China breaks 200bhp with MV Agusta-based QJ 1000 RR

Pictures circulating on social media are claiming to show an MV Agusta-based QJ 1000 RR sports bike complete with 200+ bhp!

the QJ-1000-RR sports bike

CHINESE motorcycle maker QJ is reported to be working on a new sports bike based on the MV Agusta 1000 RR. It’s being imaginatively dubbed the QJ 1000 RR.

The images you see here have been widely shared by the global motorcycle media, and also on social media in GJ’s native China, and they do indeed show a sports motorcycle from the brand based on the ultra-exotic MV Agusta Brutale 1000 RR!

We have no concrete specs for the model as yet, with no word from either MV or QJ on the pictures, although should the bike be true to the original it is borrowing much of its parts from, it should propel QJ (and the Chinese motorcycle industry) into the 200bhp club and beyond.

The bike shown in the pictures is an attractive-looking sports bike, with familiar lines to the seat, exhaust, and swingarm. It’s the engine casings that really give the game away on this one though, as on the video you can see below the ‘MV’ branding on the engine casings is clearly still evident.

This isn’t a cut-copy-paste of the MV though, with QJ putting its own stamp on the front end and fuel tank of the machine. It’s not quite as svelte as the MV though, looking a but more bulbous and ungainly around the cockpit of the bike. As is needed when a bike boasts 200bhp or more, the QJ 1000 RR even boasts singlets mounted on either side of the fairing.

While the model points to a future new model from QJ, assuming that could be jumping the gun slightly – and we still don’t know exactly when these images were taken. While it’s true that QJ joined MV in a ‘technical partnership’ more than two years ago, in the autumn of last year KTM acquired a significant stake in the Italian marque. Many reports that this initial purchase, which includes distribution rights of the bikes, is a precursor to a larger scale purchase further down the line. Any deal like that could pour cold water on the idea of this Chinese hyperbike.

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