Play Video
1
Swm 250 rs GS restaurata
Swm 250 rs GS restaurata
::2012/05/28::
Play Video
2
1982 SWM TL320 Trials Motorcycle Vintage Trial bike 280
1982 SWM TL320 Trials Motorcycle Vintage Trial bike 280
::2008/09/25::
Play Video
3
SWM 320TL Trials Motorcycle twinshock
SWM 320TL Trials Motorcycle twinshock
::2010/11/08::
Play Video
4
25 SWM Motorcycle Evolution
25 SWM Motorcycle Evolution
::2008/12/29::
Play Video
5
SWM short track
SWM short track
::2011/11/15::
Play Video
6
Armstrong MT500 on road review. Harley Davidson MT350 MT 350 / 500
Armstrong MT500 on road review. Harley Davidson MT350 MT 350 / 500
::2012/04/11::
Play Video
7
SWM 350 Rotax
SWM 350 Rotax
::2013/05/20::
Play Video
8
SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
::2013/02/12::
Play Video
9
Swm La Storia da Moto Tv 1
Swm La Storia da Moto Tv 1
::2013/02/08::
Play Video
10
SWM twinshock project complete
SWM twinshock project complete
::2011/04/20::
Play Video
11
Vectrix VX-1 Li SWM
Vectrix VX-1 Li SWM
::2013/03/08::
Play Video
12
Trofeo SWM Olgiate Olona ( Va ) 12-05-2013 Video 01
Trofeo SWM Olgiate Olona ( Va ) 12-05-2013 Video 01
::2013/05/13::
Play Video
13
SWM 175 TF3
SWM 175 TF3
::2012/07/14::
Play Video
14
TRIAL CLUB CATALAN "La SWM de Benoît LASSALLE"
TRIAL CLUB CATALAN "La SWM de Benoît LASSALLE"
::2013/12/12::
Play Video
15
SWM RS 125 GS ROTAX
SWM RS 125 GS ROTAX
::2011/05/01::
Play Video
16
SWM 320 trialbike exhaust sound (revs)
SWM 320 trialbike exhaust sound (revs)
::2013/11/03::
Play Video
17
ENTRENO SWM TRIAL CLASSIC
ENTRENO SWM TRIAL CLASSIC
::2012/08/31::
Play Video
18
Trial club Catalan SWM 270 TL Benoît Lassalle
Trial club Catalan SWM 270 TL Benoît Lassalle
::2014/02/17::
Play Video
19
SWM: balade en montagne
SWM: balade en montagne
::2014/08/12::
Play Video
20
Premiärstart av SWM 350 TL Jumbo 4 oktober 2013
Premiärstart av SWM 350 TL Jumbo 4 oktober 2013
::2013/10/04::
Play Video
21
SWM 125
SWM 125
::2009/10/12::
Play Video
22
Bramby trial Mozzano Aq SWM 320
Bramby trial Mozzano Aq SWM 320
::2013/09/05::
Play Video
23
SWM Imagemovie
SWM Imagemovie
::2007/05/08::
Play Video
24
SWM.wmv
SWM.wmv
::2010/03/17::
Play Video
25
Swm take 2
Swm take 2
::2013/08/04::
Play Video
26
Trial Moto garessio  Walter 2(SWM).MOV
Trial Moto garessio Walter 2(SWM).MOV
::2010/01/12::
Play Video
27
00077SWM.wmv
00077SWM.wmv
::2011/05/19::
Play Video
28
video SWM sidecar SONDALO trial trialtruppen offroad
video SWM sidecar SONDALO trial trialtruppen offroad
::2010/07/29::
Play Video
29
enduro vintage swm rg 125 gs 1977
enduro vintage swm rg 125 gs 1977
::2010/06/22::
Play Video
30
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::
Play Video
31
SWM 347 - BY MAURO ROSINI - AMR RACING - FOLLONICA - 20 GENNAIO 12 - FOR SALE.AVI
SWM 347 - BY MAURO ROSINI - AMR RACING - FOLLONICA - 20 GENNAIO 12 - FOR SALE.AVI
::2012/01/21::
Play Video
32
SWM and Fantic 50 cc racing enduros
SWM and Fantic 50 cc racing enduros
::2008/09/15::
Play Video
33
1978 SWM mini cross 50cc very rare
1978 SWM mini cross 50cc very rare
::2011/07/04::
Play Video
34
SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
SWM 380cc Dirt Tracker
::2013/02/13::
Play Video
35
le nostre moto fantic-tm-ktm-swm-caballero-trial
le nostre moto fantic-tm-ktm-swm-caballero-trial
::2008/10/07::
Play Video
36
Présentation SWM
Présentation SWM
::2014/04/13::
Play Video
37
SWM sound
SWM sound
::2013/11/18::
Play Video
38
swm tl 50 impennata
swm tl 50 impennata
::2012/06/05::
Play Video
39
Swm morini 50cc testiajo
Swm morini 50cc testiajo
::2012/03/11::
Play Video
40
Trofeo SWM ,Cassano Magnago 22.09.13
Trofeo SWM ,Cassano Magnago 22.09.13
::2013/09/23::
Play Video
41
SWM Magazine Bullets Anim Test
SWM Magazine Bullets Anim Test
::2007/05/08::
Play Video
42
SWM 320 TL
SWM 320 TL
::2012/10/29::
Play Video
43
Arbeitgeber SWM - Nachhaltigkeit
Arbeitgeber SWM - Nachhaltigkeit
::2013/05/06::
Play Video
44
SWM kickstart spring replacement
SWM kickstart spring replacement
::2011/08/20::
Play Video
45
SWM Rotax 125 Bobino in Action (Hercules Day TRAVO 2005)
SWM Rotax 125 Bobino in Action (Hercules Day TRAVO 2005)
::2008/02/24::
Play Video
46
Riding a New 1981 SWM
Riding a New 1981 SWM
::2013/11/28::
Play Video
47
swm.mov
swm.mov
::2012/03/13::
Play Video
48
PIAN DEI BUOI - ESTATE 1985 - ESCURSIONE CON SWM 320.wmv
PIAN DEI BUOI - ESTATE 1985 - ESCURSIONE CON SWM 320.wmv
::2011/01/29::
Play Video
49
SWM ET KTM DE 1978, Caméra CONTOUR HD
SWM ET KTM DE 1978, Caméra CONTOUR HD
::2011/03/08::
Play Video
50
il Pirovano al trofeo SWM 05.10.14
il Pirovano al trofeo SWM 05.10.14
::2014/10/13::
NEXT >>
RESULTS [51 .. 101]
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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. 

External links[edit]

Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL License
Powered by YouTube
LEGAL
  • Mashpedia © 2014