2009 Husqvarna SM Review


The 2009 SM series is a lineup of dual sport motorbikes manufactured by Husqvarna. The base MSRP for the 2009 Husqvarna SM on/off-roading motorbikes ranges from $8,000 to $8,700. The engines for these dual sport motorbikes are air-liquid-cooled and have four valves per cylinder. All of these motorbikes are made with aluminum/steel frame, aluminum wheels, and an aluminum rear suspension as well.

The 2009 Husqvarna SM 450R and 510R are around 7.1 feet long, 32.3 inches wide, 49.2 inches high and have around 9.6 inches of ground clearance. The 2009 Husqvarna 610R is around 6.82 feet long, 32.3 inches wide, around 46.9 inches high and have around 9.6 inches of ground clearance as well. The seats for the 2009 SM 450R and 510R are made of vinyl and are designed to accommodate one rider. These motorbikes also come equipped with foot pegs for the driver as well. The 2009 Husqvarna SM 610R comes equipped with a vinyl seat and foot pegs that are designed to accommodate two riders.

The 2009 Husqvarna SM 450R and 510R models come equipped with fork guards, an exhaust guard and side cover as well. The 2009 Husqvarna SM 610R models also come equipped with heel guards and a skid plate as well. The dashboard of the 2009 Husqvarna SM dual sports motorbikes come equipped with digital instrumentation, a clock, a tachometer, a speedometer, a trip odometer, a service reminder and fuel level warning and temperature warning lights as well. The 2009 Husqvarna SM dual sport motorbikes also come equipped with halogen headlights and adjustable handlebars as well.

Many riders are impressed with the styling and engine performance of the 2009 Husqvarna SM 610R. Some riders say that these motorbikes do take a little bit of time to break-in and warm-up. Riders also praise these dual sport motorbikes because they prove to be reliable over long-term periods. Most riders like these 2009 Husqvarna motorbikes because of their exotic styling, reasonable retail price and impressive performance on different adverse road conditions. Husqvarna focused on improving the frame in order to make the bikes more light weight and easier to handle on different types of roadways.

New For 2009

  • All three models of these motorbikes were carryover for 2009.
  • Features a new slim line digital dash
  • Digital display was designed to be lighter and smaller
  • New white headlamp unit
  • New black plastic protectors for both sides of the engine
  • A new oil filter and needle cage lubrication bearing
  • A new timing gear chain tensioner
  • The side stand had a new design and was composed of aluminum
  • Twin silencer exhaust system was new
  • New gearbox for 2009 to improve gear change accuracy and speed.

2009 Husqvarna SM Specs

  • 2009 Husqvarna SM 450R, SM 510R, SM 610R/IE
  • Engine Type: 449 cc, 501 cc, 576.3 cc four-stroke single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.81 x 2.39 inches, 3.81 x 2.67 inches, 3.85 x 3.01 inches
  • Compression ratio: 12:9:1, 11:1
  • Valve Train: DOHC, SOHC
  • Induction: Fuel Injected
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: six-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 1.9 gallons, 3.3 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Hydraulic Disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic Disc
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted Fork
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin Sided Swing Arm
  • Wheelbase: 56.9 inches, 58.5 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 36.2 inches, 35.8 inches
  • Curb Weight: 260.1 pounds, 265.7 pounds, 314.1 pounds
  • Tires (Front): Pirelli 120/70 R17
  • Tires (Rear): Pirelli 150/60 R17


  • The 2009 Husqvarna SM lineup is available in Red/White.
  • Kick Starter Kit

Key Competitors For The 2009 Husqvarna SM

  • 2009 Aprilia SXV 4.5
  • 2009 KTM EXC 530
  • 2009 BMW F 650 GS
  • 2009 BMW G 450 X
  • 2009 Aprilia RXV 4.5
  • 2009 Husqvarna TE 450