Royal Enfield cloned! Hanway G30 adventure motorcycle announced

Chinese brand Hanway has announced a new adventure motorcycle called the G30 and it seems to be a copy of the Royal Enfield Himalayan!


WE all know that much of the Chinese automotive industry has the loosest regard for international copyright laws. From BMW to Ducati, if it’s already been a major success for a global brand, the chances are a Chinese firm will recreate it – normally with disastrous results.

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The Hanway G30 is the latest machine from China to make us do a double-take, as it seems to be styled, on the highly successful Royal Enfield Himalayan adventure bike.

The bike is powered by a 250cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that produces a claimed 25bhp and 16lb-ft of torque. The rest of the bike is pretty much a carbon copy of the Royal Enfield – seat height, 800mm, check. Wheelbase around 1,400mm, check again. Even the ready-to-ride wet weight should be about the same once fuel and fluids are poured into it.

There are a couple of factors that set the Hanway apart from the Himalayan though, with the first being in the adoption of a TFT dash – although even that doesn’t look like it's an original design! The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that the dash design, layout, and font all look suspiciously like those found on KTM’s range of small to mid-capacity motorcycles, such as the 490 Adventure and Duke models. And the KTM inspiration doesn’t stop there, the swingarm of the Hanway seems to also borrow KTM’s design of crisscrossed bracing sections. The more you look, the more you notice.

To check out a list of other Chinese-built bikes that seem to be ‘inspired’ by global models, click here.