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SWM PRE 75 (< 75)
SWM Logo Restorer Bravo Clubman E302T VMX Racer E362T Racer Pro Z362TR
Brand Year Model PD Valve Fork Springs Restorer
Bravo
Clubman
E302T
VMX Racer
E362T
Racer Pro
Z362TR
 
 
SWM 1972 125 $175.00 $169.00 $299.00 $599.00 $599.00
SWM 1972 250 $175.00 $169.00 $299.00 $599.00 $599.00
SWM 1973 125 $175.00 $169.00 $299.00 $599.00 $599.00
SWM 1973 175 $175.00 $169.00 $299.00 $599.00 $599.00
SWM 1973   $175.00 $169.00 $299.00 $599.00 $599.00
SWM 1974   $175.00 $169.00 $299.00 $599.00 $599.00
SWM 1974   $175.00 $169.00 $299.00 $599.00 $599.00
SWM 1974   $175.00 $169.00 $299.00 $599.00 $599.00
 
SWM PRE 85 (75 >)
SWM Logo Restorer E362T Clubman Z362TR EVO C362T Competition G362TRC Hi-Low-Pro G362TRW
Brand Year Model PD Valve Fork Springs Restorer
E362T
Clubman
Z362TR
EVO
C362T
Competition
G362TRC
Hi-Low Pro
G362TRW
SWM 1975   $175.00 $169.00 $599.00 $899.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1975   $175.00 $169.00 $599.00 $899.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1975   $175.00 $169.00 $599.00 $899.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1976   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1976   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1976   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1977   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1977   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1977   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1978   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1978   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1978   $175.00 $169.00     $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1979   $175.00 $169.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1979   $175.00 $169.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1979   $175.00 $169.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1980   $175.00 $169.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1980   $175.00 $169.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
SWM 1980   $175.00 $169.00 $799.00 $1199.00 $1699.00
 


Vintage SWM Motorcycles

SWM was founded in 1971 by Piero Sironi and Fausto Vergani and was based in Milan, Italy. SWM manufactured Observed Trials, Enduro, Motorcross and off-road motorcycles in the 1970s and 1980s. They started with small capacity Sachs engined enduro bikes and began making Rotax engined trials bikes in 1977. The other main manufacturers at this time included Fantic, Bultaco and Montesa.

SWM started making Rotax TL125 and TL320 trials bikes in 1977. Rotax built a special trials version of their rotary valve motor, with development input from Sammy Miller and Charles Coutard. Acerbis made the plastic mouldings, and suspension was by Marzocchi. These first trials machines were red and white.

In 1979 yellow and black models appeared, and in 1980 these were fitted with Girling Gas shocks and Betor forks. Gilles Burgat won the 1981 Trials world championship on an SWM. In 1982 a 240 model was produced with a blue frame, acknowledging Pernod's trials sponsorship. In 1983 all bikes got alloy swing arms, and the TL350 Jumbo was introduced. This was a new reed valve motor and frame wearing the same yellow and blue colours. In 1984 the 125 and 320 were put in the new frame, but then production ceased.

When SWM went into liquidation Armstrong of Bolton, England bought the rights to the SWM XN Tornado, a Rotax engined enduro machine of 350cc or 506 cc. With CCM, Armstrong developed and marketed a military version, the Armstrong MT500, which was so successful Harley-Davidson bought the manufacturing rights in 1986, and further developed the bike as the MT350E.


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