Revived Italian motorcycle manufacturer SWM is adding two new models to its 600cc Superdual adventure thumper.
The Superdual X features 21/18-inch wheels instead of the 19/17-inch combination of the standard model.
Those wheels are fitted with Metzeler Sahara 3 tyres for hardcore adventure and the bike has switchable ABS.
It arrives later this month at $10,490 (plus on-road costs) in red and is available in either full power or as a learner-approved model.
SWM’s Stephen “Tuffy” Tuff says they have a “huge amount of pre-orders”.
It will followed by the 2018 Superdual T in January at the same price.
The standard Superdual is $9990.
The T model also comes equipped with switchable ABS and in either full power mode or LAMS approved.
Superdual T is painted grey and is fitted with 19/17-inch wheels mated to Metzeler Tourance tyres.
“Australian adventure riders have been fizzing for these two new models ever since they broke cover in Europe some months ago,” Tuffy says.
The Superdual X and T are powered by the same liquid-cooled 600cc engine with six-speed transmission coupled to GET ignition and Mikuni D45 fuel-injection system.
They are suspended by 45mm upside-down forks and Sachs adjustable shock with remote preload adjuster.
All Superduals have 19-litre fuel tanks for plenty of adventure riding range.
As an introductory special, SWM will offer a free GT Kit including panniers and driving lights valued at $1500 from January 1, to March 31, 2018.
All Superdual models come with hand guards, windscreen, aluminium skid plate, engine and tank crash bars, centre stand and rear carry rack. There is provision for 12-volt socket outlet under the digital speedo display.
SWM (Sironi Vergani Vimercate Milano) was founded in 1971 and forged a formidable reputation in trials and enduro.
It was liquidated in 1984 and given a new lease on life in 2014 with funding from the Chinese Shineray Group.
Their new range of dirt and road bikes is Italian designed and built in the same production plant in Lombadia, Italy, where the company started. Some engine components are made in China.
- Engine: 600cc, liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single cylinder four-stoke
- Bore x Stroke: 100 x 76.4mm
- Transmission: 6-speed
- Clutch: Wet multi-plate with hydraulic control with cush clutch hub
- Ignition: GET
- Fuel system: Mikuni D45 EFI
- Start: Electric
- Front suspension: 45mm USD fork with 210mm of travel
- Rear suspension: Adjustable Sachs shock with external shock spring pre-load adjuster and 270mm of travel
- Front wheel: 19-inch (T model) 21-inch (X model) with 300mm brake disc with ABS
- Rear wheel: 17-inch (T model) 18-inch (X model) with 220mm brake disc with switchable ABS
- Seat: 890mm
- Wheelbase: 1510mm
- Clearance: 180mm
- Fuel capacity: 19-litres
- Weight: 169kg