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2011 Husqvarna SM630 First Ride Photo Gallery
Supermoto is something of a novelty in the US, but in Italy, at least around the Husqvarna factory in Varese, it’s a way of life.
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
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.
The SM630 is the same bike as the TE630 model but with modified suspension, brakes and wheels.
The red/white is different from the TE’s similar color scheme,
The Brembo radial caliper front system provides massive stopping power with a 320mm floating disc.
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.
Once the speeds pick up, transitioning the bike from side to side becomes very quick, almost too quick for the highway.
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.
Despite the added grip, the brake remains easy to use and safe, even when the road surface gets hazardous.
Husqvarna offers two different styles, one of which is red/white with the number plates sporting “630” for a racing feel.
The lower ground clearance allowed our toes to scrape occasionally, but we never got the pegs down.
On the dash is a computer that’s large and easy to read, and the rider controls are good quality.
Decent-sized blinkers give other motorists a clear view of your intentions.
Husky also bolted on 15/38 final gearing which gives the six-speed transmission some extra legroom.
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