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SWM Gran Turismo

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Feature -

Hav­ing been pleas­antly sur­prised and im­pressed by the Sil­ver Vase and Gran Mi­lano, the Gran Turismo was some­thing of a let-down. It’s not that it’s a bad bike, far from it, it’s just not very spe­cial. The Turismo is ev­ery­thing the Vase is, but with more road- ori­en­tated Miche­lin Pi­lot Ac­tiv tyres. But where the Vase looks fan­tas­tic and the Mi­lano is a joy to ride, the Turismo lacks the same ap­peal of a unique char­ac­ter, rob­bing it of a clear rea­son to warm to it.

It could just be me, and some riders may feel its clas­si­cal look is more ap­peal­ing than the other models’ fash­ion-pleas­ing style, but it left me a lit­tle cold. If you look at the Turismo and like what you see, then you will cer­tainly also en­joy the en­gine’s spirit and sound, the com­fort­able rid­ing po­si­tion and the plush ride. Per­son­ally, I pre­ferred the more ad­ven­tur­ously-styled SWM models.

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