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SWM SuperDual adventure motorcycle launched in India – Rivals Kawasaki Versys 650

For the uninitiated, it’s worth mentioning that SWM (Sironi Vergani Vimercate Milano) is an Italian motorcycle brand that was launched way back in 1970s. The company was dissolved in 1984, but it got a new lease of life in 2014, when it was re-launched.

At the 2014 EICMA, SWM showcased 6 new motorcycles and received investment from a Chinese company named Shineray Group. Funding helped SWM to continue operations in Italy and get the rights to use Husqvarna engines.

Now, Motoroyale has plans to get all these bikes here in India. And they have just launched the first bike. SuperDual middle-weight adventure touring motorcycle has been launched in two variants – SuperDual T Base and SuperDual T (GT Pack), priced at Rs 6.8 lakh and Rs 7.3 lakh respectively. Both motorcycles are essentially the same, with the exception of GT Pack in the top variant. GT Pack comprises two aluminium side panniers, having capacity of 33-litres each.

Some of the standard features in SuperDual include LED auxiliary lamps, tall windshield, 12V charging socket, luggage mounting rack, hand guard for off-road use and guard for engine as well as the fairing. Powering the SuperDual is a 600cc single cylinder, liquid cooled engine that delivers max power of 53 bhp @ 7,500 RPM and max torque of 53 Nm at 6,500 RPM. Engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.

Motoroyale’s SWM SuperDual will compete with Kawasaki Versys 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT that was launched recently. SuperDual Base T variant has a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel and it comes with Metzeler Tourance tires. Ground clearance is 180 mm. SuperDual utilizes 45 mm USD front forks, which can be adjusted manually and gives 210 mm of travel. At the rear, the motorcycle has mono-shock system that allows 220 mm of suspension travel.

SuperDual has 300 mm disc brakes at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear. There are Brembo brake callipers as well to take care of the biting. Other standard features include dual-channel ABS, switchable Enduro mode and 18-litre fuel tank. Kinetic will be importing SuperDuals from China as CKDs and assembling them at its Aurangabad facility.

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