Husqvarna: 2011 Husqvarna SMR 449 Supermotard Motorcycle

HUSQVARNA SMR 449: A NEW BREED

The design of the new SMR449 outstrips that of other motard models and stands out immediately for its looks, exclusive layout and cutting-edge technology.

Husqvarna MotorcyclesDESIGN AND LAYOUT

The line is completely new: slim, svelte and refined. The single piece side panel runs from where traditionally the fuel tank would be, all the way back to the rear mudguard, allowing the rider free and unhindered movement. There is no chance of snagging boots or pants on the edges of the panels with this design.

Besides the aesthetic and ergonomic aspects, the new design also makes maintenance easier as the air filter, rear shock and throttle body can all be accessed with ease.

The long seat, which runs from the rear mudguard to the steering head, offers completely free longitudinal movement and has been modified compared to the Enduro version to improve rider comfort on longer journeys.

MASSES AND CENTER OF GRAVITY

The idea behind the SMR 449 is ‘mass centralisation’ – to keep the weight of the bike concentrated as close as possible to the centre of gravity and to design a chassis which adapts perfectly to the demands of use on the road and in the racing environment. This solution, which Husqvarna calls CTS (Coaxial Traction System), eliminates the variation in the length of the chain during rear suspension movement, minimising the effect of the final drive on the bikes handling.

The crux of this concept is the union of the rear wheel swing arm pivot point and the gearbox output shaft sprocket. This solution, which Husqvarna calls CTS (Coaxial Traction System), eliminates the variation in the length of the chain during rear suspension movement, minimising the effect of the final drive on the bikes handling.

Husqvarna: 2011 Husqvarna SMR 449 Supermotard Motorcycle