They all share the same 445.3cc single-cylinder engine and frame, but the Gran Milano is a very stylish model with the better brakes and suspension.
It compares very favourably with the Royal Enfield Continental GT at $9590 ride away and the Yamaha SR400 at $8099 plus on-road costs.
Despite being a cafe racer with clip-on bars, it has a quite comfortable riding position.
The triple clamp is set high and the seat relatively low so you don’t have to uncomfortably crouch over.
Unlike many cafe racers, the bars also don’t bang into the tank, so you have a good turning circle and won’t crush your thumbs on the tank.
However, the Gran Milano feels a little smaller than the other SWM retro models, because the contoured seat pushes you forward.
That slots you into the big 22.5-litre tank which has scoops for your knees. I’m 183cm (6’) tall and it just fits.
After some time in the saddle you feel a little cramped because you can’t move around all that much. However, the seat is quite comfortable for long stints of riding. And if you ride until that big tank runs out of fuel it will be several hours!
Styling is very retro cafe racer with a short front fender, twin shocks, round headlight, twin instrument pods, short mirrors, rear seat cowl and wire wheels.
The exhaust pipe is swept up higher than on most cafe racers but it creates a sporty look.
Some feel the odd-shaped tank does not suit the styling, but it does add to that locked-in fit of the riding position.
Quality of fit and finish on the Gran Milano is the best of the three bikes as well.
The instruments look a bit cheap, but everything else is well finished. I especially like the way the rear taillight fits into the cowl.