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Old 17th November 2022, 17:14   #1
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QJ Motor launches its SRC range to take on Royal Enfield

China-based QJ Motor has launched its SRC motorcycle range in India. The SRC 250 is priced at Rs 1.99 lakh, while the SRC 500 costs Rs 2.69 lakh (ex-showroom).

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The QJ SRC is a retro-styled motorcycle that will compete with the likes of the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The 250cc version is available in single-tone colours, while the 500cc model comes in dual-tone paint schemes and alloy wheels. The bikes have a typical teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a round headlamp and a single-piece seat.

The SRC 250 is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 17.4 BHP and 17 Nm. The SRC 500 uses a 480cc, single-cylinder block that pumps out 25.5 BHP and 36 Nm.

Both bikes are equipped with conventional telescopic fork suspension at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. They get disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS.
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Old 17th November 2022, 20:09   #2
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Re: QJ Motor launches its SRC range to take on Royal Enfield

Just because the bikes are retro-styled, do they have to have power figures from the '90s? I remember being underwhelmed to learn that the newly launched Bullet 500 made a meagre 22 bhp. Indian bikers need better alternatives.
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Old 17th November 2022, 22:07   #3
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Next United Motorcycles in the making
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Re: QJ Motor launches its SRC range to take on Royal Enfield

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The SRC 250 is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 17.4 BHP and 17 Nm. The SRC 500 uses a 480cc, single-cylinder block that pumps out 25.5 BHP and 36 Nm.
SRC 250 comes with a twin cylinder engine. I think this makes it the cheapest twin on sale in our market.
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Old 18th November 2022, 01:32   #5
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SRC 250 comes with a twin cylinder engine. I think this makes it the cheapest twin on sale in our market.
Yes good catch. Though it's the least powerful twin cylinder engine in the world probably 😂

17 bhp and just 17 nm of torque means means it's a close comparison with an Apache 160 which is half its price.

Yes they are two different bikes but with the new RE 350cc engine being quite refined and with the Honda CB350 also available I don't know who will even want to consider this bike for close to 2.5l on road.
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Actually it’s 4 models. You’ve missed out the better ones - https://www.timesnownews.com/auto/bi...ticle-95576024

The SRV 300 is a retro styled V Twin with 30 horses at 3.5. And the SRK 400 which is a street naked with a liquid cooled in line twin at 3.6. Makes about as much power as the KTM 390s. Of course, whether it’ll gain any traction is debatable given these latter two will end up in the vicinity of 5L on road in Bangalore, that this is truly a ‘house brand’ with no effort to disguise it and it’s coming from a distributor with a questionable track record. Considering they seem to have done an ok job with their launch of Moto Morini (or better than their history suggests), they might’ve been better off spending some time building that, rather than launching this too.
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Re: QJ Motor launches its SRC range to take on Royal Enfield

I remember a number of manufacturers who introduced their motorcycles and positioned it against Royal Enfield :

1) UM - Renegade
2) Regal Raptor
3) Benelli - Imperialle
4) Kawasaki - W (Bajaj Boxer Lookalike)
5) Classic Legends - Jawa/Yezdi
6) Keeway K-Light
7) QJ Motors
8) Bajaj Dominar (tried from their advertisement)
9) Honda H'ness (Doing good sales as of now)

Most of these motorcycles are still struggling (or already obsolete) to establish their identity in the Indian Market. The Royal Enfield has created a niche market for itself.
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I remember being underwhelmed to learn that the newly launched Bullet 500 made a meagre 22 bhp. .
27BHP actually...but the real action was in the healthy 41Nm of Torque the Bullet/Classic 500 made, more than this QJM thingy!
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I remember a number of manufacturers who introduced their motorcycles and positioned it against Royal Enfield :

1) UM - Renegade
2) Regal Raptor
3) Benelli - Imperialle
4) Kawasaki - W (Bajaj Boxer Lookalike)
5) Classic Legends - Jawa/Yezdi
6) Keeway K-Light
7) QJ Motors
8) Bajaj Dominar (tried from their advertisement)
9) Honda H'ness (Doing good sales as of now)

Most of these motorcycles are still struggling (or already obsolete) to establish their identity in the Indian Market. The Royal Enfield has created a niche market for itself.
The hness is held back primarily by its service/showroom reach.May I say it is a homage to the classic 500. Dominar failure (sort of) due to is misrepresentation/wrong marketing. Plus the domi has its fair share of quality issues.
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