This tall bike gets its power from a 600cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor. This motor is based on an old Husqvarna engine and it shows. The refinement level is not upto the mark. It lacks the smoothness of the modern engine. But it gains in other areas. Torque is one such. This bike has loads of it from the word go. It has great amount of low and mid-range torque. As soon as you release that light clutch, the bike is eager to get in motion. The torque spread is lovely and if the throttle is used a bit recklessly, the front wheel could point to the sky for some time. The motor is tractable and likeable. It’s possible to stay in the sixth gear and ride at 60kmph and that’s a boon for city traffic. On the highways, the Superdual T cruises with ease. Be it 100kmph or 130kmph, the Superdual T is fun to live with. But this bike is home to vibrations and that’s visible in every gear. It intensifies as the revs crosses 6000rpm. The buzz can be felt on the handlebar and the footpegs. The six-speed gearbox is slick and offers good shifts.
The suspension setup on the Superdual T is adjustable and even with that long travel upfront, the ride quality was quite stiff at low speeds. It wasn’t a great experience, taking on the rough terrain of Lonavala, but the rear was gentle on the back. At high speeds, the bike was composed– be it on the trails, off-road sections or uneven roads. The 19-inch front 17-inch rear wheels worked together to do a good job. The Metzeler Tourance tyres offer good performance and grip. The 180mm ground clearance gives you enough confidence to go over some really big obstacles. Plus, the presence of large bash plate improves overall confidence.
The most surprising aspect of the Superdual T was its on-road capabilities. It behaves well, especially in the corners. The turn-ins are confident and you can lean deeper than you think. The Brembo brakes works efficiently.