The Italian motorcycle manufacturer SWM has launched its brand new bike SuperDual T in an off-road event held in Pune. It is speculated that the company will launch this motorcycle in India in May-June 2018. SuperDual T is a middleweight adventure touring motorcycle which will be sold by Kinetic Group in India, which is already selling MV Agusta’s bikes in the country. Kinetic Motorcycle Group will also sell Norton Bikes which will be launched in India in 2019. SuperDual will be available in two variants – T and X, the tire variant of the bike is made for ordinary roads and according to X variants of off-roading. When it comes to 500-600 cc adventure motorcycle, Apart from the Kawasaki Versys 650, there are fewer bikes available in this segment in India. So the 500-600cc segment of SWM SuperDual can prove to be a great opportunity to do well in the Indian market.
Speaking of SuperDual T, the company has given a 600cc single-cylinder engine in the bike which has the capacity to generate 54 bhp power and 53.5 Nm peak torque and this engine is equipped with a 6-speed gearbox. Due to being the only model, this bike has not been given any electric power, although the bike is equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS). Apart from this, auxiliary lights are also provided in the SuperDual with LED headlamps, panniers and luggage racks.
The bash plate, high-set exhaust, crash guard and windscreen are provided for the bike’s protection. To keep the typical adventure look, the front tyre of the bike is 19-inch, while the rear tyre has been given 17-inch. Both the tyres are spoked. With just a weight of 169 kg, this may be perhaps India’s lightest adventure motorcycle. The price of this bike in India is estimated to be between Rs 5-7 lakhs.
The SWM brand may not be very well known, especially in India. But the Italian brand tracing its roots from the 1970s, manufacturing enduro, Motocross and off-road motorcycles. During the decade of 1970, SWM went on to win several trials and motocross titles in Italy, but the brand dropped in the ’80s and went into liquidation in 1984. Since 2014, SWM has been financing from Shineray Group in China, but Manufacturing is still in Italy, using the Husqvarna engine. SWM currently has 12 different models on sale, ranging from 125 cc to 600 cc.