Motoroyale; the superbikes venture of the Kinetic Group has tied up with the second brand that will soon be launched in India, the legendary Italian “SWM”, just one year after its foray into the market with the award winning MV Agusta range of superbikes. SWM, which stands for Sironi Vergani Vimercate Milano but is colloquially known as “Speedy Working Motors”, has been known for making enduros, motocross and off road motorcycles since it first commenced operations in 1970. SWM motorcycles has recently launched an exciting range of products that have done exceedingly well across the globe due to their Italian design, strong quality combined with affordability; and is now keenly eyeing the growing Indian market through this exclusive arrangement with Motoroyale (by Kinetic) for manufacturing and distributing their products in India.
Commenting on the tie up, Mr. Ajinkya Firodia, Managing Director; Motoroyale said, “I am very excited for our new tie up with SWM. Motoroyale aims to be a multi brand outlet where the bike enthusiasts will get most exciting brands from across the world under one roof. With the launch of MV Agusta last year, Motoroyale showrooms hosted the world’s most premium motorcycles. Now with our new tie up, with SWM motorcycles, we aim to give our customers a new segment offering: that of a motorcycle capable of on road and off road riding; as well as long distance touring. The SWM, Superdual 650, our first planned product from SWM shall be India’s first such product. We plan to introduce the SWM SuperDual in India by 2018 by CKD manufacturing and are in the process of setting up its manufacturing and homologation activities. SWM adds yet another feather to our cap and we look forward to the same”.
Mr. Sandro Caperelli, Head of Sales; SWM added, “We are very happy to tie up with Motoroyale by Kinetic as we believe that India is a splendid market for automobile and has immense potential for our brand SWM. We deem Kinetic to be our finest partners with their high experience in automobile manufacturing, retail and after sales service.”
SWM Motorcycles was founded in 1971 by by Piero Sironi and Fausto Vergani and was based in Milan, Italy. SWM manufactured Observed Trials, Enduro, Motocross and off-road motorcycles in the 1970s and 1980s and has been one of the world’s most well known brands since.It is today headed by Ampelio Macchi who is the creator of the history of prestigious Italian brands as Cagiva, Husqvarna and Aprilia and has obtained 51 World titles, 46 with Husqvarna and 5 with Aprilia.
SWM has the vision of building high quality motorcycles with an Italian soul, identifiable as time goes by, in a state of the art headquarters and with support of an experienced technical staff grown in a territory rich of motorcycle history and driven by a great motivation.
SWM currently has as many as 12 two wheeled models on sale, ranging from 125 cc to 600 cc.
About SWM SuperDual 650 for India
The SWM SuperDual is a four-stroke, single-cylinder 600 cc engine sourced from the Husqvarna TE 630 and manufactured in Italy. It gets the under-slung exhaust configuration which makes about 54 bhp of power and 53.5 Nm of torque. With an 18-litre fuel tank, long travel suspension, high ground clearance and dry weight of 186 kg, the SWM SuperDual promises all the features identified with an adventure motorcycle and will be India’s first on road- off road motorcycle ideal for touring as well.
SWM Superdual 650 specifications
- Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single cylinder four-stoke
- Capacity: 600cc
- Bore x Stroke: 100 x 76.4 mm
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Clutch: Wet multi-plate with hydraulic control
- Ignition: GET
- Fuel system: Mikuni D45 EFI
- Start: Electric
- Front suspension: 45 mm USD
- Fast Ace fork with 210 mm of travel
- Rear suspension: Fully adjustable Sachs shock with external shock spring pre-load adjuster and 270 mm of travel
- Front wheel: 19-inch with 300 mm brake disc
- Rear wheel: 17-inch with 220 mm brake disc
- Seat Height: 860 mm
- Wheel base: 1510 mm
- Fuel capacity: 19-litres
- Weight: 159 kg (dry)