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Old 27-07-2014, 01:02 AM   #43
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SWM was founded in 1971 by Piero Sironi and Fausto Vergani and was based in Milan, Italy.. SWM manufactured Observed Trials, Enduro, Motocross 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.. The other main manufacturers at this time included Fantic Motor, Bultaco and Montesa.When SWM went into liquidation Armstrong of Bolton, England bought the rights to the SWM XN Tornado, a Rotax engined enduro machine of 350cc or 506 cc. With CCM, Armstrong developed and marketed a military version, the Armstrong MT500, which was so successful Harley-Davidson bought the manufacturing rights in 1986,and further developed the bike as the MT350E..Armstrong-CCM Motorcycles was a British motorcycle manufacturer. Based in Bolton, England. Alan Clews formed CCM in 1971 from what was left of BSA's off-road competition team and bought spares to produce his own motorcycles. This was a successful business and the Bolton factory was established..In 1981 Armstrong bought a majority share and Clews designed a road race competition motorcycle.. They acquired the rights to the Rotax engine enduro motorcycle SWM XN Tornado from the Italian owners and developed the Armstrong MT500 military motorcycle used by the British Army in the Falklands War..For most of the 1980s Armstrong-CCM produced about 3,500 motocross and trail bikes, as well as the military off-road machines..Electric start models were built for the Jordanian and Canadian armed forces..Armstrong's Road Racing department including plans, remaining stock, tooling and manufacturing rights were sold to Colin Hopper of CWH Developments in Lancashire..Bombardier Recreational Products or BRP is a Canadian company (once part of Bombardier Inc.) that traces its roots back to the year 1942 when Joseph-Armand Bombardier founded L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée ( Bombardier Snow Car Limited) in Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec... was wondering if you and your brother could take a couple of trucks down to Aintry for us..Much of the boggy land was reclaimed for agriculture following the Alt Drainage Act...

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