2020 swm rs500r review

It’s a spacious bike with a roomy ‘bar to footpeg layout but despite this the 955mm seat height is less than KTM’s and Husqvarna’s. Sherco 300 SEF-R: 2014 – 2016 USED BIKE REVIEW, Power valve adjustment tricks of the trade, Australia’s Biggest and Best Dirt Bike Magazine, O'Hare seals 10th overall in final WMX standings, Gaerne Fastback Enduro lands in Australia. When you take the RS on tight trails, it takes a lot of muscle to force the bike around. No matter how many parts you remove, you won’t get it down to the weight of a current Husqvarna FE510, which is less than 250 pounds. The only issue I had was a bit of hesitation right off idle. Often it is said when it comes to the price of something, if it looks too good to be true, then it probably is. All Rights Reserved. The Arrow muffler has opened up the top-end and brought it closer to what you’d expect from a bike costing $3-5K more. Check out this New 2020 Red SWM RS500R available from Top Gear Powersports, Inc in Roselle, Illinois. You can afford to be lazy and short shift into third gear which will pretty much do it all. There’s a hole in the market which SWM is filling with it’s affordable RS500R and it’s a welcomed change. While both bikes were a lot of fun, we preferred the RS500R. There are also smaller mirrors and the usual dual-sport accessories to be had. In order to pass EPA testing, the SWM’s EFI system is lean, just like any dual-sport bike’s. The word is that Victorian brand Safari already has a larger tank on the way, based on a slight rework of the 16-litre number that fitted the Husqvarna TE510 up to 2010. How To Ride Supercross Whoops – The Easy Way! It comes from the same factory in Italy. Within the motor, many parts had to be resourced or updated. Whether it was because of modern requirements or the transition to new ownership, the SWM is heavier than we expected. Fuel tank capacity 2.0 gal. TOUCH ME, FEEL ME TJ O’Hare finished off the 2020 season on a positive note as she sealed 10th o, Cassons has announced the new Gaerne Fastback Enduro boot is available now from, Bell is pleased to announce the Australian release of the Moto 9-Flex Fasthouse, Justin Barcia will lead the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing team, ADB Technical Editor Mat Boyd tells us about all that's new on the 2021 Kawasaki, Subscribe To Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine, Ohhh Snap! The bike now has KYB components, front and rear. Former executives from Cagiva and Asian investors acquired the factory as well as all the tooling and the intellectual rights to the older Husqvarna designs. Those measures have been eliminated, but there’s still an oddly positioned charcoal canister hanging off the left side of the motor. RRP:$8990 INTERNET:www.swmmotorcycles.com.au, SO FAR JavaScript appears to be disabled, Ricky Carmichael to race Suzuki RM250 two-stroke at AUS-X Open, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Ironman National Highlights, EPIC BATTLE: Cairoli vs Gajser MXGP Trentino, How To Seal a Leaky KTM Power Valve Cover. But more on that later. Being closely based on the Husqvarna TE510 and TE310 models, the RS bikes have given SWM an instant entree into the trail and enduro market, while a SWM RS650R dualsport (above, based on the Husky TE630) also has been released, along with a few retro road bikes.

• Occasionally stalls We think it would be easy to shed about 15 pounds. It’s a little softer off the bottom than a KTM 500EXC or Honda CRF450L, but then it catches up. EPA legal Yes And boom, simple as that, I had joined the ranks of the privileged few to receive an ADB long-termer. There’s nothing about the bike that feels dated at all. It doesn’t affect performance in any way. • High-end components The double-overhead-cam motor has the same look and many of the same parts. If you didn’t catch the first review, the SWM machines are pretty much reborn Italian Huskies from about five years ago. A revered manufacturer of competition off-road machines in the 1970s and early ’80s, SWM has been resurrected by former Husqvarna employees headed by Technical Manager Apelio Macchi with investment from leading Chinese brand Shineray. Country of origin Italy Old timers might remember the SWM name from the ’70s and ’80s. Spark arrestor Yes The RS500 is the first of several models to pass American EPA and DOT tests. The SWMs are produced in Italy in one of the same factories and by some of the same staff as the pre-BMW Husqvarnas. The RS500R’s party piece is it’s 500cc four-stroke engine that once powered the Husqvarna TE510. It takes more work to change direction and a lot of input through the footpegs is required from the rider.


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