QJ Motor finally lands in India

  • Nov 12, 2022
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QJ Motor, one of China’s largest bike makers, has officially set foot into the Indian market, with a host of products to follow.

India is no stranger to QJ Motor, or rather their products. Various sub-brands owned by the Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer – such as Benelli and Keeway– have already been brought to India by Adishwar Auto Ride. But now, Adishwar has seen fit to bring the main brand itself to the country. QJ is already present in 130 countries across the globe and has sold over a million bikes worldwide. The company has a huge portfolio of motorcycles ranging from small 110cc step-throughs, to scooters, and bikes going all the way up to 1200cc machines. 

As for their India plans, Adishwar Auto plans to start off with four products, which will come to India via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and will be sold through Adishwar’s Moto Vault showrooms. These products will range from 250cc to 500cc, namely, the SRC 250, SRC 500, SRV300 and the SRK 400.

The SRC 250 and 500 are from the company’s line of Classic-style motorcycles, with the SRC 500 bearing a strong resemblance to the Benelli Imperiale, though this one gets a 480cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine making 25.5PS and 36Nm.

The SRC 250, on the other hand, has slightly more neo-retro design elements and is powered by a 250cc, parallel-twin, air-oil-cooled motor that produces 17.4PS and 17Nm. While both bikes get wire spoke wheels and disc brakes up front, the 500 gets a drum at the rear, while the 250 gets a rear disc. The 250 also gets an offset single-pod digital instrument cluster, while the 500 gets a pukka old-school analogue twin-pod dash.

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The SRV 300 is an interesting little cruiser powered by a liquid-cooled 296cc V-twin motor good for 30.3PS and 26Nm. Even in terms of design, it looks like a properly scaled down Harley-Davidson Roadster. It’s running disc brakes at both ends and an inverted fork too. With Harley Davidson’s small-capacity cruiser quite far down the road, the SRV 300 might just end up becoming the mini-Harley that many Indians have been pining for.

QJ Motors’ SRK 400 is the most modern bike of the lot, and looks like it’s been designed to take the fight to the likes of the KTM 390 Duke. That said, it packs a 400cc parallel-twin motor that makes 40.9PS and 37Nm. It packs quite a lot of equipment too, such as a USD fork and twin petal disc brakes at the front. The chassis is a trellis frame unit with an offset monoshock (quite reminiscent of the Benelli TNT 300). The downside to all this equipment, however, is a rather hefty kerb weight of 186kg.

We expect these bikes to hit the showrooms sometime at the end of November or in December 2022. And of course, we’ll have more details on these bikes along with expected pricing coming out soon. So stay tuned!

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