Jedi FR 750 Neo-Retro Roadster launched in China

Jinan Jedi Motorcycle Technology Ltd, or Jedi Motors, a Chinese two-wheeler manufacturer, has launched the neo-retro FR 750 roadster in its home market. Unlike most Chinese brands that are known for producing lookalikes of popular bikes, Jedi did things differently, and the FR 750 is proof of that.

It’s hard not to give the Jedi FR 750 a second look. The wide fairing paired with the muscular body panels give this bike a butch look. There’s a good mix of neoteric and retro elements throughout. For example, the headlight cowl looks straight out of the 80s and houses a modern LED light with DRL. Then there’s the beefy 18-litre fuel tank which has built-in LED indicators. But as with most Chinese bikes, is everything visible and not?

That doesn’t seem to be the case with the Jedi FR 750. This bike uses a 730cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine producing 81.5hp at 7500rpm and 60.7Nm at 6500rpm. Interestingly, this engine was developed by the iconic Swiss brand, Suter, who made the MMX 500 two-stroke racing motorcycle.

To complement this performance, Jedi has used high-end components. Thus, the suspension duties are handled by the fork and the KYB USD monoshock, while the Brembo brakes at both ends are responsible for the braking duties. Jedi ran Pirelli Angel GT tires to get the most out of the performance available.

Jedi Motors has also equipped the FR 750 with many modern features. Although it does not have a TFT screen, the multicolor LCD screen contains comprehensive data. There is also a keyless ignition system. Although there are no details on the electronic aids, it has dual-channel ABS and riding modes.

The Jedi FR 750 has been priced at CNY 43,800 or Rs 5.17 lakh. And since this neo-retro brute isn’t on his way to India, the Kawasaki Z650RS and the Honda CB650R remain your only options if you’re looking for a mid-displacement retro-themed bike.

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