The 2018 SWM Superdual arrives with updated features and loads of appeal
The SWM Superdual reignited the single-cylinder adventure bike segment with it’s powerful and reliable engine, sleek adventure styling and standard fitment accessories list that made this bike a ready-to-roll adventure seeker. For 2018 the Superdual takes it to another level with not one, but two Superdaul options and the first to arrive is the Superdual X.
New for 2018 is the highly anticipated Superdual X which features the 21/18-inch wheel combination fitted with Metzeler Sahara 3 tyres along with switchable ABS. Sporting a new look in SWM Red, the X model is available in either full power or LAMS approved configuration.
“The arrival of the Superdual X marks an exciting new time for SWM in Australia,” stated SWM’s Stephen Tuff. “Hard-core adventure riders interested in the Superdual have been waiting for 21/18-inch wheel combination and now that it’s arriving we’ve experienced a huge amount of pre-orders. This comes off the back of our very successful 2017 Superdual model that raised plenty of eyebrows with performance and value for money, unmatched in the adventure market.”
The Superdual X is due to arrive in Australia later this month which will be followed by the 2018 Superdual T in January. As with the Superdual X, the T model comes equipped with switchable ABS and in either full power mode or LAMS approved. The T model is available in SWM Grey and is fitted with 19/17-inch wheels mated to Metzeler Tourance tyres.
“Australian adventure riders have been fizzing for these two new models ever since they broke cover in Europe some months ago,” Tuff said. “The fresh new look of both models along with the switchable ABS and options of wheel sizes and unmatched standard fitment accessories is what the market has been asking for. We fielded a massive amount of enquiry and subsequent orders for the 2018 Superdual models from the recent Sydney Motorcycle Show. With plenty of orders in already and healthy numbers arriving into the country in the coming weeks we expect the 2018 Superdual models to be hitting the backroads, highways and dirt tracks across the country in record numbers.”
The Superdual X and T model both share the same liquid-cooled 600cc engine with 6-speed transmission coupled to GET ignition and Mikuni D45 fuel-injection system. Adjustable upside down 45mm forks and Sachs adjustable shock with remote preload adjuster offer a comfortable and competent ride on or off-road and the 19-liter fuel capacity allows for plenty of uninterrupted kilometers of riding
To mark the introduction of the 2018 Superdual, SWM is offering a GT Kit that includes panniers and driving lights vaued at a recommnded retail price of $1,500. This offer will run from January 1, to March 31 2018.
Adventure riding features come standard on the Superdual including hand guards, windscreen, aluminium skid plate, engine and tank crash bars, centre stand and rear carry rack plus there’s provision for 12-volt socket outlet beneath the digital speedo display. The SWM Superdual is adventure-ready. Plus, with the current promotion of free panniers and driving lights make this the most complete adventure ready bike on the showroom floor.
Recommended retail pricing for the 2018 SWM Super dual models is:
Superdual X $10,490 including GST plus ORC
Superdual T $10,490 including GST plus ORC
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single cylinder four-stoke
Bore x Stroke: 100 x 76.4mm
Clutch: Wet multi-plate with hydraulic control with cush clutch hub
Fuel system: Mikuni D45 EFI
Front suspension: 45mm USD fork with 210mm of travel
Rear suspension: Adjustable Sachs shock with external shock spring pre-load adjuster and 270mm of travel
Front wheel: 19-inch (T model) 21-inch (X model) with 300mm brake disc with ABS
Rear wheel: 17-inch (T model) 18-inch (X model) with 220mm brake disc with switchable ABS
Seat Height: 890mm
Wheel base: 1510mm
Ground clearance: 180mm
Fuel capacity: 19-litres