The 2011 Husqvarna SM 449 and the 2011 Husqvarna SM 511 are Supermoto racebikes fitted with the necessary equipment to take them from the track onto the street. For the most part, the SM 449 is the same bike as the SM 511 but is powered by a 449.6-cc engine, has a lower seat height, and a shorter wheel base. Interestingly, the SM 511 houses a 477.5-cc engine, but what’s 33.5 cubic centimeters among friends? Both submodels are a carryover from 2010 but upgraded for 2011. Husqvarna (aka Husky) is a Swedish brand and began as a military arsenal founded to produce muskets for the Swedish army. The company began building motorcycles in 1903. Having won over 42 world titles in enduro and motocross events, its bikes are benchmarks for offroad cycles. The 2011 SM 449 and the 2011 SM 559 are produced at the MV Agusta factory in Varese, Italy. The Husqvarna is a hoot to ride. Supermoto bikes in general are every hooligan’s ride of choice. Not much will stand in the way of either SM cycle, except for long distance trips. While the seat provides great buttocks-mobility while throwing the bike from corner to corner, the long and narrow motocross saddle will hamper any trek requiring extended riding distances. That’s acceptable, as there are plenty of sweeping country lanes and tight canyon corners to ride on any given Sunday.