Zontes Launches Cafe Racer GK350 in India to Compete with Royal Enfield Continental GT 650
China's very own automaker, Zontes, has entered the Indian market via a partnership with Adishwar Auto Ride India Pvt (AARI), and they've already released a total of five distinct motorcycle models in India. You won't believe it, but Zontes has recently introduced the GK350, a cafe racer motorcycle that comes in not one, not two, but three different color combinations - Black Blue, Black Gold, and Silver Orange. The Black Blue variant is priced at ₹3.37 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Black Gold and Silver Orange variants are priced at ₹3.47 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Zontes GK350 directly competes against the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650,
which is another cafe racer available in the Indian market. However, the Husqvarna Vitpilen GT 650 is a more affordable option when compared to both the Zontes GK350 and the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
The GK350 from Zontes is equipped with a 349cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine, which is utilized in the other Zontes motorcycle models as well. engine of the GK350 by Zontes generates a maximum power of 38 bhp at an astounding 9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 32.8 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and features fuel injection, electric ignition, and a DOHC setup.
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comes to its design, the GK350 from Zontes boasts a contemporary spin on classic cafe racers, featuring a circular headlamp, bar-end mirrors, a cafe-racer style fuel tank, a sleek tail lamp located beneath the flat seat, and spoked rims. The side of the bike features a twin-barrel exhaust, while all the lighting elements on the bike are LED units. Surprisingly, the fuel tank of the GK350 cafe racer from Zontes is quite capacious at 17 liters, while the seat stands at a height of 795 mm, making it easily accessible for a vast majority of individuals.
Braking duties on the Zontes GK350 are done
by a 320 mm disc in the front with a cover and a 265 mm disc at the rear. The bike also features a dual-channel anti-lock braking system. The GK350's suspension is handled by 43 mm up-side down forks at the front and a mono-shock at the back.
In conclusion, Zontes has made an impressive entry into the Indian market with its launch of five different motorbikes, including the cafe racer GK350. With its modern take on cafe racers, powerful engine, and impressive design, the Zontes GK350 is a formidable competitor in its segment and is sure to make an impact in the Indian market.