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1982 SWM TL320 Trials Motorcycle Vintage Trial bike 280
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::2012/10/20::
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SWM 125
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TRIAL CLUB CATALAN "La SWM de Benoît LASSALLE"
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Premiärstart av SWM 350 TL Jumbo 4 oktober 2013
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Swm La Storia da Moto Tv 1
Swm La Storia da Moto Tv 1
::2013/02/08::
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Trial club Catalan SWM 270 TL Benoît Lassalle
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::2014/02/17::
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Italian custom SWM TL320 by Lorenzo Buratti
Italian custom SWM TL320 by Lorenzo Buratti
::2014/04/14::
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Trofeo SWM Olgiate Olona ( Va ) 12-05-2013 Video 01
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Arbeitgeber SWM - Nachhaltigkeit
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Riding a New 1981 SWM
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Vectrix VX-1 Li SWM
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SWM 320 trialbike exhaust sound (revs)
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Trofeo SWM ,Cassano Magnago 22.09.13
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::2013/09/23::
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SWM 320 RECIÉN PREPARADA
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SWM RS 125 GS ROTAX
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SWM 320 TL 1982
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TRIAL CLUB CATALAN trial de Moulés et Baucels sur une SWM 270cc
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enduro vintage swm rg 125 gs 1977
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Swm morini 50cc testiajo
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SWM Imagemovie
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Présentation SWM
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Trofeo SWM 06.04.14 Olgiate olona , 3^ prova crono
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Essai Aprilia Tuono V4 SWM
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::2014/03/17::
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Fardeleuse SWM 350
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::2012/11/26::
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SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
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SWM 347 - BY MAURO ROSINI - AMR RACING - FOLLONICA - 20 GENNAIO 12 - FOR SALE.AVI
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SWM kickstart spring replacement
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Moto Trial Walter Favarin di nuovo in Moto con la sua SWM.320
Moto Trial Walter Favarin di nuovo in Moto con la sua SWM.320
::2011/12/26::
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moto cross international de Corbarieu 2012; caméra embarquée SWM rsmc 250 de 1978
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Mid Atlantic Trials from Candytown
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Swm 320
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SWM Galliate 14/04/2013
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video SWM sidecar SONDALO trial trialtruppen offroad
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TROFEO SWM 2012 / PROVA MARATHON
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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.

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..

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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