50 mm Marzocchi Upside-Down telescopic hydraulic
fork with advanced axle; compression and rebound stroke adjustment, 250 mm
Progressive "Soft Damp" type with single
hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound
adjustment (compression stroke: double adjustment)
290 mm wheel travel
Single 320mm disc
Single 220mm disc
915 mm / 36.02 in
118 kg / 260 lb
The design of the new SMR 511
outstrips that of other motard models and stands out immediately for its
looks, exclusive layout and cutting-edge technology.
DESIGN AND LAYOUT
The line is completely new:
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 pants 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.
MASSES AND CENTER OF GRAVITY
The idea behind the SMR 511 is
‘mass centralisation’ – to keep the weight of the bike concentrated as close
as possible to the centre of gravity and to design a chassis which adapts
perfectly to the demands of use on the road and in the racing environment.
This solution, which Husqvarna calls CTS (Coaxial Traction System),
eliminates the variation in the length of the chain during rear suspension
movement, minimising the effect of the final drive on the bikes handling.
The crux of this concept is the union of the rear wheel swing arm pivot
point and the gearbox output shaft sprocket. This solution, which Husqvarna
calls CTS (Coaxial Traction System), eliminates the variation in the length
of the chain during rear suspension movement, minimising the effect of the
final drive on the bikes handling.
The chassis layout allows the modern DOHC engine to be mounted closer to the
centre of the bike, whilst tilting the cylinder further forward allows a
long and straight air intake path at the same time as keeping the centre of
gravity as low as possible.
Again, continuing the theme of
mass centralisation, the two part fuel tank design provides a total of 8.5
capacity in a low mounted 2 litre pump housing and a 6,5 litre under
seat main tank. The under seat fuel tank layout permits the airbox to be
located in a protected and fluidodynamically favourable position above the
engine with the actual air intake being at the height of the steering
column, in a raised and sheltered position to minimise the intake of dust or
The SMR 511 is equipped with a
cutting-edge 4 valve dual camshaft engine which has been significantly
improved thanks to the experience gained by Husqvarna in its many years of
Fuel delivery is managed by an electronic injection system with a Keihin 46
mm diameter, double flap throttle body which provides progressive and
predictable throttle response.
The secondary gearing has been tailored to suit the intended on road
application of the bike and the fuel/ignition mapping has been optimised for
performance and controllability in both capacity versions.
The SMR511 version has been achieved thanks to the increased cylinder bore
of 101mmcompared to the 98mm of the 449. The stroke remains the same on both
models at 59.6mm,giving the 511 an effective displacement of 480cc.
The clutch is controlled hydraulically, offering smoother and more gradual
release with greater control also under stress.
The motorcycle has a high energy electronic ignition and, thanks to the
powerful battery and fuel injector system, a supplementary kick start is not
HANDLING AND PERFORMANCE
Naturally, Husqvarna's long
experience in Motard racing has played an important part in thedevelopment
of the new motorcycles. The challenges posed by the conception of geometry
and bythe 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
The chassis is perimetrical made of high strength steel tubing. The geometry
of the rearsuspension 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 motard: the SMR 449/511 weighs just 118 on the kerb, without
COAXIAL TRACTION SYSTEM
A real refinement in the field
of chassis design and exclusive to the SMR 449/511 range is the CTS, the
Coaxial Traction System. The advantages of the CTS system compared to the
traditional systems are huge. During the suspension movement along the whole
stroke, the chain is not subject to any change in length. The tension of the
chain remains constant regardless of the swing arm position, while the chain
and sprockets benefit from reduced wear. An important positive effect on the
riding characteristics is the marked reduction of the impact of alternating
the load on the transmission.
More in general, the values obtained by adopting the CTS have a much more
uniform trend in all conditions, leading to improved ridability and
stability of the motorcycle.
TOP OF THE RANGE COMPONENTS
The new SMR is equipped with the
most advanced components. The front brake comes from Brembo with hydraulic
control, floating radial calliper 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 front suspension consists of Marzocchi 50mm USD forks, providing 250mm
of travel and are adjustable for compression and rebound damping. The rear
shock-absorber is a new Sachs, adjustable for pre load as well as rebound
and compression damping. The useable travel of the rear wheel is 290 mm.
The tapered handlebars without cross bar, compact and efficient
instrumentation, shockproofplastic engine protection and chassis protection,
rear mudguard with incorporated racing number plate and LED rear light and
short front mudguard complete the fittings.
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.
The SMR511 - an all new
Supermoto set to redefine the single cylinder class. Powerful twin cam
engine with Keihin fuel injection powers a revolutionary chassis where the
unique Husqvarna CTS rear suspension system increases stability and traction
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