SWM RS 650 R Enduro Bike Rolls Off The Production Line

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    Eddieb
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    • Location : Hamilton
    • Bike : Suzuki DR650 ADV

    Resurrected motorcycle company SWM (Speedy Working Motors) has made good on its promise from last years’ EICMA show with the release of their first model – the RS 650 R enduro motorcycle. The SWM RS 650 R is the first of many models for the reborn Italian company with two more enduro bikes, two supermotos and two ‘classic’ machines to be released between now and the end of the year.

    For those unfamiliar with SWM, it was founded in 1971 and manufactured trials, enduro, motocross and other off-road motorcycles in the 1970s and 1980s, but went into liquidation in 1984. Since then, ex Aprilia and Husqvarna engineer Ampelio Macchi has bought the rights to SWM and teamed up with giant Chinese powersports company Shineray who are providing the financing. The machines will be manufactured in Italy, though we’d imagine at least some of the parts will be created in China before being shipped and bolted together in Europe.

    The RS 650 R is heavily influenced by the discontinued Husqvarna TE 610 enduro both in looks and engine. In fact for at least the time being, all of SWM’s off-road machines will use Husqvarna engines – so reliability shouldn’t be an issue. Going off the specifications (we’re still awaiting a press pack), the engine has been bored out to 599cc (up from the TE 610’s 576cc) with compression bumped up to 12.4:1. Suspension and brakes appear unchanged. Kerb weight (without fuel) will be about 144kg.

    Europeans will be the first to get their hands on the SWM RS 650 R which will sell for €6,400. SWM will progressively become available in Australia, New Zealand, China, Israel and Lebanon with distributors for these countries to be announced shortly. SWM is also in negotiations with distributors in North America with the goal of sales starting in 2016.

    From: http://www.therideadvice.com/swm-rs-650-r-enduro-bike-rolls-off-the-production-line/

    #9246

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location : Hamilton
    • Bike : Suzuki DR650 ADV

    I just noticed the exhausts in the 2nd pic seem to be very badly photoshoped, the right side exhaust comes out on the left side of the indicator/number plate mount.

    #9247

    octopusenvy
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    • Location : Te Tai Tokerau, Aotearoa
    • Bike : 2102 Husaberg FE570 Rally Australia Bike, 2007 BMW 650 x-Challenge, 2009 Buell XP Ulysses Police Duty (1 of 137)

    that’s the first thing i noticed…

    this bike will only succeed on pricepoint, as there’s nothing new about a stripped down ‘midweight’ adventure bike around 140kg.

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    Spud
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    Saw one on Saturday and they are nice looking bikes, will need a little farkling to sort out but as I understand it you can use parts off a Duel and fit them onto the 650. They look well bolted together and are £6k in the UK

    cheers Spud

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    granteuk
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    6 thousand pounds is over 12 grand nz dollars though. Not exactly cheap.

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