Africa Riding Adventures Tours offers two models of motorcycles in its tours. All motorcycles undergo thorough & rigorous maintenance and check-ups after each trip, guaranteeing you a safe bike and ride every time. In addition tires are adapted to each tour depending on the kind of terrain, thus ensuring a consistent performance and a worry free ride.
Don’t forget to reserve your choice of motorbike at the time of booking!!
SWM RS 500 R
Enough is never enough! For all those who are forever seeking a little bit more, SWM has created the SWM RS 500 R. The 500 R new bodywork with the very slim seat and spoiler lines, plus excellent contact points, perfects the bike’s ergonomics, making handling even simpler and more precise. Perfectly controllable power in extravagant proportions, low weight and a state of the art chassis characterize an enduro of remarkable versatility: a sensational riding machine!
SWM RS 650 R
A hard working bike that never quits, the SWM RS 650 R offers amazing off-road technology and tough thoroughbred chassis. Great for on and off-road adventure, the 650 R delivers good power, thanks to its single-cylinder, four-stroke, 600 cc engine. Lightweight and solid, this SWM dirt bike always gives riders maximum performance and high reliability.
THE SWM STORY
SWM was formed in Milan, Italy in 1971 by two off-road racers. The model
range initially consisted of 3 models – 50cc, 100cc, 125cc with Sachs
engines. The company enjoyed success in off road racing claiming the
125cc Italian Motocross title and a bronze medal in the European 125cc
Endurance class. The company went on to produce a range of motorcycles
until it ceased production in 1984.
THE FORMATION OF A NEW PARTNERSHIP
SWM has re-emerged as a result of a new partnership between Apelio Macchi and Daxing Gong.Macchi worked previously as the Technical Manager for Cagiva, Aprilia and finally Husqvarna where he obtained 51 world titles (46 with Husky, 5 with Aprilia).Gong is a successful Chinese businessman and the head of Shineray group. Shineray is a large-scale manufacturer of two and four wheel vehicles as well as industrial products in China.The majority of SWM staff are ex Husqvarna staff who previously worked under Macchi.
MADE IN ITALY
Macchi now oversees production at SWM’s manufacturing facility in Lombardia, Italy. Formally occupied by Husqvarna, the plant recently benefited from a major refurbishment under the watch of BMW prior to the sale of Husqvarna to KTM.
A NEW ERA
SWM officially announced the revival of the brand at EICMA 2014.