It was in 2019 that Harley-Davidson and China’s Qianjiang Motor entered into a joint enterprise to manufacture a sub 500 cc model along with a new 500 cc design, made specifically for Asian marketplaces. But even with a couple of sketches and examination mules staying noticed, the motorcycles in no way came close to a current market start. Now, all that is to change as aspects about the Harley-Davidson X350 and the Harley-Davidson X500 have been leaked in advance of a current market debut. That is simply because the HarleyDavidson-QJ Motor JV has been formally given a go-in advance to manufacture motorcycles by the Chinese Govt.

Very clear photos also accompany the leaked particulars of the two motorcycles. Even though internally they are code-named Hd350 and High definition500, badging on the bikes reveal that they will be named X350 and X500. Chatting about the 350 very first, it is probable to get a 353 cc parallel-twin motor, which will be liquid-cooled. The motor is predicted to churn out everywhere among 30 to 35 bhp and have a major velocity of 143 kmph. The motorcycle will have a kerb pounds of 195 kg, which is on the portlier aspect.

The X500, the more substantial bike, is probable to use the exact same motor and body as the Benelli Leoncino 500, which is at the moment on sale in India. So, there will be a 500 cc parallel-twin engine which will be liquid-cooled and will make 47 bhp at 8,500 rpm along with 46 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Hope the motorcycle to have a leading pace of 159 kmph and a kerb bodyweight of all over 207 kg, which is lighter than the Leoncino 500. Common attributes on both of those bikes are twin-disc brakes up front, solitary-disc at the rear, USD fork up front, monoshock at the rear and alloy wheels. The X350 receives petal sort discs up front although the X500 receives normal, standard discs.

Each bikes have a roadster search, very similar to each individual other, with a minimalist design, uncovered frame and motor, round headlight and a stepped seat.

Beneath the present JV, Harley did reveal a 350 cc bike earlier in 2019, with a 338 cc parallel-twin engine from the Benelli 302S, but that was scrapped and the current bike took condition in its location.

Now, the strategy for Harley and QJ Motor to enter a JV was to manufacture low-capability bikes for the Asian marketplace, with the Harley model identify, but it may perhaps be doable that these bikes don’t make it to the Indian market place at all.  But fear not! Harley-Davidson and Hero MotoCorp with each other are operating on a very low-ability, India-unique quality motorcycle, which will be introduced in the coming decades.