A new breed

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.

Note: 2011 production model remains current.

SMR 511

General Specifications

Wheelbase 1460 mm
Overall length 2170 mm
Overall width 820 mm
Overall height 1210 mm
Seat height 915 mm
Min. ground clearance 280 mm
Dry weight 118 kg
Fuel tank capacity 8.5 litres

SMR 511

Technical Data


Type Single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve
Bore 101.0 mm
Stroke 59.6 mm
Displacement 477.5 cc
Compression ratio 12 : 1
Starting Electric
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Radiator 2
Lubrication Dry sump with two oil pump rotor and cartridge filter
Ignition C.D.I. electronic, with adjustable advance
Spark plug type NGK CR 9EKB
Spark plug gap 0.7 mm
Fuel systen Electronic injection feed, throttle body KEIHIN D46
Clutch Wet, multi-plate type, hydraulic control
Driving disc number 6
Driven disc number 6


Type Double beam and double cradle high resistance Cr/Mo steel; light alloy rear frame
Front suspension MARZOCCHI USD telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle, compression and rebound stroke adjustment
Fork leg diameter 50 mm
Fork travel 250 mm
Rear suspension SACHS Progressive link with single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment
Rear wheel travel 290 mm
Front brake 320 mm fixed disc "wave" type with hydraulic control and four pistons radial caliper
Rear brake 240 mm fixed disc "wave" type with hydraulic control and single piston floating caliper
Rim front 3.50" x 17", light alloy
Rim rear 4.25" x 17", light alloy
Tyre front 120/70-17" Pirelli M/C 58H TL Diablo
Tyre rear 150/60-17" Pirelli M/C 66H TL Diablo

Special Features