After its successful tie up
with Italian motorcycle major MV Agusta, India’s Motoroyale, the superbikes
venture of the Kinetic Group has tied up
with the second brand that will soon be launched in India, the legendary
SWM currently has as many as
12 two wheeled models on sale, ranging from 125 cc to 600 cc. Motoroyale will launch the SWM
range in a stepwise manner starting end 2017 with the Superdual 650. The
Superdual is the first 600cc on road as well as off road tourer in 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.
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.
Motoroyale had made a foray
into the high end motorcycle market one year back with 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 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
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.
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