NEW Visordown Marketplace

Browse latest bikes for sale. List your bikes for FREE

Chinese 800cc V-twin cruiser due this month

New 800cc bike marks another capacity leap for Chinese-made machines

Visordown's picture
Submitted by Visordown on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 15:43

Chinese 800cc V-twin cruiser due this month

CHINA'S motorcycle market is still dominated by low-cost electric scooters and small-engined commuter machines but there are signs of an increasing interest in larger-capacity machines.

A new 800cc V-twin cruiser is intended to enter production this month; surely the largest Chinese-made motorcycle on the market so far.

As is so often the case with Chinese bikes, the bike’s roots are a confusing quagmire. These pictures come from Gaokin Industry, which appears to make the engine. However, the design perfectly matches a concept machine that was shown by Motrac last year. Motrac already makes a Loncin-engined 500cc twin-cylinder adventure bike, the MG500, and it’s likely that the production version of the cruiser will be sold under the Motrac brand in some countries.

In spec terms, the V-twin is a water-cooled, eight-valve, overhead-cam design making a claimed 60hp and 72Nm of torque. Details of the bike are more limited, but it’s got a chain final drive and LED lights. The styling is pretty conventional cruiser fare but better-proportioned than some earlier Chinese attempts, and it’s shown as a bagger in one image.

Whether the bike ever gets sold outside China is an unknown at the moment. Motrac does offer some of its small-capacity bikes in Europe and America, so there’s a possibility provided it can meet all the required type approval rules and the firm has enough production capacity to spare.

Follow Visordown

Latest News

Latest Features

Crash Media Group
Visordown is part of the CMG Full Throttle Network© : welcoming over 3 million consumers each month