard world. Husqvarna’s numerous successes in this sport are accompanied by the commercial success obtained with innovative products and with a complete range of bikes from 50cc to 630cc. The design of the new SMR 511 range outstrips that of other supermotard models and stands out immediately for its looks, exclusive layout and cutting-edge technology.
Design and layout
The line is completely revolutionary: slim, svelte and refined. The single piece side panel runs from where traditionally the fuel tank would be, all the way back to the rear mudguard, allowing the rider free and unhindered movement. There is no chance of snagging boots or jeans on the edges of the panels with this design.
Besides the aesthetic and ergonomic aspects, the new design also makes maintenance easier as the air filter, rear shock and throttle body can all be accessed with ease. The long seat, which runs from the rear mudguard to the steering head, offers completely free longitudinal movement and has been modified compared to the Enduro version to improve rider comfort on longer journeys.
Aesthetics, technology and serviceability too: the graphics on the side panels are applied using the ’In Mould Design’ technology for increased resistance to wear and the 2.5 litre fuel pump housing is transparent so that the remaining fuel level can be easily monitored.
Handling and performance
Naturally, Husqvarna’s long experience in Motard racing has played an important part in the development of the new motorcycles. The challenges posed by the conception of geometry and by the general concept of the motorcycle itself were linked to the tough demands of riding in the most severe and extreme conditions such as sharp changes in direction, tight bends and winding mountain roads. The result is a surprisingly effortless and smooth ride along with agility and outstanding steering stability.
The chassis is perimetrical made of high strength steel tubing. The geometry of the rear suspension is revolutionary, with a new linkage mounted on the upper side of the aluminium alloy swing arm. This solution offers many advantages: it increases the ground clearance, improves general reliability thanks to the reduced exposure of the link and makes maintenance easier.
But there’s more: dynamically, by exploiting the advantages of the double cradle frame made in high strength steel tubing, the roughness of the ground is absorbed more gradually, attenuating the stresses on the rider. The advantages when jumping are also remarkable with the recoil effect of the rear wheel being significantly reduced and the smoothness of the suspension is particularly perceivable on rougher and more difficult ground. All this offers great manoeuvrability and ease of driving with a record-setting total weight for a single cylinder Supermotard: the SMR 511 weighs just 118 kg on the kerb, without fuel.
Top of the range components
The new SMRs are equipped with the most advanced components in the Off Road sector. The front brake comes from Brembo with hydraulic control, floating radial caliper with Racing origin with four pistons and 320 mm Braking wave disks while at the rear there is a floating calliper which works on a Braking 240mm ’wave’ disk.
The wide range of accessory parts available are the best combination of lightness, resistance, performance and allow Husqvarna fans to personalize their bikes and offer them the ingredients for racing success.
Single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve
12 : 1
Dry sump with two oil pump rotor and cartridge filter
C.D.I. electronic, with adjustable advance
Spark plug type
NGK CR 9EKB
Spark plug gap
Electronic injection feed, throttle body KEIHIN D46
Wet, multi-plate type, hydraulic control
Driving disc number
Driven disc number
Double beam and double cradle high resistance Cr/Mo steel; light alloy rear frame
MARZOCCHI USD telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle, compression and rebound stroke adjustment
Fork leg diameter
SACHS Progressive link with single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment
Rear wheel travel
320 mm fixed disc "wave" type with hydraulic control and four pistons radial caliper
240 mm fixed disc "wave" type with hydraulic control and single piston floating caliper