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SWM SUPERDUAL X - proste nove XTecko - ram a motor Husqvarna TE630

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March 27, 2018
2018 SWM Superdual X: launch review
With the adventure motorcycle category continuing to evolve, SWM has expanded its range to allow enthusiasts to travel even further and deeper into the Aussie heartland

If you have a yearning to turn your back on the city, SWM’s Superdual X has created a niche market for itself by being ready for action straight off the showroom floor. It’s virtually unrivalled with its level of spec and, as we would find out on a trip through the mighty Victorian high country, it’s more than capable at allowing you to spread your wings.

A lot of people are still unfamiliar with SWM, but that doesn't mean there isn't a history behind the Italian brand. It was founded in 1971 by Piero Sironi and Fausto Vergani, initially selling trials machines fitted with Sachs and then Rotax engines before moving into the enduro scene. The company’s sporting success reached a zenith in 1981 it won a world trials title with Gilles Burgat.

However, it was a bittersweet period in the early ’80s, as the finances took a turn for the worse and the company went into receivership in 1984. A 20-year hibernation followed before SWM reopened its doors in 2014 after it purchased – with assistance from a Chinese group – the old Husqvarna factory in Varese, which was available after KTM purchased Husqvarna from BMW.

SWM also gained the rights to all of Husky’s design and manufacturing up until BMW took ownership – which left them with plenty of quality options to work with.

Confidence inspiring
The reason you can be confident in the new machine is twofold: the base is very solid as it’s actually a strong and robust TE630 Husky from 2011, and it’s been modernised with plenty of add-ons that make it suitable for its new role.

The twin cam 600c single-cylinder engine has definitely got dirt credibility down pat, but the bonus is its smoothness on the road. You could happily punch out 200km-plus in a single stint without vibration putting a premature end to the feeling in your hands.

The frame is also pure Husqvarna and, as it was designed as a hardcore off-road weapon, that’s more good news. It’s tough and designed to take big hits, which is confidence inspiring in itself: you know you’ll get home home in one piece when the unexpected happen.

It also means that the 169kg Superdual handles extremely well and can go places that you wouldn’t take one of the bigger adventure bikes.

Adding to the pie
There are plenty of SWM’s own ideas that make this Superdual X much more refined than the old Husky ever was – and much more suitable for eating outback miles.

The first and most obvious difference is the 19-litre tank (the TE630 was 12.3 litres), which gives the Superdual X a big range. The effective working range is around the 400-450km, and that gives this bike some serious distance between fuel stops. It also comes standard with handguards and an alloy bash plate.

A centrestand doesn’t sound like a big deal until you are in the middle of the desert with a flat tyre, so it’s a definite bonus to have. The crash bars also come standard and, as we found out on the launch, they were put to the test and do work well to protect the radiators and important running gear.

Accessories include provision for a 12-volt socket, 32-litre panniers and driving lights – the last two (valued at $1500) thrown in for free until March 31, 2018. Get in quick!

Performance upgrades
The suspension has been completely altered with a set of Fastace 45mm forks (with rebound and compression adjustment) and a Sachs shock (with rebound and a handy preload turn handle).

The engine gets a new ECU and a Mikuni throttle body, there are GLM rims made by Giant, and the rear hub has a cush drive that does a great job of smoothing the snatchiness out of the drive line – important when travelling big distances.

The X in finished form is an excellent bike that is ready to hit the road, trail or even single track – and on the launch we hit all three. Here’s how it faired.

The road
The Superdual X is surprisingly smooth and adept at covering kilometres on the tarmac. Normally on a big enduro bike there’s vibration, road noise and generally just uncomfortable times ahead, but the X is more akin to larger capacity adventure machines on the blacktop.

There are also a couple of seat options: the original lower one, which is quite sculptured but comfortable, and a taller version which lets you move around more. Although I felt wedged in with the lower seat, it was still comfy and for me – and I prefer the lower height in the tight going anyway.

The hydraulic clutch is light and the ABS non-intrusive on the road. There’s a tacho built into the neat LCD speedo unit, and overall it’s a comfortable ride. The bars are also adjustable, and the Brembo brakes are also powerful enough to get the job done on the road. I didn’t encounter any fade, even with the single disc.

The trail
We had plenty of opportunities to ride the Superdual X through its natural terrain. The bike comes fitted with Metzeler 3 Sahara tyres, which are a great compromise for both on- and off-road. The pace was reasonably quick at times, especially on the fire tracks where the X proved it had plenty of power on hand to spin the rear on a whim. It made posing quite an easy task!

The best part about the 58hp (42kW) on hand is that it was easy to control. The conditions were slippery, but even with the X moving around underneath I felt in control. It’s slightly top-heavy with a full tank of gas, but that feeling quickly evaporated when the level went down – and it’s a small price to pay for the distances you can travel.

The single track
This is the part where the Superdual X breaks new territory with its ability to go where the bigger adventure machines daren’t go. We sampled some tight, wooded, single-lined rutted terrain covered in logs (Ed: say that fast after a few beers or champagnes!) and the X almost felt like an enduro bike even with its non-competition tyres.

I could lift the wheel to jump obstacles, and the only issue I had was the ABS kept cutting in when the grip was low. I’m sure there will be a fix for that, and the fact that you can already turn the rear off by a switch on the bar means it’s possible.

Summing up
The Superdual X is probably the only bike I can think of that can travel to more places than any other standard bike off the showroom floor. Yes, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure can go further but not into as many tight places and yes, a Suzuki DR 650 is a bit cheaper, but it doesn’t have the fruit and needs work to set it up. The SWM Superdual X is in a league of its own, and straight out of the box you can throw your gear on and start living the dream.

SPECS: 2018 SWM SUPERDUAL X
ENGINE
Type: Liquid-cooled DOHC four-valve single cylinder four-stoke
Capacity: 600cc
Bore x stroke: 100mm x 76.4mm
Engine management: Electronic fuel injection with Mikuni throttle body

PERFORMANCE
Claimed maximum power: 58hp (42kW) at 7500rpm
Claimed maximum torque: 53.5Nm at 6500rpm

TRANSMISSION
Type: Six speed
Final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multiplate

CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR
Front suspension: 45mm Fastace upside-down forks
Rear suspension: Sachs shock
Front brake: 300mm disc
Rear brake: 240mm disc, switchable ABS
Tyres: Metzeler Sahara – 21-inch front, 18-inch rear

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITIES
Weight: 169kg
Seat height: 890mm
Wheelbase: 1495mm
Fuel capacity: 19 litres

OTHER STUFF
Price: $10,490 plus on-road costs
Test bike supplied by: SWM Australia
Warranty: 24 months or 20,000km parts and labour
Written by
Steve Martin
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Re: SWM SUPERDUAL X - proste nove XTecko - ram a motor Husqvarna TE630

Příspěvek od Radus88 » pát říj 19, 2018 7:23 pm

Za 190 tis. Hodne slušná mašina:)

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