2011 Husqvarna TE630/SM630 First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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2011 Husqvarna TE630/SM630 Ride

With new ownership by Motorcycles is on an aggressive path to itself in the world of off-road From small to large, is developing and introducing new models the spectrum, from a new 250cc to the burly open-class 630 machines. The and SM630 are the biggest this firm offers, and they’re this year.

The 2011 is Husqvarna’s effort at revitalizing its dual sport. We tested the company’s Italy HQ.

Distributed in the US as release 2011 machines, futuristic beauties were from every angle by designers. To avoid confusion, get this out of the way right now – these are the same motorcycles. The SM version is with some basic common to motard bikes, but for all and purposes, they are the same.

specific details and riding about the SM are on Page 2. but all the technical explained in the TE portion hold

In order to mold them the existing brand identity, went through top to bottom and them with performance to gain serious foothold in the There’s been little in the way of for the 650-class dual sports, so the brings fresh life a category that really most manufacturers content to out the same machines year year – particularly the Japanese.

off, the bike looks than the former TE610, but get to that in a bit. The really stuff is what’s on the inside. A overhead cam engine, replacing the design of the 610, sparks the new model an increase in displacement from to 600cc. Husky achieved by using a larger bore with the same 76.4mm

The cylinder head is derived Husky’s racy SM510 and a 12.4:1 compression ratio to fuel mixture. Fuel gets a 45mm throttle up from 42mm, and company claim a 20% boost in power. The system uses an integrated temperature sensor to electronically a solenoid in the radiator.

It also has a new and water pump body.

output from the DOHC is definitely a good thing, but the could use some fine-tuning. The isn’t as noticeable with the TE, when riding off-road or on rough pavement, both where the new Husqvarna dual excel.

One thing that prides itself on is that its bikes don’t need to be from their 50-state in order to run. That has the case in our experience, for the most The 630, like its smaller TE is injected, and the only real we noted was a penchant for lurching the throttle is opened in the first or so.

This seems to be a common with FI-equipped bikes, gets increasingly stronger added displacement. You don’t it so much with a 250 because a of gas isn’t producing much but on a 600cc machine the tiny of throttle sends the bike Working through paved is where this affects the most.

No matter how delicate the right it was impossible to navigate cleanly was a fast sweeper allowed increasing throttle. The also surges a bit when a steady pace. Both of issues are more noticeable on the SM

So it doesn’t fuel perfectly, but the still knows what to do that petrol. Power is said to be increased 20% with the new Not that we had any direct means of that claim, but we can say that the is much livelier than, a Kawasaki KLR650, and the power is very usable.

There’s torque available, though we most of the time in the bottom of the throttle to avoid the engine which are noticeable. Once the gets to about 1/3 open in any the wide, square mirrors to blur, otherwise they a great view. Rubber on the footpegs are one solution, but not a very one since the vibes are a full-body transferred through the seat and as well.

Adding the peg cushions makes it harder to get a toe under the

The Husqvarna TE630 offers that rivals or suprasses Japanese models. Not to mention, the IPD make the bodywork extra and modern.

It’s only a 600cc competing against the larger of the KLR650 , Suzuki DR650SE and XR650L. and in that regard it is impressive. But, compared to the machines, Husqvarna’s $8999 is a premium price tag. The TE610 was $1000 less and the was $500 cheaper.

For our two cents, the and new technology are certainly ahead of other motorcycles, or the old versions for matter, and judging from our banks, so is the performance. Is it enough to riders to pay over 50% more? see once these bikes hit floors at the end of April.

Footpegs are but comfortably spaced, perhaps a fraction high for my 5’11” I had a little trouble shifting, but it was a of stiff motocross boots than a transmission fault. stabbing at the shift lever some false neutrals in the gearbox. Whenever I took the to really focus on the left (really, these boots the wrong choice) the transmission was and predictable.

As for the ratios, our only section of dirt was a single strip that shortcut a At the top I dropped into first and let it chug forward in the final and the gearing was suitable for the climb. Top was an indicated 160 kph, which is grazing triple digits in There was still plenty of to run, but Italy’s tight and traffic prevented us from it pinned.

Pounding a gear to make a pass was always rewarded abundant power and a quickly driver.

Claimed to weigh 319 without fuel, the TE handles well despite a one-degree in the steering angle. Aluminum are wide and an easy reach the seat. Standing up is comfortable, the terrain rarely called for it on our We actually enjoyed the more feel of the dual sport’s wheels. Metzeler Karoo provide traction, and while not our DS tire, had no issues on our test

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It’s worth noting the 18-inch rear wheel is a big for riders who are serious about Some competitors use 17-inch which limit the tire but the Husky can accept full-on

A 45mm Marzocchi fork is than we expected. It resists and does a good job for all-around

The 45mm Marzocchi fork rebound adjustment, but that’s it for tinkering up front. Compression were suitable and we’re happy with the front end as it diving more than Overall the suspension was well-balanced for use with a Sachs shock up the rear end.

Riders 10.6 inches of travel to with in the front and 12.6 in the A second set of footpegs and a two-step allow for pillion riders, so the is fully adjustable to help for additional loads or riding

One of the features we really enjoyed was the new which is longer and softer year. Both models great comfort without too soft for aggressive riding. The TE a gripper cover that extra performance and off-road plus it’s 30mm than the 610. Bodywork is all new and IPD technology which means are no adhesive graphics, just durable plastic. Husqvarna streamlined the look by removing all fasteners.

The ignition key is used to the seat and from there the can be removed by hand. On the dash is a that’s large and easy to and the rider controls are good including a new Magura hydraulic Left hand controls blinkers, horn and high/low switch, and the right side a kill switch and starter

Decent-sized blinkers give motorists a clear view of intentions, but our daytime ride revealed the headlight efficiency.

The of this skidplate is a good for anyone with serious intentions.

Husqvarna’s intention the TE is “combining the look and of a racing bike with perfect for daily use on or off-road.” The uses dual mufflers on its race machines like the and SM510, and the look was carried to the 630. The exhaust headers the left side and run back the airbox where they again into the twin steel cans.

The mufflers are with bulbous stainless heat shields, but the exhaust is subdued. Husqvarna offers a of aftermarket accessories to enhance the and performance even further, a set of carbon fiber pipe which are much more The left side in particular is an with the shields extending all the way from the motor.

It’s the only ugly on an otherwise attractive package.

A fuel tank is a good point, though we expect serious adventurers will more. Our introductory ride allow for mileage testing, but it suitable for commuters and average sporters. Aside from the high price, the only we noted are fairly small and probably be even smaller if more time to adapt bikes or make minor adjustments. We flew all the way to Italy to see and the new 630.

Not only were worth the trip, but these particularly the TE, will be a good fit in the market.

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