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SWM 440 Gran Milano Review
SWM 440 Gran Milano Review
Published: 2017/04/05
Channel: Mike's Machines
SWM RS650R Review
SWM RS650R Review
Published: 2016/03/27
Channel: chroniclesofsolid
SWM RS300R REVIEW: budget but quality dual sport bike?
SWM RS300R REVIEW: budget but quality dual sport bike?
Published: 2017/05/04
Channel: ADVENTURE OZ
Quick walkaround: Details on India-bound SWM Superdual T | OVERDRIVE
Quick walkaround: Details on India-bound SWM Superdual T | OVERDRIVE
Published: 2017/05/20
Channel: OVERDRIVE
SWM RS500R - Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine
SWM RS500R - Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine's newest test bike
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV
SWM Motorcycles Coming to India By 2017
SWM Motorcycles Coming to India By 2017
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: Moto Drift
BIKE REVIEW: SWM Dualsport
BIKE REVIEW: SWM Dualsport
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: Geek Media Ltd
SWM Silver Vase - the Scrambler 440 2017 with ABS & EFI
SWM Silver Vase - the Scrambler 440 2017 with ABS & EFI
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Motorbike Link
TEST | SWM GRAN MILANO 440
TEST | SWM GRAN MILANO 440
Published: 2016/05/23
Channel: MOTOR LIVE
The 10 Best Buys in Motorcycles for 2017
The 10 Best Buys in Motorcycles for 2017
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: Ada Dawasa
SWM factory and new models 2018
SWM factory and new models 2018
Published: 2017/05/23
Channel: Angelo Enduroblogger
SWM 2016 | RS 340 S, Silver Vase 440, Gran Milano
SWM 2016 | RS 340 S, Silver Vase 440, Gran Milano
Published: 2016/02/01
Channel: 1000PS Motorcycle Channel
SWM 650 Superduel first ride !
SWM 650 Superduel first ride !
Published: 2017/06/24
Channel: Paul Chidgey
SWM Motorcycles GRAN MILANO Neo-Classic (MV AGUSTA Japan)  Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2016
SWM Motorcycles GRAN MILANO Neo-Classic (MV AGUSTA Japan) Tokyo Motorcycle Show 2016
Published: 2016/06/21
Channel: ODDEYE109
SWM SM650R REVIEW, FIRST IMPRESSIONS vs HUSKY
SWM SM650R REVIEW, FIRST IMPRESSIONS vs HUSKY
Published: 2016/10/14
Channel: Melbourne Rider
SWM Motorbikes now in Australia - Interview with Goetz
SWM Motorbikes now in Australia - Interview with Goetz
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: italianautoicons
SWM 650 Superduel
SWM 650 Superduel
Published: 2017/06/10
Channel: Paul Chidgey
SWM Superdual T TEST 2017: super...facile! [ENGLISH SUB]
SWM Superdual T TEST 2017: super...facile! [ENGLISH SUB]
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: Moto.it
Test Ride SWM RS500R full race mapping
Test Ride SWM RS500R full race mapping
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: Enduro Man
SWM Motorcycles Italy Factory Video
SWM Motorcycles Italy Factory Video
Published: 2016/07/05
Channel: ZUPIN Moto-Sport GmbH
2016 SWM Superdual | Built For Adventure
2016 SWM Superdual | Built For Adventure
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Newmotorpm
SWM: Classiche 2016
SWM: Classiche 2016
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: SWM Motorcycles Official
SWM Motorcycles test ride -Varese 2017 -تجربة دراجات نارية من اس دبليو ام موتورسياكلس ٢٠١٧
SWM Motorcycles test ride -Varese 2017 -تجربة دراجات نارية من اس دبليو ام موتورسياكلس ٢٠١٧
Published: 2017/06/04
Channel: AUTOLIBAN اوتو ليبان
MBL SWM R 300 RS
MBL SWM R 300 RS
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: Motorbike Link
MBL SWM R 500 SM
MBL SWM R 500 SM
Published: 2016/04/17
Channel: Motorbike Link
2016 SWM SM650R ride and review
2016 SWM SM650R ride and review
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: ElectroMoto
DIRT ACTION TESTS THE SWM RS500R
DIRT ACTION TESTS THE SWM RS500R
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: dirtactionvids
Off Road Spin SWM RS500R
Off Road Spin SWM RS500R
Published: 2017/04/09
Channel: Enduro Man
SWM MOTOS CHEGA AO BRASIL - MRDrops
SWM MOTOS CHEGA AO BRASIL - MRDrops
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: Motorede
SWM Motorcycles: World Press Test Ride
SWM Motorcycles: World Press Test Ride
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Motorinolimits
2017 SWM Superdual Adventure Bike
2017 SWM Superdual Adventure Bike
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: Auto Mania
SWM Gran Milano
SWM Gran Milano
Published: 2016/05/10
Channel: SWM Motorcycles Official
Nathan Reports on the SWM 650
Nathan Reports on the SWM 650
Published: 2016/08/08
Channel: Geek Media Ltd
SWM Motorcycles | Tourist Rides Hockenheim | Isle of Man TT News | Motorcycle News MN
SWM Motorcycles | Tourist Rides Hockenheim | Isle of Man TT News | Motorcycle News MN
Published: 2017/03/11
Channel: Motorcycles News
SWM Motorcycles. Intervista a Sandro Caparelli, direttore commerciale SWM, prima di EICMA 2016
SWM Motorcycles. Intervista a Sandro Caparelli, direttore commerciale SWM, prima di EICMA 2016
Published: 2016/10/28
Channel: Motoreetto - Nicola Andreetto
SWM Gran Milano 440 Review
SWM Gran Milano 440 Review
Published: 2016/07/30
Channel: Meifesto Twowheels
SWM 650SM Initial Ride and Impression
SWM 650SM Initial Ride and Impression
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: intabikes
2015/2016 SWM Gran Milano 440 Classic Bike style
2015/2016 SWM Gran Milano 440 Classic Bike style
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: Newmotorpm
2016 SWM and Shineray Prepares the Superdual bike
2016 SWM and Shineray Prepares the Superdual bike
Published: 2015/11/28
Channel: New Motors Channel
2016 SWM Silver Vase 440 Classic Bike Styled
2016 SWM Silver Vase 440 Classic Bike Styled
Published: 2016/02/24
Channel: Newmotorpm
SWM Gran Milano 440 First Ride for MO issue 5/2016
SWM Gran Milano 440 First Ride for MO issue 5/2016
Published: 2016/04/06
Channel: Jo Poppa
SWM Motorcycles Superdual 600
SWM Motorcycles Superdual 600
Published: 2015/11/27
Channel: Auto Video
New SWM Gran Milano 400cc
New SWM Gran Milano 400cc
Published: 2017/04/04
Channel: Davy's Bikes
1982 SWM RS 250 GS TF3
1982 SWM RS 250 GS TF3
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: Kaplan Cycles
SWM Gran Milano (2017)
SWM Gran Milano (2017)
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: azautovideo
SWM RS 300 R 2017 In detail review walkaround Interior Exterior
SWM RS 300 R 2017 In detail review walkaround Interior Exterior
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: MotorCarTube
SWM  GRAN MILANO 400 足着き
SWM GRAN MILANO 400 足着き
Published: 2017/06/01
Channel: よっさん
THE NEW SWM GRAN TURISMO & GRAN MILANO walk around
THE NEW SWM GRAN TURISMO & GRAN MILANO walk around
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: Ace Scooters
SWM Silver Vase 440 Scrambler
SWM Silver Vase 440 Scrambler
Published: 2016/07/03
Channel: kRuvi
SWM RS650R Test-ride (I loved it!)
SWM RS650R Test-ride (I loved it!)
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: iSlander
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SWM
Private
Industry Motorcycle manufacturing
Founded 1971; 46 years ago (1971)
Founder Pietro Sironi, Fausto Vergani
Headquarters Milan, Italy
Area served
Worldwide
Products Motorcycle
Website swm-motorcycles.it


A 1981 SWM TL320 with UK specification metal petrol tank

SV.VM (Sironi Vergani Vimercate Milano) 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 Group. 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).[5]

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. 
  5. ^ "鑫源海外并购建基地 要生产高档越野摩托车". 鳳凰網. Retrieved 10 January 2017. 

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