Italy’s SWM Motorcycles is all set to enter into India. India’s MotoRoyale, which handles MV Agusta and Norton in India, will also be handling SWM. The tie-up was announced last year. Now, at the Great Trail Adventure near Pune, the first SWM Motorcycle has been showcased publicly in India. It is in the form of the SuperDual T.
Aimed at the growing adventure tourer market, the SWM SuperDual T is powered by a single cylinder 600 cc motor that delivers 54 bhp @ 7500 rpm and and 53 Nm @ 7000 rpm. Transmission is taken care by a 6 speed gearbox. Deelip Menezes, a Motorcycle Rider, Traveler (https://www.youtube.com/deelipmenezes/), got to experience the SWM SuperDual T first hand. And this is what he has to say..
“The motorcycle comes with all the stuff you see on it as standard figment. Crash bars, luggage racks, lockable panniers, auxiliary lights. According to the Motoroyale person at the stall, the 169 kgs dry weight includes all these thing.
I removed the panniers and tilted the bike. I held it at a steep slant for 5 seconds and straightened it up without a problem. It didn’t seem as heavy as it looks. I will be able to lift this bike on my own. The seat height is 898 mm which isn’t a problem for me. But it may be a deal breaker for shorter riders. They offer a lower seat which takes down the seat height by 20 mm. The front and rear shocks are adjustable. Brembo brakes. ABS. No traction control.
Tyres Front: 110/80-R19 Rear: 140/80-R17. Fit and finish is not bad. Seat is too hard. Will need some extra cushioning. They didn’t let me ride the bike. But I started it. Nice deep exhaust note from the single cylinder dual exhaust pipes.
Expected price according to the Motoroyale person is 6.5 lakhs ex showroom. The motorcycle will go on sale in July 2018. I think I know exactly what I’m going to do with 7 odd lakhs in July.”