Zontes India launch will comprise 5 products in the coming months… We could see a maxi-scooter as well…
So, a lesser-known Chinese brand – Zontes Motorcycles – have made their entry into the Indian market and have announced their plan of bringing at least 5 two-wheelers into our market. These 5 vehicles could be all motorcycles or a combination of motorcycles and scooters.
Chinese Brand Zontes Motorcycles
Established way back in 2003, Zontes Motorcycles is a subsidiary brand of Chinese Guangdong Tayo Motorcycle Technology Co. Ltd. The company boasts specialisation in motorcycles & scooters production utilising advanced industrial equipment and processes.
Presently, Zontes are selling their products in 55 countries which include the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, Brazil, Malaysia and Thailand. In the Chinese market, the company is selling 13 products in total.
Zontes India Launch Enters India – GK 350 Sports-Cafe Could Be 1st Product Launched
So, the brand Zontes is entering India in partnership with Hyderabad-based Adishwar Auto Ride India Pvt. Ltd. (AARI). AARI is the same entity that facilitates Benelli and have brought Keeway recently to India, and are preparing for the arrival of Moto Morini as well. AARI will manufacture and distribute products for Zontes Motorcycles as well.
As mentioned earlier, Zontes have an extensive range of two-wheelers on offer – consisting of 10 Motorcycles, 2 Max-scooters and 1 Electric Bike.
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It is strongly rumoured that the GK 350 Sports-Cafe could be the first product that will be introduced by the brand in our country. The bike exudes a strong roadster presence combined with various retro elements.
It will be powered by a 350 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, Bosch fuel-injected engine putting out 39 HP at 9,500 RPM and 33 Nm of torque at 7,500 RPM. This means the GK 350 will sit neatly between the upcoming KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R naked rivals.
The same power-unit could also be found on their 350V cruiser, 350D maxi-scooter, 350T ADV and 350R naked bike. However, the detuned version of this engine is powering the 350D maxi-scooter which is producing 36.2 HP.
If you are thinking – why should I bother about another Chinese brand?? – we ask you to wait and consider the design and the feature list of the Zontes vehicles.
Each Zontes motorcycle sports a distinct and attractive design language. Every motorcycle in itself could rival the Italian motorcycles – which are intricately designed and exudes the passion of the country and its designers.
The feature list, too, is impressive, consisting of keyless ignition, full-colour TFT instrumentation, all-LED lighting, ride-modes, dual-fast charging USB charging ports, dual-channel ABS etc.
We expect the upcoming 350 cc motorcycles from Zontes to be priced around Rs. 3 Lakh – Rs. 3.5 Lakh.
With that said, we bet the coming few months are going to be very exciting for the Indian market as well as the Indian bikers…