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General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: sidetrack on September 13, 2019, 08:45:54 am

Title: SWM South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on September 13, 2019, 08:45:54 am
I see there is a Facebook page and the dealership is a plot in Benoni ?

https://www.facebook.com/swmmotorcyclesza/
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: stcomza on September 13, 2019, 08:58:52 am

Had a quick gander at their main web site https://www.swm-motorcycles.it/ (https://www.swm-motorcycles.it/) ...they have awesome bikes  :drif:
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on September 13, 2019, 09:13:04 am
Superdual X is quite nice but you will need to be guaranteed of where to buy spares, backup etc.
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on September 13, 2019, 09:28:38 am
https://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/swm/superdual-x/2019/

Wonder what they cost in SA?
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Monkey#13 on September 13, 2019, 11:00:06 am
Good looking bike. The RS500 also looks very nice. I hope that they are priced competitively. In the US, the KTM 500 EXC-F sells for $11199, Honda's CRF450L for $10399 and the SWM RS500 for $7795. If priced similar in SA we might get a decent 500 for +/- R90000. The spares / after sales support might be a problem though....
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on September 13, 2019, 12:14:59 pm
Maybe the importers can get onto Wilddogs and give us more feedback.
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on September 13, 2019, 12:18:17 pm
Probably just the name, or would they have a link to SWM of my young days?
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Beserker on September 17, 2019, 01:49:20 pm
Probably just the name, or would they have a link to SWM of my young days?

The original orange..
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Welsh on September 17, 2019, 02:12:32 pm
Probably just the name, or would they have a link to SWM of my young days?

The original orange..

When KTM's were White or Blue branded as Penton.  :peepwall:
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Beserker on September 17, 2019, 11:04:28 pm
Probably just the name, or would they have a link to SWM of my young days?

The original orange..

When KTM's were White or Blue branded as Penton.  :peepwall:

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: DR BIG 750 on September 18, 2019, 05:15:10 am
my buddy has 2 of those 440 packed away
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: mox on September 18, 2019, 06:52:01 am
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: 73 Peanut on September 18, 2019, 08:42:42 am
They are not to far from where I stay so I will go have a look at there setup later today if time permits.
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: mox on September 18, 2019, 08:43:32 am
What kind of pricing can we expect in SA?
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Bubby on September 18, 2019, 09:44:50 am
I see there is a Facebook page and the dealership is a plot in Benoni ?

https://www.facebook.com/swmmotorcyclesza/

That's very close to where Tito stays.
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Knucklhead on September 18, 2019, 11:14:31 am
Probably just the name, or would they have a link to SWM of my young days?

The original orange..

looks like the old CR125 air cooled "red rocket"
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Beserker on September 19, 2019, 09:08:44 am
Probably just the name, or would they have a link to SWM of my young days?

The original orange..

looks like the old CR125 air cooled "red rocket"

I had for a short while the 175 RG...all orange, bought from Yamaha in Pretorius street (Pretoria)

It rattled like a bucket full of bolts, had a very narrow power band - read "on/off" switch, but I felt like a Euro Racer at the MX des Nations, ready to take on Roger da Coster, Andre Malherbe and the rest of the Belgium team  :ricky:

Schoolboy dreams  :thumleft:
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on September 19, 2019, 09:18:43 am
Probably just the name, or would they have a link to SWM of my young days?

The original orange..

looks like the old CR125 air cooled "red rocket"

I had for a short while the 175 RG...all orange, bought from Yamaha in Pretorius street (Pretoria)

It rattled like a bucket full of bolts, had a very narrow power band - read "on/off" switch, but I felt like a Euro Racer at the MX des Nations, ready to take on Roger da Coster, Andre Malherbe and the rest of the Belgium team  :ricky:

Schoolboy dreams  :thumleft:
Ace Motors ?
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: 73 Peanut on September 19, 2019, 09:22:45 am
Just had a chat to the importers of the bikes and the containers have not been released as yet .They will be the wholesale distributors and will be supplying various bike shops . They will not be have a workshop as that is why the bikes will be sold through a few dealerships.  A full range of spares will be coming in the containers.  Sounds like the 650x is going to take the market and replace the old Klr and Dr . He will contact us on the site once they have there big launch .
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: sidetrack on September 19, 2019, 09:25:26 am
Just had a chat to the importers of the bikes and the containers have not been released as yet .They will be the wholesale distributors and will be supplying various bike shops . They will not be have a workshop as that is why the bikes will be sold through a few dealerships.  A full range of spares will be coming in the containers.  Sounds like the 650x is going to take the market and replace the old Klr and Dr . He will contact us on the site once they have there big launch .
Hope we get the model with the 21/18 wheels
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: 73 Peanut on September 19, 2019, 09:59:00 am
 The 650x has a 21x18 combination and they are in the containers already .Seams like the brand is pretty solid but it has just taken a few years to come to S.A.      Some nice reviews online .
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Welsh on September 20, 2019, 06:50:14 pm
Already lost my interest, I have historically regarded the 6 day as an Iconic historic event, to market some small bore street scrambler as a "Six Day" is a company that is run by accountants and marketing managers.   :-\
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: SWM South Africa on November 14, 2019, 11:21:57 am
Hi

I was invited by a member to join and chat about the product.

Our first container with spare parts and 40 bikes will be arriving at Durban on the 21st of November, we are currently completing the homologation process.

Our aim is to market through existing dealer networks for the sake of servicing and maintenance

Should any dealers be interested please email us at info@swm-motorcycles-za.com

Thanks kindly
Peter
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: gser on November 14, 2019, 12:54:20 pm
I hope the business will do well Peter ...
Good luck to  ...
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Boerbok on November 14, 2019, 01:30:56 pm
I saw a SM 500 R this week parked in the Melbourne CBD.

Itís a looker!  :thumleft:

https://bikereview.com.au/news/2019-swm-sm-500r-arrives-9990-rrp/
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: KiLRoy on November 14, 2019, 07:37:04 pm
Busy discussing vendor options with SWM

Good news for all :thumleft:
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 14, 2019, 09:47:08 pm
Already lost my interest, I have historically regarded the 6 day as an Iconic historic event, to market some small bore street scrambler as a "Six Day" is a company that is run by accountants and marketing managers.   :-\

Like BMW marketing the GS650 as a "Dakar".

I like that 440 SWM, what engine is that though?
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: desertfox on November 14, 2019, 10:00:56 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Welsh on November 15, 2019, 04:34:15 am
Already lost my interest, I have historically regarded the 6 day as an Iconic historic event, to market some small bore street scrambler as a "Six Day" is a company that is run by accountants and marketing managers.   :-\

Like BMW marketing the GS650 as a "Dakar".

I like that 440 SWM, what engine is that though?
Canít remember dan , probably Rotax. 😎
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Rough Rider on November 15, 2019, 07:24:01 am
As far as I know SWM took over the original Husqvarna factory when the name was sold to KTM and carried on producing the Red Huskys as SWMs
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Bikerboer1973 on November 15, 2019, 07:46:56 am
 :thumleft: :sip:
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: 2StrokeDan on November 15, 2019, 07:55:24 am
As far as I know SWM took over the original Husqvarna factory when the name was sold to KTM and carried on producing the Red Huskys as SWMs

Quick Google shows that SWM was started in 1971 by Piero Sironi and Fausto Vergani, as "Sironi Vergani Vimercate Milano".

This company was liquidated in 1984 and ceased production.

In 2014, former Husky/Aprilia/Cagiva engineer Ampelio Macchi, started producing "SWM's" again.

One concern for me was that Ampelio Macchi started producing SWM's again with full funding from the Chinese "Shinerey" group. :eek7:

What is Chinese in these SWM's?
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Greeny on November 15, 2019, 09:11:22 am
There's a test of the SuperDual X, 600 single, in the Sept edition of the UK Bike magazine...

"The 600cc SuperDual has been around for a couple of years, built around Husky's SMR 630 single. Most engine bits are made in China, then assembled in Italy and put in a steel frame with aluminium swingarm".

Their verdict:

"Not revolutionary, not a premium product, and with obvious on-road limitations. Yet the SuperDual X has old school feel and a set of real dual-purpose skills that appeal."
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Greeny on November 15, 2019, 09:16:31 am
Forgot to add....cost UK 7 020  Pounds which is around R134 000 at present.
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: Grumpleton on November 17, 2019, 05:10:46 pm
SWM also make the motors for AJP. range.
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: 73 Peanut on February 17, 2020, 12:38:49 pm
Anyone taken a swm 650x for a ride yet . What was your verdict. 
Title: Re: SWM South Africa
Post by: ultraflight on June 09, 2021, 10:28:51 pm
Any SWM 650 Superdual X in the Western Cape yet?
I am very keen to see one.