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SWM Classic 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.

Bike Image Description
1975 SWM 125 1975 SWM 125
1976 SWM RS175GS SWM RS125 GS SWM enduro bikes with Rotax rotary valve engines had huge success at the end of the 70's and this 175cc engined model is in very good original condition, as can be seen from the photos. 98kg, 35BHP and 9.5 inches of suspension travel at each end (Marzocchi front and rear) make for a handy performance even by today's standards. This example is from 1976 or 1977 (first model with Rotax rather than Sachs engines) and was imported from France.
1977 SWM RS125 GS 1977 SWM RS125 GS
1977 SWM 125 1977 SWM 125
1978 SWM RS250 GS 1978 SWM RS250 GS
1981 SWM RS440 GS TF1 SWM RS440 GS TF1
1982 SWM 240 Trials SWM 240 Trials Classic Twin Shock Trials Bike
1982 SWM Jumbo 350TL SWM Jumbo 350TL Image provided courtesey of

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