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2011 Husqvarna SM630 First Ride Photo Gallery

We test the 2011 Husqvarna SM630 supermoto dirt bike in Italy. The Husqvarna SM630 supermoto motorcycle brings all the fun of a dirt bike to the street. Read the full story in our 2011 Husqvarna SM630 Supermoto First Ride.

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Touching the ground with both feet was no problem for our 5’11” tester while maneuvering the bike at slow speeds and in parking lots.
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The SM630 is the same bike as the TE630 model but with modified suspension, brakes and wheels.
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The red/white is different from the TE’s similar color scheme,
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The Brembo radial caliper front system provides massive stopping power with a 320mm floating disc.
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Taller wheels on the TE definitely slow things down for a more stable and predictable feel, but the grip available from the SM’s 120/70-I7 front and 150/60-17 rear is amazing.
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Once the speeds pick up, transitioning the bike from side to side becomes very quick, almost too quick for the highway.
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We kept one finger on the clutch at all times to help smooth out corners and prepare for any hooligan urges that come with motard riding.
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Despite the added grip, the brake remains easy to use and safe, even when the road surface gets hazardous.
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Husqvarna offers two different styles, one of which is red/white with the number plates sporting “630” for a racing feel.
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The lower ground clearance allowed our toes to scrape occasionally, but we never got the pegs down.
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On the dash is a computer that’s large and easy to read, and the rider controls are good quality.
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Decent-sized blinkers give other motorists a clear view of your intentions.
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Husky also bolted on 15/38 final gearing which gives the six-speed transmission some extra legroom.