details > 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.
details > Brakes
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)
details > Engine
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.