Husqvarna TE 511




Make Model

Husqvarna TE 511


2010 - 12


Four stroke, single cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves


501 cc / 30.5 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 97 x 67.8 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12.9;1
Exhaust  Full stainless steel system (silencer and pipes)


Electronic Fuel Injection


CDI electronic with digital advance control.
Starting Electric
Spark plug type NGK" CR 9EKB
Spark plug gap 0,7 mm

Max Power

Max Torque

Clutch Wet, multiplate type; hydraulic control


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 2.286 (32/14)  2nd 1.875 (30/16)  3rd 1.533 (23/15)  4th 1.250 (25/20)  5th 1.043 (24/23)  6th 0.917 (22/24)

Double beam and double cradle high resistance Cr/Mo steel (round and elliptical section);
Light alloy rear frame

Front Suspension

48mm Upside-Down" telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle; compression and rebound stroke adjustment 295mm wheel travel

Rear Suspension

."KAYABA" Progressive link with single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression (high and low speed) and rebound adjustment, 296mm wheel travel

Front Brakes

Single 260mm disc, Fixed disc, "Wave" type, with hydraulic control and double Ø24 piston floating caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 240mm disc, Fixed disc, "Wave" type, with hydraulic control and floating Ø26 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Rake 25.8° 
Trail 101 mm / 3.98 in
Wheelbase 1495 mm / 58.7 in
Seat Height 963mm  / 37.9 in

Wet Weight

113 kg  / 249.1 lb

Fuel Capacity

8.5 Litres  / 1.9 US gal


The design of the new 449/511 range outstrips that of other off road models and stands out immediately for its looks, exclusive layout and cutting-edge technology.


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.


The idea behind the TE 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 competitive Enduro racing. 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. This solution allows a longer swing arm whilst still retaining a wheelbase similar to our competitors, ensuring greater traction, which for Enduro means tangible advantages.
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 Litres
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 water.


The TE 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 offroad racing.
The gear ratios for both the Enduro and MX versions have been completely changed: the Enduro now uses a 6 speed transmission and the ratios have been modified on the basis of the experience gained during Salminen and Tarkkala's races. The ignition timing has been optimised with maps specific to the two different capacities and exhaust systems.
The clutch is controlled hydraulically, offering a smoother and more progressive action withgreater consistency also under stress.


The perimeter design chassis is made of high strength steel tubing. The geometry of the rear suspension is revolutionary, with a new linkage mounted on top of the alloy swing arm.
This solution offers many advantages: it increases the Ground Clearance, improves general reliability thanks to the reduced exposure of the components 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.


A real refinement in the field of chassis design and exclusive to the TE/TC 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.


The new TE is equipped with the most advanced components in the Off Road sector. For the front brake, there is a Brembo system with floating caliper and 260 mm wave rotor, while the rear brake consists of a floating calliper operating on a 240 mm rotor.
The suspension is entrusted in full to the specialists of Kayaba, with 48 mm forks, adjustable for compression and rebound damping and a Kayaba rear shock absorber designed specifically for Enduro use with settings optimised in collaboration with the racing team.
New Husqvarna TE 511: the perfect combination of elements to win every challenge.