**Stronger Frame, Lower Profile **
Handling is improved thanks to a more rigid frame, featuring a reinforced steering tube – like the other TE models – as well as reinforced seat rails and stronger engine supports. With styling and layout redesigned, the TE449 and TE511 have better overall balance, and with a revised Kayaba shock, 4mm shorter than its predecessor, the overall seat height is lowered for 2012, making both models more approachable. The chromoly reinforced frame and upgraded shock synchronize with Husqvarna's patented Coaxial Traction System (CTS) in order to let the 449 and 511 handle like never before. Through the collaborated efforts of the Husqvarna R&D; and factory race teams, the latest frame has also been designed to concentrate more weight on the bike's center of gravity, and minimize chain torque.