Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

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Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

A few months before the twin-cylinder 900 Nuda, Husqvarna discreetly revealed its first motorcycle driven by an engine BMW, one-cylinder derived from the enduro. This supermotard Husqvarna SMR 511 is a machine cut for the conduit of precision and the fun!

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

Stars of the Nineties, the supermotards do not have the wheel frankly in motion any more. KTM remains one of the rare brands to be approved some for the road and Husqvarna still tries gives him the counterpart.
As for its Nuda, the stamp of Swedish origin repurchased by BMW (and recently resold with the owner of KTM) went to pick in the Bavarian bank of body to renew its growing old range. And it is fire BMW G 450 X, a motorcycle of enduro recently left the catalog, which bequeaths its mechanical base to him. The one-cylinder one with double tree, four valves and food by injection was rebred to 110 mm to reach 480 Cm3 and to develop 45 ch. Which of forecasts has this ultra-player character taking into account the weight ratio / power?

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

Engine

This block surprises from the start by its astonishing facility of use. A half-rotation of the handle allows rise in the pleasant mode and flexible, thanks to a perfectly controlled injection, while the reports slip and are locked peacefully with each touch of the selector. While screwing, it is shown damned effective with accelerations of most virile which propel pin vigorously pins some in a sound and exhilarating “braaaaaaapp”!
On the other hand, with high constant mode on motorway, it will gratify you of vibrations in the buttocks and the feet. You will have guessed it; this ground is not delirious and better is worth to remain on the district distributors to benefit from its agility…

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

Sporting quite high

Thought well, its part-cycle shines by its lightness (133 kg with the full ones) and is pleasant, in particular thanks to the work of the oscillating aluminum arm equipped with a clever system of tension of constant chain (CTS). It gums the jolts at the time as of accelerations and breakings which generate large variations of plate (figures that this motorcycle prefers!). The unit enjoys the entirely adjustable suspensions and getting a progressive fine touch particularly of road and shows it as effective as imperturbable on the shifts phase and the coatings battered.
The discrete framework steel doubles the cradle thus proves sufficient. It also allows a good accessibility engine: quite useful for the recommended revisions every 3,000 km! The breaking, entrusted to a simple disc and a grip with radial fixing 4 pistons of Italian origin, is effective and complete with serious the panoply of this sporting raised well, or almost… Perched on a saddle culminating to 950 mm (!), two fingers on the “hydraulic” levers, temptation is large, indeed, to be devoted to the joys of the airs and of slips in steering into the skid. At least as much as the disappointment vis-a-vis its weak autonomy: 150 km with 8 liters of petrol! Let us note for the form that its throw weight is worthless, the impossible duet and comfort at the very least Spartan.

Verdict

Finished well, effective and amusing, this news Husky brings back you the most primary pleasures of control motorcycle; it for what it was conceived! Less powerful, less heavy and less expensive than a KTM 690 SMC R, it are shown however more radical by its taste of the game and its discomfort, while remaining able to ensure one (expensive) urban use. Loans for highly entertaining weekends.

Husqvarna SMR 511: “broaaapp”

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

While screwing the gas handle, the engine of small Husqvarna SMR 511 2013 vigorously propels you in a sound and exhilarating “broaaapp”.

Husqvarna SMR 511 2013: on board

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

Between the broad aluminum handlebar and the hooding of headlight it is coiled in a tiny meter, however it complete with hour, trips, stopwatch and witness of reserve. The hydraulic controls are soft and entirely adjustable. The long saddle, as for it, is adapted to the fast changes of base than to the ways of more than 100 kilometers.

Husqvarna SMR 511 2013: amusing

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

Easy to take in hand, light and drawn well, the SMR has all the attractions of sporting with large handlebar. And it does not need to display three digits with the meters to amuse you!

Husqvarna SMR 511 2013: suspensions

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

The whole of the suspensions get a particularly fine touch of road and is shown as effective as imperturbable on the battered coatings.

Husqvarna SMR 511 2013: autonomy

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

One of the negative points of this supermotard remains its autonomy: 150 km with 8 liters of petrol. Add to that a worthless throw weight, an impossible duet and a comfort Spartan, this SMR is not made for the very long distances. To have fun on the small country roads or mountain, it is on the other hand, the ideal toy!

Husqvarna SMR 511 2013: primary education pleasures

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

Finished well, effective and amusing, this “Husky” brings back to the most primary pleasures of control motorcycle; it for what it was conceived!

Husqvarna SMR 511 2013: brake

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

With a simple disc of 320 mm with clamp with radial fixing with 4 pistons, braking proves to be effective. It supplements with serious the panoply of this sporting raised well, or almost…

Husqvarna SMR 511 2013: mono sportsman

Test Husqvarna SMR 511: pure pleasure

Borrowed at BMW but built at the Kymco Taiwanese, this mono sportsman of 45 ch resulting from the enduro is particularly pleasant. Red valve cover is the visual signature of the brand.