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ADV BikesSWM Announces 600cc SuperDual Adventure Bike Coming to USA

SWM Announces 600cc SuperDual Adventure Bike Coming to USA

A new off-road capable, middleweight adventure bike will be here soon!

Published on 09.06.2018

SWM has announced their much anticipated SuperDual X and T models are coming to the USA sometime late this fall or by early next year. The Italian middleweight Adventure Motorcycle is currently going through the homologation process and awaiting approval for sale in the US.

It is exciting news for those looking for a compact, versatile and off-road capable adventure bike. The SuperDual X comes equipped with a 21″/18″ wheel combo for more aggressive Dual Sport riding, while the T model will ride on touring friendly 19″/17″ wheels. Both bikes are powered by a fuel-injected 600cc liquid-cooled DOHC single cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed transmission.

SWM SuperDual Adventure Motorcycle
The SuperDual X comes equipped with a 21″/18″ wheel combo.

SWM SuperDual Dual Sport Motorcycle


Suspension travel is a generous 8.3 inches in front and 8.7 inches in the rear with a claimed dry weight of 372.6 pounds, and with a 5-gallon fuel tank, the bike should have a considerable touring range. With a scooped seat, touring windscreen, protective equipment and luggage racks, it looks to have all the makings of a nimble adventure tourer that can take you to the far corners of the earth.

Better yet, the bike’s lighter-weight design and Italian styling give it a unique flavor in the adventure bike market. Pricing will also be attractive at $8,995 for both the SuperDual X and SuperDual T models. So far, reviews from the Australian motorcycle press, where the bike has already been released, have been positive overall. We look forward to getting our hands on a test unit when they become available in the states.

SWM SuperDual Dual Sport Motorcycle
The SuperDual T features a 19″/17″ wheel combo and comes standard with more touring oriented tires.

We’ll be watching this space closely and will keep you posted on when the bikes finally hit US shores. For more details about the SMW SuperDual, go here.

SWM Superdual Specs

Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single cylinder four-stroke
Displacement: 600cc
Bore & Stroke: 100 x 76.4mm
Transmission: 6 speed
Clutch: Wet, multiplate type; hydraulic control
Ignition: GET
Fuel System: Mikuni D45 EFI
Start: Electric
Front Suspension: 45mm USD Fastace fork
Rear Suspension: Sachs adjustable shock with external preload adjuster
Wheels: X 1″8/21″ with Metzeler Sahara 3; T 19″/21″ with Metzeler Tourance
Brakes: Switchable ABS. Front: 300mm front disc, Rear: 240mm rear
Suspension Travel: 8.27 in. (210mm) Front / 8.66 in. (220mm) Rear
Ground Clearance: X 9.0 in. (230mm); T 7.0 in. (180mm)
Seat Height: X 36.61 in.; T 35.35 in.
Wheelbase: 1495mm
Fuel Capacity: 5.02 gallons (19 liters)
Claimed Dry Weight: 372.6 lbs (169kg)
Warranty: 24 months or 15,000 miles parts and labor

Author: Rob Dabney

Rob Dabney started a lifelong obsession with motorcycles at the age of 15 when he purchased his first bike – a 1982 Honda MB5. Through his 20’s and 30’s he competed in off-road desert races, including the Baja 250, 500 and 1000. Eventually, his proclivity for exploration led him to dual sport and adventure riding. Rob’s never-ending quest to discover what’s around the next bend has taken him on Adventures in Mexico, Africa, Europe, and throughout the American West. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far.

Author: Rob Dabney

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September 6, 2018 3:57 pm

Im a transalp owner waiting for honda to replace it or importing a 650 transalp

September 6, 2018 4:50 pm
Reply to  tony

Motoman in Oak Hills, CA is the US distributor. There is no listing of any dealers in the US on the SWM website. Am anxious to ride this MC but it may be a very long time.

September 7, 2018 2:06 pm

Markp has a good point: Where is the listing for the dealer chain in the USA?

September 7, 2018 2:09 pm

Who / Where does SWM get the motor from?

September 8, 2018 5:51 am
Reply to  Bob

I believe they manufacture it themselves using the design, castings and equipment from Husqvarna. These were the Husky engines BEFORE KTM purchased the company. They are proven engines. I really hope this bike does well. The company has been around for quite awhile.

Justin Waller
Justin Waller
September 8, 2018 9:57 am

Looks like a modern alternative to the KLR650, much like the Husqvarna te650 was. I have read on of some complaints about getting parts and support from SWM post sale. Hopefully they can improve on that. If nothing else, maybe this will get Kawasaki to consider really improving the KLR.

Justin Waller
Justin Waller
September 8, 2018 10:03 am
Reply to  Justin Waller

meant tr650

Chris coombs
Chris coombs
August 5, 2020 12:22 pm

Need swm superdoual starter rmovel video ?


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