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Introducing VOGE to the UK: Flagship 500DS adventure motorcycle bows

VOGE joins the UK motorcycle market! Affordable Chinese built motorcycles with premium parts. First up, the 500DS adventure model, with more models coming.

VOGE UK 500DS adventure model

NEW on the market with Chinese roots and premium parts, VOGE is set to launch in the UK with their first model into the range - the adventure-sized 500DS - and another model due to be announced soon.

VOGE is a brand from China, established in 2018 as a subsidiary brand to Loncin, one of the world’s largest developers and producers of motorcycles in the world, and has been building and selling motorcycles since 1983 in over 100 countries. 

Despite the preconceptions of Chinese motorcycles, VOGE aims to build premium motorcycles with the best performance, technology and high-quality components available - but without the ‘eye watering price tags’. 

VOGE launches in the UK with the 500DS

In the case of the 500DS, it’ll be available from the UK-wide dealer network at £4,999.99, and is kitted out with: Nissin brakes with ABS, KYB suspension, Pirelli Angel tyres, Bosch EFI fueling system and a large TFT display. 

That price tag isn’t bad when you compare it to the Honda CB500X at £6,199.99 which it’ll be sparring with from the off. 

Powering this A2 compliant adventurer is a twin-cylinder liquid-cooled motor, producing peak power of 46.2bhp @ 8500 rpm, with torque figures of 42.5Nm @ 7000 rpm. Dry weight is around 188kg, seat height an accessible 815mm, and fuel tank is a large 17L.

Is this the start of something amazing?

All in, this 500DS is set up nicely to provide a great foundation for riders after an accessible A2 compliant adventure tourer, with a spec list that raises an eyebrow for all the right reasons (especially when you factor in the £4,999.99 price, and 2-year parts and labour warranty). 

VOGE aren’t stopping there, either. A new model will be announced shortly to join the 500DS, no doubt with the same parts list and affordable price tag. VOGE is sure to be a name to keep an eye on. 

Oh, and if you weren’t already sold on the 500DS, it comes with a 2 years parts and labour warranty from new, is available on a MotoNovo 0% interest finance offer for a limited time, and the first 32 sold in the UK will get the matching panniers and top box thrown in for free.

We’ll bring you more on VOGE as we hear more, it's certainly a promising beginning. Hopefully we can swing a leg over in the near future to let you know how it all translates on (and off) the road.

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