2012 Husqvarna TXC511

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2012 Husqvarna TXC511
2012 Husqvarna TXC511

2012 Husqvarna TXC511
2012 Husqvarna TXC511

– 2012 Husqvarna TXC511 Review

2012 Husqvarna TXC511

The TXC511 remains the open-class off-road specialist. The California green-sticker-legal four-stroke features a fuel-injected 477.5cc motor, revised and fine-tuned for 2012 to smooth out power delivery. Chassis alterations are minor, but make significant improvements in the overall performance of the big-bore TXC.



2012 Husqvarna TXC511 Features and Benefits

Key Features
. NEW Kayaba shock receives progressive shock spring.
. NEW Handling is improved with reworked shock while retaining its characteristic straight line stability.
. NEW All]black chromoly frame has higher rigidity and reinforced motor mounts.
. NEW One]piece tail section, streamlined for improved function and aesthetics.
. NEW Revised mapping of dual flap ignition smoothens power into more linear delivery.
. NEW Cooling system upgraded to WP radiators.
. NEW IPD (inmold plastic design) graphics in striking new black/red color scheme.
. NEW Silver anodized Excel rims.
. Green sticker designation in California.
. Fuel injected with Mikuni D46 EFI system.
. Patented CTS (Coaxial Traction System) provides incredible climbing ability and unparalleled straight line stability.
. Electric start.
. Sixspeed transmission operated by Brembo hydraulic clutch.

The existing Kayaba shock on the 511 receives a new progressive spring, as well as revised damping, allowing it to provide a plusher ride without sacrificing any mid-stroke capability. Up front, the TXC line features premium Kayaba suspension on all three bikes. The 48mm closed-cartridge fork receives revised damping, making the TXC more capable than ever of tackling tough terrain while providing a supple ride for everyone to the casual trail rider to aggressive crosscountry racer.

The California green-sticker-legal four-stroke features a fuel-injected 477.5cc motor, revised and fine-tuned for 2012 to smooth out power delivery. The dual-flap ignition system is re-tuned to improve low-end power, resulting in an overall better-running bike.

Body work
Like its TE counterpart, the TXC511 receives a new single-piece tail section, simplified to improve aesthetics and function. Ergonomics are significantly improved with the narrower tail piece, which is also 15mm shorter than last year’s.

TXC511 key features
* Kayaba shock receives progressive shock spring. * Handling improved with revised shock, designed to harmonize with CTS to also retain its characteristic straight-line stability. * Re-tuned dual-flap ignition system revised to improve low-end performance. * Revised one-piece tail section is narrower for streamlined ergonomics. * New WP radiators improve cooling capability. * Green sticker designation in California.

TXC range features
* New all-black chromoly frame with higher rigidity and improved strength. * Kayaba suspension front and rear. * New 48mm Kayaba closed-cartridge fork re-valved with stiffer settings. * Silver Excel rims. * New style IPD (in-mold plastic design) graphics.


2012 Husqvarna TXC511 – North American Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: $8,299 USD

Wheelbase: 58.66 in.
Overall Length: 86.93 in.
Overall Width: 32.28 in.
Rake: 25.8 degrees
Trail: 3.98 in.
Seat Height: 37.91 in.
Ground Clearance: 13.19 in.
Total Weight (Dry): 242.5 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 2.51 gallons
Oil Capacity: 1.27 quarts

Double beam, double cradle high resistance chromoly steel frame (round and elliptical). Light alloy sub frame

FORK – Kayaba 48mm closed cartridge fork featuring 11.81 inches of front wheel travel. Upside down telescopic fork also features compression and rebound adjustment.
SHOCK – Kayaba single shock with new progressive spring, 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 x 21 Excel rim, 80/100-21
Rear: 2.15 x 18 Excel rim, 110/100-18

Type: Single-cylinder, dual overhead cam (DOHC) four-stoke
Head: 4 titanium valves in radial arrangement operated by DOHC
Displacement: 477.5cc
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

1st 32/14
2nd 30/16
3rd 23/15
4th 25/20
5th 24/23
6th 22/24



2012 Husqvarna TXC511 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AU MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Model not available in Australia.



2012 Husqvarna TXC511 – International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Dimensions, weight, capacities
Overall length86,93in
Overall width32.28in
Overall height49.61in
Seat height37.91in
Min. ground clearance13.19in
Kerb weight, without fuel242.51lb / 110kg
Fuel tank capacityU.S. Gallons 2.51 / Imp. Gallons 2.09
Transmission oilU.S. Quarts 1.04 / Imp. Quarts 1.01
TypeSingle cylinder, four stroke
Displacement29.14cu.in / 477.5cc
Compression ratio12.0:1
CoolingLiquid cooled
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
Fuel system
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
Secondary drive
Transmission sprocketTeeth 15
Rear wheel sprocketTeeth 51
Transmission ratio3,400
Driving chain
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
Front suspension
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
Rear suspension
TypeProgressive “Soft Damp” type with single hydraulic shock absorber; spring preload adjustment, compression and rebound adjustment (compression stroke: double adjustment)
Wheel travel11.81in
Shock absorber manufacturerKayaba
FrontFloating disc, “Wave” type, with hydraulic control and four Ø24 pistons floating caliper
Disc dia.10.24in
RearFloating disc, “Wave” type, with hydraulic control and single Ø26 pistons floating caliper
Disc dia.9.45in
FrontLight alloy
RearLight alloy
FrontPirelli Scorpion MX Extra
RearPirelli Scorpion MX Extra
Internal ratios
1st2,286 (32/14)
2nd1,875 (30/16)
3rd1,533 (23/15)
4th1,250 (25/20)
5th1,043 (24/23)
6th0,917 (22/24)
Primary drive
Clutch gearTeeth 22
Torque limiterTeeth 36/20
Primary gearTeeth 32
Transmission ratio2,618
Electrical equipment
Battery12V – 6Ah
Timing system TypeDOHC, 4 valve

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