SWM manufactures motorcycles at Husqvarna’s old factory near Varese, Italy.
IAB learns that Kinetic MotoRoyale is set to introduce yet another Italian motorcycle brand to India. Having brought in MV Agusta, the Ajinkya Firodia-led company is on the cusp of introducing a lesser known brand, SWM. The company will initially focus on the 650 cc middleweight segment.
MotoRoyale will initially bring the SWM SuperDual T and SWM SuperDual X this calendar year. Both motorcycles are powered by a single-cylinder 600 cc mill originally developed by BMW Motorrad for Husqvarna. SWM’s Chinese partner, Shineray, now own the IPR to the powertrain.
The DOHC engine coupled to a 6-speed gearbox is capable of producing 57 PS of maximum power. The bike gets an 18-litre fuel tank, Brembo brakes (300 mm up front and 220 mm rear) and ABS as standard fitment. The middleweight adventure tourer gets adjustable fork up front and a monoshock setup in the rear by Sachs. A GT kit will also be on offer which includes panniers by Givi and LED foglamps.
The SWM SuperDual T gets a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear wheel while the more off-road centric SWM DualSport X gets a 21-inch front and an 18-inch rear wheel along with a different gearing ratio. The more road focused SuperDual T is shod with Metzeler Tourance Tyres while the SuperDual X gets off-road capable Metzeler Tourance Sahara tyres.
SWM motorcycles can be expected retailing in India from October 2017 for between INR 5 lakhs to INR 6.5 lakhs. The motorcycles will be sold alongside MV Agusta bikes at MotoRoyale multi-brand retail outlets.