The Italian brand SWM curtailed activities in 1984, and in 2014 they tried to revive it by attracting investments from the Chinese company SHINERAY. This time, SWM showed three models at an exhibition in Beijing: SD650, SM500 and SM150. All three new items are equipped with single-cylinder engines.
The SM150 is an entry-level supermoto, powered by a liquid-cooled 150cc four-valve engine delivering 15.6hp and 12.5Nm at peak. The model has an aluminum alloy frame and a double-sided rear swingarm, while weighing only 132kg when equipped. It also features an inverted FsxtAce fork.
The SM500 is a serious supermoto, powered by a single-cylinder 501cc liquid-cooled engine with a maximum output of 51hp (which is more than comparable Chinese twin-cylinder engines). The peak torque of this motor is 34Nm. It is also based on an aluminum frame and a two-way rear swingarm and weighs only 146kg. The front suspension is equipped with a European version of the KYB fork, the brake system consists of Brembo calipers on floating discs front and rear, and is equipped with ABS. It is also worth noting that the manufacturer produces a kit for converting this model into a motorcycle for a motorcycle trial.
The SD650 is a touring vehicle well adapted for off-road driving. This model was developed by SWM Europe based on their off-road history and motorcycle culture.
The SD650 is powered by a liquid-cooled, single-cylinder 600cc engine with a 12.4: 1 compression ratio, a maximum power of 54.3hp (available at 7500rpm) and a peak torque of 56Nmavailable at 6500rpm. The motorcycle is equipped with tubeless tires, a 19-inch wheel at the front and a 17-inch wheel at the rear, and its gas tank is 18 liters. It is based on an aluminum alloy frame, equipped with a double-sided rear swingarm, an inverted 45mm FastAce fork, a SACHS professional rear shock with quick adjustment, Brembo disc brakes with switchable ABS. This motorcycle weighs 196kg.
SWM is gradually moving to a model “designed in Europe – made in China”, significantly reducing the number of imported components. SWM is currently one of the few supermoto brands in China. Their products have the quality of the European level, but are significantly cheaper, becoming available to the Chinese consumer.
HANWAY, a large exporter in the past, moved to the domestic market last year. At the exhibition, the company presented the two-cylinder 500cc Bobber B50, the engine of which was independently developed by HANWAY. It produces 47.6hp and 45Nm, is fitted with a slip clutch, and its rear wheel is driven by a Gates belt drive.
JEDI MOTOR’s first large-capacity motorcycle, the JD750 cruiser, was also shown at an exhibition in Beijing. Its 68hp and 67Nm engine was developed in collaboration with a renowned Italian company. The bike is equipped with a die-cast aluminum frame, double-sided swingarm, KYB suspension components and Brembo brakes.
For JEDI, this motorcycle is a step into the civilian market from the segment of products for civil servants (in particular, the police). The company intends to continue to produce large-capacity civilian motorcycles for the domestic market.