The model inspired by the Chinese-made scrambler is the second-generation single-cylinder motorcycle, and the platform will have other models as well.
The Zontes 350GK will feature a neo-retro and urban design with a 42 hp and 350 cc engine
Chinese motorcycle brand Zontes is gearing up with a new 350cc single-cylinder platform, which will have its first model as a scrambler-inspired street bike. The Zontes 350GK, as it will be called, has now been revealed in design patents, which give a pretty good idea of ââthe production version, although the design was featured in official renderings earlier this year. What’s interesting is the new 350cc platform, which includes the engine, frame and suspension, which is likely to be used on a range of other motorcycles from the Chinese firm.
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The Zontes 350GK follows a neo-retro and urban-scrambler design. Even the headlight looks like the circular LED headlight used in the Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen models, with a horizontal strip separating the low beam and high beam. The look of the modern Scrambler is obvious, but the Zontes has its own unique styling, with the body panels including the fuel tank, saddle and belly pan all distinctively original.
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Like most of Zontes’ motorcycles, the 350GK also features dual stacked exhausts on the right side. In terms of performance, the 350 cc alone is expected to produce around 42 hp, which will put the Zontes 350 on par with the KTM 390 Duke. So far, only the final design patents have been issued and we expect to see the production model very soon. However, as with the rest of the Zontes range, there are no plans to introduce the new 350GK in India anytime soon.
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Zontes is headquartered in Guangdong, China and is a subsidiary of Tayo Motorcycle Technology Co Ltd. The brand specializes in manufacturing small displacement motorcycles, step-throughs and scooters, although the brand is well known for its 312 cc range of bikes, which are also exported to a few European markets, as well as America. Latin.
(Source: World of Cycle)
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