Adishwar Auto Ride India (AARI) has announced the launch of Chinese motorcycle brand Zontes in the country. The company already sells Benelli, Keeway and Moto Morini brands in India and Zontes is the newest addition here. Founded in 2003, Zontes belongs to Guangdong Tayo Motorcycle Technology Co. Ltd. and produces motorcycles as well as advanced industrial equipment. The company claims that around 80% of its components are manufactured in-house. Zontes will be sold by independent dealers separately from existing brands under AARI.
Speaking about the association, Vikas Jhabakh, general manager,
AARI said, “We are thrilled to introduce Zontes –
a young, bold and futuristic brand in the Indian market. The brand is ready to redefine engineering standards with a focus on innovation and technology. In
Moreover, it has taken advantage of robotic technology to develop high quality, safe and durable products. Zontes Motorcycles has the potential to impact and accelerate segment growth in the country. The association is a
demonstrates our commitment to meeting the requirements of Indian customers by
the growing premium mobility segment.”
Zontes plans to begin operations later this year with at least five new products. It will also have a network of independent dealers. The brand’s international range includes motorcycles from 125 cc to 312 cc. However, the products are lifestyle oriented rather than commuter offerings. The lineup includes the 310R2 streetfighter, 310T2 adventure tourer, 310X2 sport tourer and more.
Zontes Motorcycles has been expanding globally since 2017, and the company claims to have seen 50% growth in the last 12 months alone. Currently, Zontes motorcycles are sold in 55 countries, including the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, among other markets.