Voge unveils new SR4 350 maxi scooter at Intermot show

The Chinese-owned Italian manufacturer Voge has revealed its new entry in the maxi scooter segment: the 350cc single-cylinder SR4 350.

Voge 350 SR4 maxi scooter

At the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Voge has launched its new maxi scooter: the 350 SR4. 

Voge’s new SR4 350 maxi scooter is powered by a 350cc four-stroke single-cylinder DOHC engine with liquid cooling and producing 21.3kW, or 29 horsepower. 

50kph (31mph) is reached within 3.1 seconds, and 28 kilometres can be ridden on one litre of fuel (WMTC). With a 12.8-litre fuel tank, there is a maximum range of 358.4km. With petrol prices set to rise again, this is certainly no bad thing.

Dry, the SR4 350 will weigh 205kg, and its dimensions are: 2,185mm x 805mm x 1,390mm. Additionally, the seat height is 775mm, and wheelbase 1,565mm.

Chassis-wise, the SR4 350 features a steel tubular frame with 34.8mm front forks and dual rear shocks with adjustable preload. Braking is done courtesy of two 265mm front discs, and a single 265mm rear disc - all of which are provided by J. Juan, and are operated with assistance from dual-channel ABS. 

Its identity as a maxi scooter is referenced also in its Italian name: Sfida SR4. “Sfida” translates from Italian to English as “challenge.” This is not the name of the scooter outside of Italy, seemingly (elsewhere it will be referred to as SR4 350), and of course it is not really designed for the trails, but intracity travel is certainly enhanced by such power. In this sector, its opponents are established, and include Suzuki’s Burgman 400, Honda’s Forza 350, and BMW’s C 400 GT. 

The latter forms the base of the Sfida SR4. Voge is owned by Loncin, a Chinese company, who have a relationship with BMW which they also leveraged for the recently-announced Voge 900 DS

In the case of the Sfida SR4 350, the engine is carried over from the C 400 GT, albeit with five fewer horsepower for the Voge, as well as the wheel size, tyre dimensions, and fuel tank capacity. There are also other areas where there is little deviance between the two bikes, such as wheel travel, wheelbase, and seat height. 

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