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Intervista all
Intervista all'ingegnere Macchi di SWM
DATE: 2014/11/05::
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Swm: Varese ha una nuova moto
Swm: Varese ha una nuova moto
DATE: 2014/11/06::
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Swm La Storia da Moto Tv 2
Swm La Storia da Moto Tv 2
DATE: 2013/02/08::
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SWM short track
SWM short track
DATE: 2011/11/15::
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1982 SWM TL320 Trials Motorcycle Vintage Trial bike 280
1982 SWM TL320 Trials Motorcycle Vintage Trial bike 280
DATE: 2008/09/25::
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swm rtt vintage motorcycle
swm rtt vintage motorcycle
DATE: 2015/03/04::
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SWM 320TL Trials Motorcycle twinshock
SWM 320TL Trials Motorcycle twinshock
DATE: 2010/11/08::
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SWM 320TL Trial workshop
SWM 320TL Trial workshop
DATE: 2014/11/13::
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ENTRENO SWM TRIAL CLASSIC
ENTRENO SWM TRIAL CLASSIC
DATE: 2012/08/31::
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La gamma SWM 2015 presentata dal designer
La gamma SWM 2015 presentata dal designer
DATE: 2014/10/31::
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25 SWM Motorcycle Evolution
25 SWM Motorcycle Evolution
DATE: 2008/12/29::
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Ajay pratap and rahul bike stunt live at swm of rajasthan at rajnagar and mp colony
Ajay pratap and rahul bike stunt live at swm of rajasthan at rajnagar and mp colony
DATE: 2012/10/20::
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SWM twinshock project complete
SWM twinshock project complete
DATE: 2011/04/20::
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2015 new SWM Gran Milano 440 Special Cafe Racer first photos & details
2015 new SWM Gran Milano 440 Special Cafe Racer first photos & details
DATE: 2014/11/01::
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SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
DATE: 2013/02/12::
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Swm take 2
Swm take 2
DATE: 2013/08/04::
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Amazing Bike Parking Storage Garage !
Amazing Bike Parking Storage Garage !
DATE: 2014/11/03::
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Swm La Storia da Moto Tv 1
Swm La Storia da Moto Tv 1
DATE: 2013/02/08::
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Armstrong MT500 on road review. Harley Davidson MT350 MT 350 / 500
Armstrong MT500 on road review. Harley Davidson MT350 MT 350 / 500
DATE: 2012/04/11::
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La rinascita della SWM raccontata da Ampelio Macchi
La rinascita della SWM raccontata da Ampelio Macchi
DATE: 2014/10/31::
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SWM DAY Saint Vincent AO 21-09-14
SWM DAY Saint Vincent AO 21-09-14
DATE: 2014/09/24::
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swm 250 rc rotax
swm 250 rc rotax
DATE: 2014/09/26::
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TRIAL CLUB CATALAN "La SWM de Benoît LASSALLE"
TRIAL CLUB CATALAN "La SWM de Benoît LASSALLE"
DATE: 2013/12/12::
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Mid Atlantic Trials from Candytown
Mid Atlantic Trials from Candytown
DATE: 2014/04/26::
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Swm 250 rs GS restaurata
Swm 250 rs GS restaurata
DATE: 2012/05/28::
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SWM RS 125 GS ROTAX
SWM RS 125 GS ROTAX
DATE: 2011/05/01::
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SWM 320 trialbike exhaust sound (revs)
SWM 320 trialbike exhaust sound (revs)
DATE: 2013/11/03::
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SWM 350 Rotax
SWM 350 Rotax
DATE: 2013/05/20::
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Vectrix VX-1 Li SWM
Vectrix VX-1 Li SWM
DATE: 2013/03/08::
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Moto d
Moto d'epoca SWM 250 ROTAX
DATE: 2012/12/13::
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SWM 125
SWM 125
DATE: 2009/10/12::
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Essai Aprilia Tuono V4 SWM
Essai Aprilia Tuono V4 SWM
DATE: 2013/04/20::
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SWM 320 RECIÉN PREPARADA
SWM 320 RECIÉN PREPARADA
DATE: 2014/01/26::
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SWM Imagemovie
SWM Imagemovie
DATE: 2007/05/08::
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FANTIC BRISSONI ENDURO CHAMPAGNAT 2014 HONDA SWM YAMAHA KTM PUCH
FANTIC BRISSONI ENDURO CHAMPAGNAT 2014 HONDA SWM YAMAHA KTM PUCH
DATE: 2014/05/21::
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Rottigni  swm 175  (Valli Bergamasche 1979)
Rottigni swm 175 (Valli Bergamasche 1979)
DATE: 2014/03/20::
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SWM.wmv
SWM.wmv
DATE: 2010/03/17::
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Suzuki DR 650 wheelie and crash
Suzuki DR 650 wheelie and crash
DATE: 2008/12/19::
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How Bad Do You Want It (High School Baseball)
How Bad Do You Want It (High School Baseball)
DATE: 2012/07/06::
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2011 Summer
2011 Summer
DATE: 2011/08/09::
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Vectrix Vx-1
Vectrix Vx-1
DATE: 2014/07/10::
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Premiärstart av SWM 350 TL Jumbo 4 oktober 2013
Premiärstart av SWM 350 TL Jumbo 4 oktober 2013
DATE: 2013/10/04::
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1° swm day 1995
1° swm day 1995
DATE: 2014/04/20::
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SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
DATE: 2013/02/13::
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enduro vintage swm rg 125 gs 1977
enduro vintage swm rg 125 gs 1977
DATE: 2010/06/22::
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SWM kickstart spring replacement
SWM kickstart spring replacement
DATE: 2011/08/20::
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Présentation SWM
Présentation SWM
DATE: 2014/04/13::
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SWM Rotax 125 Bobino in Action (Hercules Day TRAVO 2005)
SWM Rotax 125 Bobino in Action (Hercules Day TRAVO 2005)
DATE: 2008/02/24::
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Bramby trial Mozzano Aq SWM 320
Bramby trial Mozzano Aq SWM 320
DATE: 2013/09/05::
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00077SWM.wmv
00077SWM.wmv
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A 1981 SWM TL320 with UK specification metal petrol tank

SWM (Speedy Working Motors) was founded in 1971 by Piero Sironi and Fausto Vergani and was based in Milan, Italy. SWM manufactured Observed Trials, Enduro, Motocross and off-road motorcycles in the 1970s and 1980s. They started with small capacity Sachs engined enduro bikes and began making Rotax engined trials bikes in 1977. The other main manufacturers at this time included Fantic Motor, Bultaco and Montesa. Making the announcement during ECIMA 2014 show in Milan, SWM are back on the market by introducing six street and off-road bikes with engine size between 300 and 650cc.

History[edit]

Trials Bikes[edit]

SWM started making Rotax TL125 and TL320 trials bikes in 1977. Rotax built a special trials version of their rotary valve motor, with development input from Sammy Miller and Charles Coutard. Acerbis made the plastic mouldings, and suspension was by Marzocchi. These first trials machines were red and white.[1]

In 1979 yellow and black models appeared, and in 1980 these were fitted with Girling Gas shocks and Betor forks.[1] Gilles Burgat won the 1981 Trials world championship on an SWM.

In 1982 a 240 model was produced with a blue frame, acknowledging Pernod's trials sponsorship.[1]

In 1983 all bikes got alloy swing arms, and the TL350 Jumbo was introduced. This was a new reed valve motor and frame wearing the same yellow and blue colours.[1]

In 1984 the 125 and 320 were put in the new frame, but then production ceased.[1]

Enduro Bikes[edit]

SWM RSGS and SWM TF1 in capacities 125, 175, 250, 350, 370, 440, 506

Joan Riudalbá, riding an SWM TF1 of 125 cc was Enduro Spanish Champion in 1980.[2]

When SWM went into liquidation Armstrong of Bolton, England bought the rights to the SWM XN Tornado, a Rotax engined enduro machine of 350cc or 506 cc. With CCM, Armstrong developed and marketed a military version, the Armstrong MT500, which was so successful Harley-Davidson bought the manufacturing rights in 1986,[3] and further developed the bike as the MT350E.[4]


SWM today[edit]

SWM went in liquidation in 1984 and production ceased. There are still people out there riding SWMs in classic and twinshock trials in the UK. Rotax engines spares are still readily available, with many of the other spares that went out of production, like the Acerbis plastics, are being produced and distributed by specialist companies such as MotoSWM in the UK and MidWest SWM in the U.S..

2014 Resurrection[edit]

Engineer Ampelio Macchi, formerly with Cagiva, Aprilia and Husqvarna, is driving the resurgence of the SWM brand with six new models displayed at EICMA 2014. Funding for the company has come from China via the entity Shineray. SWM will keep manufacturing in Italy. Apparently, some of its engines will be acquired from the old Husqvarna (engines replaced by KTM units following the acquisition by Peirer).

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e [1] MotoSWM.com Select "SWM History" (retrieved December 3, 2006)
  2. ^ [2] Museumoto. Bassella.com Champion Bikes (retrieved December 4, 2006)
  3. ^ [3] Dropbears.com Armstrong Military Motorcycles (retrieved December 3, 2006)
  4. ^ "Harley-Davidson MT350E Army Bike". RealClassic.co.uk. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 

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