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SWM South Africa
« 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/
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 08:58:52 am »

Had a quick gander at their main web site https://www.swm-motorcycles.it/ ...they have awesome bikes  :drif:
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 09:28:38 am »
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #4 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....
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 12:14:59 pm »
Maybe the importers can get onto Wilddogs and give us more feedback.
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 12:18:17 pm »
Probably just the name, or would they have a link to SWM of my young days?
 

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« Reply #7 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..
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #8 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:
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #9 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:

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2019, 05:15:10 am »
my buddy has 2 of those 440 packed away
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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #12 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.
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 08:43:32 am »
What kind of pricing can we expect in SA?
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #14 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.
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #15 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"
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #16 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:

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #17 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:

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #18 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 .
 

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Re: SWM South Africa
« Reply #19 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
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