Test Husqvarna TE 510
Do you feel increasingly bored in your life? They are looking for
a real challenge? MOTORRAD has a tip that will change your life abruptly: the Husqvarna TE 510. A brutal device that provides plenty of exciting moments off-road. The performance curve only suggests what far exceeds reality.
the now tamed, big KTMs in the past or Husabergs still have them today.
The top performance is not the cause of this impressive performance, but the explosive performance and the digital characteristics. The dohc four-valve engine rips with power just above idle speed. The impressive thrust does not only develop when you open the gas until it stops. A few degrees of rotation on the handle are enough to make the front wheel soar towards the sky in a flash.
At first, that all sounds quite right
tingly at. But the big husky makes the highest demands on the condition such as the concentration of its driver or better conqueror. The sensitive dosing of the power is extremely difficult, especially in the lower speed range. The engine is always pretty rough, based on the motto “all or nothing”. Even driving into tight, smooth curves requires a sure instinct in the right hand. Sensitive drifting, hair-fine circles through deep grooves, the TE driver can simply forget all that. Only one thing counts here: close your eyes and through, somehow. Such a driving style doesn’t seem particularly elegant, of course, the fat Husky suits the gross motorist rather than the stylist. It is only effective if an expert pulls the cable with concentration.
The Husky is also fun for the less experienced amateurs without regrets when they are on smooth courses
let it run properly, throw it into the residents and savor the explosive dynamics to the fullest. Only then do you gradually feel that the top performance is not that great.
The rough-and-tumble single determines the handling of the 510 to such an extent that the chassis initially takes a back seat. It really is
very well matched. The rear suspension with the Sachs damper builds in the
The acceleration phase creates a lot of traction, pressing the hindquarters against the ground even with bad edges. The marzocchi-
Gabel also does her job in a convincing manner. It speaks cleanly, conveys dignified comfort and does not go hard on the block even with big jumps. At around 119 kilograms, the weight is only two more than that of a 525 KTM. However, she feels clear-
lighter, especially in the air. On the other hand, the husky appears fuller and less nervous on the ground. Handlebar flutter remains a foreign word for TE. The ergonomics fit perfectly, the tank is extremely slim.
Sometimes the electric starter struggles to get the fat piston over dead center. Long organs do
not using the battery. In a pinch there is
nor the Kickstarter, which, however, requires a very energetic kick because of its long gear ratio. But the customer has to have strength anyway, that TE 510 is not for the faint-hearted office worker. The American would say: The TE “separates the boys from the men”. gt
Technical data – Husqvarna TE 510
Engine: water-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke engine, two overhead, chain-driven camshafts, bucket tappets, rocker arms, four valves, flat slide carburetor,
Ø 41 mm, wet sump lubrication, electric and kick starter, hydraulically operated oil bath clutch, six-speed gearbox, chain.
Bore x stroke 97 x 67.5 mm
Displacement 501 cm3
Compression ratio 12.5: 1
40 kW (54 PS) at 8000 rpm
Chassis: single-loop frame made of steel with split beams, upside-down fork, Ø 45 mm, central spring strut with lever system, front disc brake,
Ø 260 mm, two-piston floating caliper, rear disc brake, Ø 220 mm, single-piston floating caliper.
Tires 90 / 90-21; 140 / 80-18
Dimensions and weights: wheelbase 1460 mm, seat height * 945 mm, weight (without petrol) * 119 kg, spring travel v / h 300/320 mm, tank capacity 7.7 liters.
Price (excluding additional costs) 8045 euros
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