The corporate’s Indian showrooms will home a pair of retros, a unadorned streetfighter and even a V-twin cruiser.
Originally of the month, we broke the information about QJ Motor making its entry into the Indian market, and now, the corporate has simply introduced this formally. As we have reported earlier, the line-up is confirmed to include 4 fashions: the SRC 250 and SRC 500 retros, the SRK 400 streetfighter and the SRV 300 cruiser.
QJ Motor India line-up: specs
Apart from saying the line-up, QJ Motor additionally revealed official specs for all 4 fashions, and a few of them have been tweaked for India in comparison with the variations bought abroad. The SRC 500, for instance, is a retro motorbike that, overseas, rolls on wire-spoke wheels and will get analogue instrumentation. However in India, it receives an alloy wheel set-up and absolutely digital instrumentation. The mechanicals stay the identical, with a 480cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 25.5hp and 36Nm.
The smaller SRC 250 is down on displacement, however options extra superior expertise than the bigger 500, with a parallel-twin, oil-cooled 249cc engine. Output figures are reasonably humble, although, at 17.4hp and 17Nm, which means that it’s outgunned by the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Yamaha FZ 25. Even the smaller KTM 200 Duke produces extra energy and torque than the quarter-litre QJ, and the SRC’s output figures are extra similar to one thing like a TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
One QJ Motor mannequin that doesn’t disappoint on the spec sheet is the SRK 400. Actually, it appears fairly properly poised to supply competitors to one thing like a KTM 390 Duke, with a 400cc parallel-twin that produces 40.9hp and 37Nm. With an additional cylinder over the KTM, it’s significantly heavier, although, at 186kg (kerb). On the upside, it does pack in some beefy underpinnings, with a twin disc set-up up entrance and a chunky upside-down fork.
The ultimate mannequin for India is probably essentially the most intriguing, within the type of the SRV 300. It is a V-twin cruiser with a robust Harley-Davidson connection. The Milwaukee large is eager to faucet into the quickly rising middleweight section in Asian markets, and to that finish, it has partnered up with QJ Motor. The SRV300 is a mannequin that may very well be rebadged as a Harley-Davidson and bought in lots of of those markets. If it does sport the H-D badge someday within the close to future, it would develop into certainly one of solely a handful of Harleys to be powered by a liquid-cooled engine. Displacing 296cc, this motor produces 30.3hp and 26Nm for India, and is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
All of QJ Motor’s incoming fashions produce barely much less energy of their Indian guises than they do abroad. That is probably all the way down to the truth that our BS6/Euro 5 emission norms are extra stringent than these enforced in QJ’s house market of China.
With an entry to our market now formally introduced and the line-up revealed, the one lacking piece of the puzzle is the costs for these upcoming bikes, which ought to be revealed fairly quickly. As soon as launched the QJ fashions can be bought by means of the multi-brand Motovault dealerships, which at the moment promote Zontes and Moto Morini fashions.