QJ Motor To Launch In India Soon
Modified On Nov 29, 2022 02:27 PM By Ishan Lee
One of China’s largest bikemakers will kick off its Indian innings with four new bikes ranging from from 250cc to 500cc
Chinese bikemaker QJ Motor is a global player, with its footprint spanning across 130 countries. Make that 131 because it now has its eyes set on India. That said, it’s no stranger to India’s ever growing automotive industry as it already has its sub brands – Benelli, Keeway – retailing here with the help of Adishwar Auto Ride. Adishwar will now officially bring in the mother brand (QJ Motor) with four new motorcycles.
In India, Adishwar Auto plans on kicking off QJ Motor’s innings with four bikes - SRC 250, SRC 500, SRV300 and the SRK 400. All four motorcycles will arrive via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and will be sold through Adishwar’s Moto Vault showrooms.
The SRC 250 and 500 are two classic-style motorcycles; in fact, the SRC 500 looks rather similar to the Benelli Imperiale. It gets a 480cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor producing 25.5PS and 36Nm. The SRC 250 on the other hand makes 17.4PS and 17Nm from its 250cc, parallel-twin, air-/oil-cooled engine. Because the theme is ‘Classic’, both bikes get wire-spoke rims. However, what’s odd is that while both bikes feature disc brakes at the front, the 500 gets a rear drum brake, but the 250 gets a rear disc!
The third bike on the roster is the SRV 300 cruiser. It’s powered by a 296cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin heart making 30.3PS and 26Nm. The cruiser’s design seems inspired by Harley-Davidson’s Roadster and it looks interesting to say the least. What stood out was the hardware on the SRV 300. You get disc brakes at either end and up-side down (USD) fork too!
Last but not least, the SRK 400 streetfighter is something to watch out for. It’s modern in design and is packing enough firepower to battle the King Khan of the sub-400cc bikes, the KTM 390 Duke. Strapped with a 400cc parallel-twin engine producing 40.9PS and 37Nm, King Khan better be ready for this SRK. The hardware is impressive too, it gets stuff like USD fork, twin petal disc brakes at the front and trellis frame with an offset monoshock. However, it weighs 186kg kerb, which will limit its performance a bit.
We are expecting to see these bikes hit the market sometime towards the end of November or in December 2022.