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Offline 73 Peanut

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #20 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 .
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #21 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.   :-\
The guys say they can do a Pistol on their 3D printer, not impressed I have had a cannon printer for years.
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #22 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
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2019, 12:54:20 pm »
I hope the business will do well Peter ...
Good luck to  ...
 
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #24 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/
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2019, 07:37:04 pm »
Busy discussing vendor options with SWM

Good news for all :thumleft:
 
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #26 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?
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2019, 10:00:56 pm »
 :sip:
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #28 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. 😎
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The guys say they can do a Pistol on their 3D printer, not impressed I have had a cannon printer for years.
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #29 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
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2019, 07:46:56 am »
 :thumleft: :sip:
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #31 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?
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #32 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."
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2019, 09:16:31 am »
Forgot to add....cost UK 7 020  Pounds which is around R134 000 at present.
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2019, 05:10:46 pm »
SWM also make the motors for AJP. range.
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2020, 12:38:49 pm »
Anyone taken a swm 650x for a ride yet . What was your verdict. 
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #36 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.