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.
- Despite the added grip, the brake remains easy to use and safe, even when the road surface gets hazardous.
- The Brembo radial caliper front system provides massive stopping power with a 320mm floating disc.
- The SM630 is the same bike as the TE630 model but with modified suspension, brakes and wheels.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Husky also bolted on 15/38 final gearing which gives the six-speed transmission some extra legroom.
- 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.
- The lower ground clearance allowed our toes to scrape occasionally, but we never got the pegs down.
- 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.
- Husqvarna offers two different styles, one of which is red/white with the number plates sporting “630” for a racing feel.
- The red/white is different from the TE’s similar color scheme,