SWM Superdual X revealed, heavily based on Husqvarna
SWM reveals their all-new Superdual X machine, an adventure bike that carries on Husqvarna’s heritage
Shineray-backed Italian builder SWM reveals their newest machine called Superdual X, a single-cylinder adventure bike inspired by the 2012 TE630, and fit for both trail and urban commuting. After kicking the bucket in the ‘80s, SWM was revived by a former Husqvarna engineer and Shineray Group funding helped secure Husky’s assets left behind by KTM when they bought the brand from BMW. And things started rolling once more…
We’re dealing with a bike that weighs 169 kg (373 lb), and sits on a 21-18” wheel combo that’s bent on tackling pretty much anything. And with a bevy of dual-sport tire options for these sizes, riders are sure to get exactly what they want, be it more on the off-road side or the tarmac one.
At the heart of the SWM Superdual X sits a liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single, matched to a hydraulic wet clutch and a 6-speed transmission with chain final drive. Mikuni fuel injection and electric starting are also on the list, making life easier and riding more pleasant and fuel efficient. Speaking about fuel, SWM equipped the Superdual X with a 19-liter (5 US gal) tank that should provide excellent range in all riding conditions.
The engine breathes through dual upswept silencers that look really nice and offer plenty of clearance for the Givi pannier system and rear wheel. SWM also threw in both lateral and lower crashbars and a skidplate, fork protectors and handguards.
In the front, the SWM Superdual X has a 45mm upside down Fastace fork and a single 300mm rotor, while an adjustable Sachs monoshock takes care of the rear section, alongside a 240mm rotor. Brake componentry is supplied by Brembo, and the ABS can be switched off for the rear wheel on demand.
If you’re a little on the short inseam side, the SWM Superdual X might be a bit troublesome, as it comes with a 890mm (35”) seat height. With no option for a lower seat, shorter riders might have to look for another model if they want to stick with a SWM.
The Italians launched the bike in Australia, with a price around $7,840, and will most likely wait to see how it stacks up before having it sent to more markets. Stay tuned, we’re following this one.