THE SWM STORY
SWM was formed in Milan, Italy in 1971 by two off-road racers. The model range initially consisted of 3 models – 50cc, 100cc, 125cc with Sachs engines. The company enjoyed success in off road racing claiming the 125cc Italian Motocross title and a bronze medal in the European 125cc Endurance class. The company went on to produce a range of motorcycles until it ceased production in 1984.
THE FORMATION OF A NEW PARTNERSHIP
SWM has re-emerged as a result of a new partnership between Apelio Macchi and Daxing Gong.
Macchi worked previously as the Technical Manager for Cagiva, Aprilia and finally Husqvarna where he obtained 51 world titles (46 with Husky, 5 with Aprilia). Included in these world titles was one for Australia’s own Stefan Merriman.
Gong is a successful Chinese businessman and the head of Shineray group. Shineray is a large scale manufacturer of two and four wheel vehicles as well as industrial products in China.
The majority of SWM staff are ex Husqvarna staff who previously worked under Macchi.
Engine Liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single cylinder four-stoke
Bore & Stroke 100 × 76.4mm
Clutch Wet multi-plate with hydraulic control
Fuel System Mikuni D45 EFI
Front Suspension 45mm USD Fastace fork
Rear Suspension Sachs adjustable shock
Wheels 18/21 inch with Metzeler Sahara 3 tyres
Brakes Switchable ABS. Front: 300mm front disc, Rear: 240mm rear
Seat Height 890mm
Wheel Base 1495mm
Fuel Capacity 18 litres
Colour Red or Black
Warranty 24 months or 20,000kms parts and labour