In India, SWM Motorcycles will collaborate with MotoRoyale – the subsidiary of the Kinetic Group.
Based on the Husqvarna TE630, the SWM SuperDual adventure motorcycle will be the first product from the Italian bikemaker in India.
Kinetic Group and Norton Motorcycles recently entered into a JV, under which the British bikemaker will sell and manufacture its products in the Indian market. The Norton motorcycles will be sold via Kinetic’s multi-brand superbikes store – MotoRoyale. Besides India, the company will assemble Norton bikes for other South East Asian markets as well. In India, the company has four MotoRoyale dealerships – Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru. Kinetic aims to expand its dealership network across 16-17 cities by 2019.
According to a latest carandbike report, the SWM SuperDual adventure motorcycle will also be retailed via MotoRoyale outlets. Talking to the media publication, the Kinetic Group Managing Director Ajinkya Firodia said, “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.” Read – Upcoming New Bikes At Auto Expo 2018
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SWM Motorcycles is an Italian brand that commenced its operations back in 1971 with Motocross, Enduro and off road bikes. With its liquidation in 1984, the company closed down its all operations. However, the Milan-based firm breathed a new life with funding from China-based Shineray Group in 2014. The bikemaker displayed its product lineup at the 2014 EICMA show. Now, the company is planning to spread its wing across different nations including India. Read – Upcoming Bikes & Scooters Under Rs 1 Lakh
The SWM SuperDual adventure bike shares its engine and chassis with the old Husqvarna TE610 enduro. Powering the motorcycle is a 600cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine churning out power close to 54bhp and 53.5Nm of peak torque.
Based on the tubular steel chassis and the aluminium swingarm, SWM’s bike comes with a pack of high-quality components such as LED headlamps, Sachs shock, Fast Ace forks, Brembo calipers and an optional hard luagge. However, it misses out on some features such as traction control, ride-by-wire and riding modes. For braking purpose, the bike gets 300mm front and 220mm rear discs.
The bike has a fuel tank capacity of 18-litres. It features long travel suspension, and stands on a high ground clearance. The SuperDual carries a dry weight of 186kg. All these features will enhance the touring and adventure capabilities of the bike. Standing on a high ground clearance (180mm), the bike measures 2240mm in length, 905mm in width and 1240mm in height. It has a saddle height of 898mm and rides on 110/80×19” front and 140/80×17” rear tyres. Read – Top 10 Upcoming Bikes in India
In India, the SWM SuperDual will be brought through the CKD (completely knocked down) route, and assembled locally at MotoRoyale’s facility. As far as pricing is concerned, the new SWM motorcycle is estimated to be priced below Rs 6 lakh (ex-showroom).