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Offline PEZBerq

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SWM Makes a Comeback
« on: December 26, 2014, 04:21:54 PM »
Some tasty looking machines from a revived SWM brand. A uses for the Italian Huskys has been found!

Former Cagiva, Husqvarna and Aprilia engineer Ampelio Macchi is the man behind the return of the old SWM (Speedy Works Motors) brand. The line-up will have six new models, starting with RS300 enduro, RS500 enduro, SM450 Supermoto, Superdual 650 street bike and Gran Milano 440 vintage-looking street bikes in street and scrambler versions. Expect a 125cc two-stroke in the future.

Seems the Chinese company Shineray is involved in the revival,too.







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Re: SWM Makes a Comeback
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 08:17:12 PM »
I was hopeful they would have proceeded with this little gem.

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Re: SWM Makes a Comeback
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 09:11:38 PM »
They look very much like a Husqvarna, pre KTM. Left over stock perhaps.

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Re: SWM Makes a Comeback
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 09:27:11 PM »
Seen Bultaco have followed suit in road trim.
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Re: SWM Makes a Comeback
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 01:14:54 AM »
The first bike is clearly a TE250/310 with different bodywork.
What is the second (motard) one based on? An old TE450/510? From 2009?!

Is this a re-hash of something from the time of the BMW takeover?
If it's legit, I wonder if the Chinese can build Italian Huskies better than the Italians did.

(For the record: I don't buy into the internet hype about the unreliability of the later Italian husqvarnas, but they did have a few stupid faults (like bad routing of wiring looms on the 250/310).
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Re: SWM Makes a Comeback
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2015, 09:39:07 AM »
From the ADB website:

Mojo to distribute SWM motorcycles in Australia

Mojo Motorcycles has been announced as the official Australian distributor of the iconic Italian motorcycle manufacturer, SWM.

The brand was publicly launched at the Italian round of the Enduro World Championship.

The partnership between SWM and Mojo Motorcycles comes with a great deal of excitement as the two companies prepare to deliver enduro, adventure and road motorcycles to the Australian market.

Mojo Motorcycles Director, Michael Poynton is thrilled about the relaunch of SWM stating the model range will sit perfectly in the Australian market.

“SWM is a good fit for Mojo Motorcycles. We are a relatively young but progressive company and we see the relaunch of SWM bringing a certain amount of energy and excitement to the market.

“SWM’s blend of heritage and youthfulness backed by solid Italian design and styling will be a formidable combination and we want to share that with Australian motorcyclists. We’re confident the model range will fit the Australian market well and the fact we can offer SWM at affordable price points makes the brand strong right off the bat.” Poynton said.

The SWM line-up bound for Australia will hit the market at very competitive proposed price points which is sure to attract strong interest. Combine this with quality componentry such as Brembo brakes, Excel rims and Kayaba suspension on the enduro models, SWM offers a very attractive package.

“SWM CEO Ampelio Macchi was Chief Engineer at Husqvarna developing the bikes of motocross world champion Alessio Chiodi and enduro world champions Anders Erikson, Kari Tianen and Australia’s own Stefan Merriman. This only inspires confidence,” says Poynton.

Ampelio Macchi has been the driving force behind the SWM resurrection. The talented engineer who worked with iconic Italian brands Husqvarna, Aprilia and Cagiva secured the former Husqvarna factory in Briandronno, north of Milan and quickly set about arranging production.

“We have solid and ambitious goals stemming from a solid era in motorcycling.

“These are my bikes. I know them and I know the staff building them. I am proud and very confident with the future.” said Macchi.

The first shipment of SWM will arrive in Australia later this year. Prices are yet to be set while the exact model range will be revealed soon along with retail dealer appointments.


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Re: SWM Makes a Comeback
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2015, 03:21:40 PM »
Mojo motorcycles hey.
They import CFMOTO daelim TGB and two decent brands KIM and sherco.

Interested in seeing where SWM will fit in the range and at what price point. The husky engines went that bad and many good makers still use engines developed decades ago.
maybe we will have a resurgence of decent mid size bikes again as there is a hole in the market place if you don't want a baby ninja or a kiddy cruiser.