SWM Outlaw 125, Ace Of Spades 125 Launched In Japan
Published On May 8, 2019 By Praveen M.
Both bikes are essentially entry-level scramblers
- The two motorcycles were showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show recently.
- Both bikes are priced at 5,29,000 Yen (about Rs 3.31 lakh), including tax.
- They are unlikely to be launched in India considering the high price tag.
Italian motorcycle manufacturer SWM has launched two new 125cc bikes - the Outlaw 125 and Ace Of Spades 125 - in Japan. Both motorcycles sport a retro-modern scrambler design and barring the colour schemes on the bodywork and seat, they look identical too. The two entry-level scramblers are priced at 5,29,000 Yen (including tax), which translates to around Rs 3.31 lakh at the current exchange rate.
Key features include a retro-looking circular headlamp and a single-pod instrument cluster on top. The two bikes also sport LED DRLs, LED turn indicators and an LED tail lamp.
Both bikes also feature scrambler-style dual exhausts on the side, giving them a raw, off-road look. This look is further complemented by knobby Pirelli Scorpion Rally tyres (120-section front and 150-section rear). SWM has also equipped both bikes with inverted forks up front and twin shock absorbers at the rear.
Powering the Outlaw 125 and Ace Of Spades 125 is a 124.7cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine mated to a 6-speed transmission. Although the company hasn’t revealed the engine’s power figures yet, it has mentioned that the motor complies with Euro 4 emission norms and feature fuel injection as well. Interestingly, the two bikes pack a rather generous 16.5-litre fuel tank which should ensure a good riding range. SWM also offers CBS as standard on the 300mm front and the 220mm rear disc.
Will the two scramblers come to India then? While the 125cc performance segment has gained momentum in the recent past thanks to the KTM 125 Duke, the Austrian bike manufacturer owes its success to local manufacturing, which has helped it price the sporty naked under Rs 1.5 lakh. So unless SWM decides to manufacture the Outlaw 125 and Ace Of Spades 125 in India, the chances of the two scramblers arriving in India are quite slim. If the Italian manufacturer wants the scramblers to succeed in India, it will have to find a way to price the bike at half the cost of what they retail in Japan (Rs 3.31 lakh). At present, the brand only offers one motorcycle in India via Kinetic-Motoroyale, the SWM SuperDual T.