The smallest Harley Davidson ever spied to compete with Royal Enfield?
Harley DavidsonIt took a long time to enter the low-capacity motorcycle segment. The American motorcycle manufacturer had previously made it clear that it intended to do so Enter the 300ccm segment in Asian developing countries. To this end, Harley Davidson even signed a partnership with Chinese Zhejiang Qianjiang motorcycle – the same company that owns the Italian motorcycle brand Benelli – manufacturing small-displacement motorcycles for sale in Asian markets.
A new spy image of the Qianjiang SRV300 has appeared on the Internet. Now this motorcycle could be renamed and sold as a Harley Davidson in certain markets. At the beginning of last year we came across spy images of the parallel twin engine Harley Davidson 338R. At first this was re-bathed Benelli The 352S was considered Harley’s small displacement motorcycle for Asian markets. However, the company now appears to have discarded this plan. Instead, the newly discovered QJ SRV300 could take its place if it were renamed the Harley-Davidson.
Just like the 338R, this new motorcycle was developed by Qianjiang. As can be seen in the picture, the motorcycle bulbs are quite compact and about the size of their potential competitors – the Hyosung GV300S and the Benda Motors Jinjira 300. While the motorcycle has not yet been officially revealed, its details had previously been leaked online like the company had requested for the documentation. It’s powered by a 296cc V-twin engine that develops around 30 horsepower, and the motorcycle’s alleged curb weight is 163 kg.
One of the biggest takeaways from this spy pic is that this motorcycle was designed to look like a traditional Harley Davidson. Unlike the 338R, which looked more like a bare motorcycle, the SVR300 has Harley’s signature Sportster design, although it has been scaled down. Even styling elements like the wheel design are similar to those of higher capacity Harleys. The previously leaked document also revealed that it will ride on 16-inch wheels and 15-inch rear wheels. It has a claimed top speed of 129 km / h and is equipped with ABS.
If this motorcycle is renamed the Harley Davidson, you can expect it to be sold in more markets than Qianjiang will be selling the SRV300. However, it remains to be seen whether this motorcycle will come to India as the renamed Harley. We believe this may be unlikely as Harley Davidson has partnered with Hero MotoCorp and the two are to develop their own entry-level motorcycle for the Indian market.