Single Cylinder SWM Superdual 650 Indian Launch Delayed: Is an Interesting ADV

Tuesday, March 27 2018

Single Cylinder SWM Superdual 650 Indian Launch Delayed: Is an Interesting ADV

Single Cylinder SWM Superdual 650 Indian Launch Delayed: Is an Interesting ADV Italian manufacturer SWM manufactures mid-capacity motorcycles... By - March 27, 2018
SWM Superdual launch will give the market a single cylinder mid-capacity adventure tourer…interesting… very interesting…
Kinetic has come back into motorcycles. Through their Motoroyale network they are selling MV Agusta motorcycles in India, apart from the recently announced JV with Norton Motorcycles, first products of which will be launched later this year. The other motorcycle brand that they will offer Indians is SWM, for which they have also been making some parts. Who is SWM?
SWM is an Italian motorcycle brand which was founded in 1971 and was in existence till the 1980s. At the 2014 EICMA motor show they announced their comeback into existence once again and this time it is Ampelio Macchi (who has earlier worked with Aprilia, Husqvarna etc) who is driving the brand. They showcased six street and off road bikes with engine capacities ranging from 300 to 650 cc.
In an official press release shared by MotoRoyale late last year, SWM will debut with Superdual 650 in India and are also expected to introduce the Superdual X sometime later. They will not launch the anticipated Gran Milano in India for now. SWM Superdual: More Details
Superduals are on-road off-road motorcycles which are powered by a 57 PS/53.5 Nm 600 cc 4-valve, 4-stroke, liquid cooled single cylinder DOHC engine. This motor is sourced from Husqvarna TE 630. The Superdual gets features like Brembo brakes, standard ABS, adjustable front and rear suspension, 180 mm ground clearance etc but at 898 mm of saddle height they will be high for an average Indian rider. SWM Superdual Launch
According to the official word, MotoRoyale was to launch SWM Superdual 650 by the end of last year (2017). However, it seems that the proceedings have been delayed. A latest AutocarPro report claims that the launch will now take place by mid-2018 (probably around June). Also Read: Honda’s RE-Challenger Will be ‘Completely Different’; India Chief Reveals New Details
The motorcycle is under homologation for our market and it will be brought to India via CKD kits and is expected to be priced under Rs 5.5 Lakh . Apart from the existing ones like Versys 650 and others, it will also compete with another upcoming, and very interesting Benelli TRK 502 .
So, what do you think – will these SWM motorcycles work in India? RELATED STUFF