Kinetic Group's multi-motorcycle brand MotoRoyale has launched Italian motorcycle company SWM in India and the first bike to be launched under SWM is the SuperDual T adventure tourer. The SWM brand was founded in 1971 in Italy and has focused its attention on enduro, trials and motocross motorcycles. Financial troubles forced SWM to withdraw from the market in 1983, but received a new lease of life once Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer Shineray resurrected the brand in 2014. The SWM Superdual T is middleweight segment offering and competes against a host of other adventure offerings in this segment. The Italian brand announced its India entry last year and will be bringing its products as a Completely Built Unit (CBU). The Superdual T holds the distinction of being one of the largest single-cylinder Enduro bikes to be sold in India, so far. Here's everything you need to know about the newly launched SWM Superdual T.
SWM Superdual T Design And Styling
The SWM SuperDual T has a tall stance and looks purpose-built in design. All the conventional elements of an adventure motorcycle are in place including a tall windscreen, long travel suspension, knuckle guards, bash plate and spoke wheels. The single headlamp and the contrast finished exposed frame further add to the good looks of the ADV. There’s also a provision to attach panniers and the side-slung exhausts. The Superdual T is extremely functional with auxiliary lamps.
SWM Superdual T Dimensions
The fuel tank on the SWM Superdual T can hold up to 19 litres, while the seat height measures at a tall 898 mm, which could be an issue with short riders. The dry weight stands at 169 kg.
SWM Superdual T Specifications And Transmission
Power on the SWM Superdual T comes from a 600 cc, single-cylinder, four-valve DOHC liquid-cooled engine that churns out 56 bhp and 53.5 Nm of peak torque. The motor is paired with a 6-speed transmission. The engine rests inside a dual cradle frame.
SWM Superdual T Suspension And Braking
The SWM Superdual T in typical ADV fashion gets 45 mm USD forks up front. At the rear, the adventure motorcycle uses a Sachs monoshock unit, which is fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound. The front suspension is adjustable for rebound and gets a travel of 210 mm while the rear has a travel of 270 mm.
SWM Superdual T Wheels, Tyres And Brakes
The SWM Superdual T rides on a 19-inch wheel up front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear. Both spoked wheels are shod in Metzeler Tourance tyres. Braking performance on the bike comes from a 300 mm disc at the front with the rear sporting a 220 mm single disc brake. Both wheels come with ABS, which is offered as standard.
SWM Superdual T Pricing And Competition
The SWM SuperDual T will be competing against the Kawasaki Versys 650 as well as the newly launched Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT ABS. Compared to the twin- cylinder offerings; the Superdual is a single-cylinder unit whereas the other motorcycles are locally assembled in India. The SWM Superdual is being offered in two variants with the base trim priced at Rs. 6.80 lakh, while the T trim is priced at Rs. 7.30 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).