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Can you Feely it? Yes we can!

Another Chinese sports bike – the new 450cc twin from Feely

Feely 450

NO, YOU'RE right, the name ‘Feely’ doesn’t really tick the same emotional boxes as ‘Ducati’ or even ‘Honda’. But let’s put that to one side for a moment because, nomenclature aside, the newly-revealed Feely 450 actually doesn’t look too terrible.

That might be damning with faint praise, but given what we’ve come to expect from some of China’s bike firms it’s a definite step in the right direction.

Full details of the bike aren’t due to emerge for a few more days, but it’s a water-cooled 450cc twin, with an engine made by the rather better-known Zongshen brand. In terms of performance, it’s supposed to be good for around 36hp and 26lbft of torque.

The styling is perhaps a bit Transformers, but includes kit like LED lights. Not so sure about the graphics, though – hopefully the ‘Never Stop’ slogan on the side isn’t a reference to the brakes.

Feely actually has a few intriguing-looking bikes on the way. Other planned models include a 471cc twin-cylinder adventure bike, using a Loncin engine that’s near carbon-copy of the Honda CB500 motor, and a couple of 320cc single-cylinder models – an adventure bike and a naked roadster that looks rather like Honda’s new CB300R.