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– 2012 Husqvarna TE511 Review
2012 Husqvarna TE511
The largest of Husqvarna’s street-legal dual-purpose enduro bikes, the TE511 motor is based on the 449 powerplant, bored out an extra 3mm for bigger torque that comes on smooth and in no short supply. The revised chromoly frame and upgraded Kayaba shock synchronize with Husky’s patented CTS (Coaxial Traction System), allowing the 511 to handle better than ever.
Husqvarna TE 511: The engine that pulls no punches.
This is no toy. Horsepower is one thing the TE 511 does not lack, if anything the problem is to keep the horses in check. This is why all design aspects of the machine have been studied and evaluated with one thing in mind: making the TE 511 easier to ride.
Suspension is entrusted to Kayaba, front and rear, the latter with upside down shock linkage, which exploits mechanical progression without risking contact in extreme terrain. The shock is 4 mm shorter and has a more progressive setting. Result is a lower saddle height, while the more rigid fork setting ensures greater stability.
To further lighten and simplify, the wiring of the electrical system has been redesigned with the transparent central section of the fuel tank being retained.
2012 Husqvarna TE511 Features and Benefits
Elegance, functionality and handling without limits.
Absolute confidence in every kind of terrain.
Technical solutions and chassis designed to allow full usability of the exceptional power
Keihin Electronic injection system with double flap throttle body
Coaxial Traction System: traction system with sprocket coaxial to swingarm pivot pins
New Raised Rear Linkage
New Twin Section Under Seat Fuel Tank
Euro3 Homologated Standard Exhaust + additional Akrapovic Racing Exhaust in bike kit (for off-road use only)
New Long Seat allowing ease of movement
Brembo Hydraulic Clutch
More reliable handling, lower profile.
The improvements made to the TE449 have been extended to the TE511. The oval steel tubing chassis has been strengthened with more 25CrMo4 chrome-moly steel, reinforcing the steering-head, seat rail rear support and engine mounting, with handling and manoeuvrability having been improved, especially due to changes in layout. Suspension is entrusted to Kayaba, front and rear, the latter with upside down shock linkage, which exploits mechanical progression without risking contact in extreme terrain. In general the shocks have better, more balanced settings. Now protected in the rear, the completely adjustable shock (compression high/low speeds, extension) is 4 mm shorter and has a softer setting for the first part of the ride. This allows a lower saddle height, while the more rigid fork setting ensures greater stability. To further lighten and simplify, the wiring of the electrical system has been redesigned with the transparent central section of the fuel tank being retained.
When it comes to brakes, little needs to be said: the effectiveness of Brembo brakes is undisputed, with large diameter Braking discs (front 260 mm, rear 240 mm)
The engine is the result of the recent project based on the innovative CTS concept – Coaxial Traction System ? which puts the pinion of the final transmission coaxially in line with the swingarm pivot. This minimizes chain torque and its effects on rear suspension and therefore on handling. The influence of the CTS inspired design extends to the entire mechanical layout and frame, because the Husqvarna engine is so compact it can be positioned as far back as possible on the chassis ? any further back would be impossible! The cylinder remains tilted forward (for a low centre of gravity) and the twin cam has particularly straight air intake lines, all optimising intake efficiency. The TE511’s radiator is also new (WP), with a more efficient cooling circuit, and the light steel exhaust was developed specially in collaboration with Akrapovic, the Slovenian specialist. Yet another well established name that needs no presentation and once again demonstrates Husqvarna’s philosophy of selecting only the best components.
2012 Husqvarna TE511 – North American Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: $8,999 USD
Wheelbase: 58.66 in.
Overall Length: 89.76 in.
Overall Width: 32.28 in.
Seat Height: 37.7 in.
Rake: 25.8 degrees
Trail: 3.98 in.
Ground Clearance: 13.19 in.
Total Weight (Dry): 249.1 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 2.51 gallons
Oil Capacity: 1.04 quarts
Double beam, double cradle and high resistance chromoly steel frame (round and elliptical). Light alloy sub frame
FORK – Kayaba 48mm open cartridge fork featuring 11.81 inches of front wheel travel. Upside down telescopic fork features compression and rebound adjustment.
SHOCK – Kayaba single shock with remote reservoir, adjustable spring preload, compression (high and low speeed) and rebound damping. Shock delivers 11.81 inches of travel
Front: Brembo 260mm wave rotor, dual-piston floating caliper; Hydraulic actuation.
Rear: Brembo 240mm wave rotor, single piston floating caliper; Hydraulic actuation.
Front: 1.60×21 Excel rim, 90/90-21
Rear: 2.15×18 Excel rim, 140/80-18
Head Light: 35/35W
Pilot Light: 5W
Tail Light: LED
Turn Signals: 10W
Type: Single-cylinder, dual overhead cam (DOHC) four-stoke
Head: 4 titanium valves in radial arrangement operated by DOHC
Bore x Stroke: 101 x 59.6mm
Compression Ratio: 12:1
Starting: Electric start
Clutch: Wet multi-plate with hydraulic control
Cooling: Liquid, 2 radiators with electric fan
IGNITION: Electronic with adjustable advance
FUEL SYSTEM: EFI with Keihin D46 throttle body
LUBRICATION: Dry sump with two oil pumps, cartridge and oil filters
TRANSMISSION: 6 speed
2012 Husqvarna TE511 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
Type Single cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve
Bore 101.0 mm
Stroke 59.6 mm
Displacement 477.5 cc
Compression ratio 12 : 1
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, double flap
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 KAYABA USD telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle, compression and rebound stroke adjustment
Fork leg diameter 48 mm
Fork travel 300 mm
Rear suspension KAYABA Progressive link with single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression (high and low speed) and rebound adjustment
Rear wheel travel 293 mm
Front brake 260 mm fixed disc “wave” type with hydraulic control and double piston floating caliper
Rear brake 240 mm fixed disc “wave” type with hydraulic control and floating caliper
Rim front 1.60″ x 21″, light alloy
Rim rear 2.15″ x 18″, light alloy
Tyre front 90/90-21″ MICHELIN Enduro Competition 3
Tyre rear 140/80-18″ MICHELIN Enduro Competition 3
2012 Husqvarna TE511 – International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.
Dimensions, weight, capacities
Min. ground clearance13.19in
Kerb weight, without fuel249.12lb / 113kg
Fuel tank capacityU.S. Gallons 1.93 / Imp. Gallons 1.85
Transmission oilU.S. Quarts 1.04 / Imp. Quarts 1.01
TypeSingle cylinder, four stroke
Displacement29.14cu.in / 477,5cc
Water radiator No. 2
TypeDry sump with two oil pump rotor and cartridge filter
TypeC.D.I. electronic, with variable advance (digital control)
Spark plug typeNGK CR 9EKB
Spark plug gap0.0275in
TypeElectronic fuel injection
Brand and typeKeihin D46
TypeWet, multiplate type; hydraulic control
Number of driving discs6
Number of driven discs6
TypeConstant mesh gear type
Number of gears6
Transmission sprocketTeeth 15
Rear wheel sprocketTeeth 51
Brand and typeRegina 135 ORN 6-LKS (5/8″x1/4″)
TypeDouble beam and double cradle high resistance Cr/Mo steel (round and elliptical section); Light alloy rear frame
TypeUpside-Down telescopic hydraulic fork with advanced axle; compression and rebound adjustment
Fork legs dia.1.89in
Travel on legs axis11.81in
Front fork manufacturerKayaba
TypeProgressive “Soft Damp” type with single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment (compression stroke: double adjustment)
Shock absorber manufacturerKayaba
FrontFloating disc, “Wave” type, with hydraulic control and four Ã˜24 pistons floating caliper
RearFloating disc, “Wave” type, with hydraulic control and single Ã˜26 pistons floating caliper
FrontMichelin Enduro Competition 3
RearMichelin Enduro Competition 3
Clutch gearTeeth 22
Torque limiterTeeth 36/20
Primary gearTeeth 32
Tail light”LED” type
Battery12V – 6Ah
Timing system TypeDOHC, 4 valve