ex-Husqvarna returns as SWM.

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11/6/2014 1:08 PM

SWM, the legendary Italian brand of 70s/80s, known for her performances in trial (world title with Gilles Burgat in 1981) and Enduro, reborn from its ashes after having disappeared in 1984...
Bought by the Italian Ampelio Macchi (ex MV Augusta, Cagiva and Aprilia, Husqvarna) and the Chinese Daxing Gong (Shineray Group), the mark reappears in 2015 with six models to its catalog with two 300-500 cc enduro machines motorized by the Husqvarna ex-blocs. The SWM RS 300 and 500 R developed a very close based on the ex - HVA prior to the acquisition by KTM themselves as machines of enduro/leisure performance affordable since the constructor are below €6 000. Also, the Silver Vase 440 SWM who surfed on the current wave of the scrambler...

Technical specifications SWM RS 300 (500) R
Engine
Type: mono 297.6 ref. cc liquid, 4 valves
Bore x stroke: 83 x 55 mm (97 x 67.8)
Power supply: electronic injection Mikuni
Starting: electric + kick
Box: 6 reports
Part-cycle
Frame: aluminium split single cradle steel, part-rear
Fork: Marzocchi USD deb. 296 mm
Shock absorber: mono Sachs, deb. 300 mm
Brakes front/rear: disk ø 260/240 mm
Wheelbase-saddle-clearance on the ground: 300-1495-963
Tank: 7.2 l.
Constructor dry weight: 107 (112) kg
Price: less than €6,000 according to first information
Available: current 2015
Distributor France: undisclosed

Technical specifications SWM Silver Vase 440
Engine
Type: mono 435.7 ref. cc air, 4 valves
Bore x stroke: 83 x 55 mm
Power supply: electronic fuel injection
Starting: electric
Box: 6 reports
Part-cycle
Frame: split single cradle steel
Fork: telescopic deb. 130 mm
Shock absorber: bi shock absorbers, deb. 120 mm
Brakes front/rear: discs ø 275/180 mm
Wheelbase-saddle-clearance on the ground: 160-1420-790
Tank: 20 l.
Constructor weight in full without gasoline: 150 kg
Price: non-communique
Available: current 2015
Distributor France: non-communique

SWM Superdual 650 technical specifications
Engine
Type: mono 600 cm3 to ref. liquid, 4 valves
Bore x stroke: 100 x 76.4 mm
Power supply: electronic injection Mikuni
Starting: electric
Box: 6 reports
Part-cycle
Frame: simple cradle split steel, part AR in aluminium
Fork: USD deb. 205 mm
Shock absorber: Sachs, deb. 218 mm
Brakes front/rear: disk ø 320/220 mm
Wheelbase-saddle-clearance on the ground: 220-1465-890
Tank: 12 l.
Constructor weight in full without gasoline: 147 kg
Price: non-communique
Available: current 2015
Distributor France: non-communique





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11/6/2014 1:11 PM

I saw them in Milan yesterday, hmmm... the price needs to be right for sure.

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11/6/2014 1:12 PM

Interesting..

Those mufflers are hideous. They will sell a ton of replacements from crash damage.

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11/6/2014 3:16 PM

Why use those old forks. They are like an old cartridge fork,oil and air mixing.

Marocchi makes a 50mm dual chamber that is nite and day better.

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11/6/2014 3:28 PM

Wasn't there a massive oversupply/surplus of pre-ktm husky's in Europe somewhere? Think I read there was some 6000 or more units in storage. That have anything to do with this?

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11/6/2014 3:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2014 11:40 AM

It's too bad they don't know how to read a sales report. The 144cc two stroke was the bike that everybody fell in love with. It was also the first to sell out when the big liquidation happened last year. Guys on Café Husky were doing 165 cc big bore kits with Lectron carbs. I had the chance to ride one a while back. I'm not sure if it would replace my CRF450 for the track, but I'd trade my YZ250F for it in a second.

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11/6/2014 6:23 PM

Very cool but I thought Gas Gas bought the rights to the pre-KTM Cagiva based Husqvarna 4 strokes. I remember seeing an SWM in Trail Rider magazine back in the 70's.

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THERE IS NO SECOND MOTO IN LIFE!

11/6/2014 6:26 PM

That's good news for me because I picked up an '11 TE 630 for a dual sport. Parts are a bit hard to get.

But comparing my bike (close enough, mine is the TE 630, not the supermoto, but you can visualize...)



to this, makes me think they haven't changed a thing besides the SWM stickers , and clutch cover.


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man who runs in front of bus gets tired. man who runs behind bus gets exhausted

11/6/2014 6:29 PM

Eddie_E wrote:

It's too bad they don't know how to read a sales report. The 144cc two stroke was the bike that everybody fell in love with. It was also the first to sell out when the big liquidation happened last year. Guys on Café Husky were doing 165 cc big bore kits with Lectron carbs. I had the chance to ride one a while back. I'm not sure if it would replace my CRF450 for the track, but I'd trade my YZ250F for it in a second.

the 2013 husky cr144 was amazing. i actually liked the 2013 tc250 as well but i might be alone on that. never bought one cause i could not find a parts supplier here in ontario close to me

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11/7/2014 8:01 AM

What about the Nuda 900?

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11/7/2014 9:14 AM

So I guess that rear number plate yellow triangle thing is more of a heat shield than a number plate?

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“Adhering to 1970’s Standards of Political Correctness”

11/7/2014 12:58 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/7/2014 1:03 PM

GasGas bought the 125 2 stroke and the 250/310 4 stroke and I think a new 450 that BMW/Husqvarna was working on. The rumor about all the bikes in a warehouse is around but I have never had anyone comfirm it that would know.

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