The SWM Superdual is coming to India within the next 3-4 months. This will make it one of the first new adventure bikes to be launched in India in 2018. Kinetic MotoRoyale will assemble, sell and service the bike in India. SWM is an Italian motorcycle brand that is now funded by the Chinese company Shineray after it went bankrupt in the 1980s. SWM bikes now use older engines from Husqvarna.
The SWM SuperDual will use a 600cc liquid cooled, four stroke engine. This engine produces a maximum power of 54 Bhp and a maximum torque of 53.5 Nm. It features a 6 speed manual gearbox. It weighs just 169 Kgs, which will make it a very fast machine considering how much power and torque it has at its disposal.
The bike uses a 18 liter tank, 19 inch front wheel and a 17 inch rear wheel running Metzeler Tourance tyres. The wheels are spoked, and meant for both on road and off road use. Front suspension consists of 45 mm Fast Ace adjustable upside down forks and the rear suspension is an adjustable rear Sachs monoshock. 300mm front and 220mm rear disc brakes with ABS is standard.
The bike also has a front windshield, knuckle guards, saddle stays and a bash plate, with all these features indicating that it is a touring ready model. It will be priced under Rs. 6 lakhs, making it a competitor to the Kawasaki Versys 650. Here is an official statement of Mr. Ajinkya Firodia, who is the managing director of the Kinetic group,
We intend to price the SWM SuperDual under ? 6 lakh, and have a lot of expectations from the SuperDual. We are almost ready to launch the SWM SuperDual, and it will be launched within the next 3-4 months. It’s an on-road, off-road motorcycle, and we expect it to be the biggest seller from MotoRoyale.