Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Loncin has revealed a new 650 cc adventure touring motorcycle at the CIMA show recently. The new model, called the Loncin DS8, follows fairly generic adventure touring bike styling with a front 'beak' but it has only adventure styling without any real 'adventure' equipment. The frame is a tubular steel type with an aluminium swingarm at the rear and upside down front forks, and standard ABS. The DS8 is not intended for hard-core off-road use though and will be positioned more as a tarmac-only touring motorcycle.
The engine is the same as the BMW F650GS - the 652 cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder mill makes 50 bhp at 6,500 rpm and peak torque of just under 60 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The transmission is a five-speed unit and top speed of the 650GS is rated at around 160 kmph. The Loncin DS8 has a kerb weight of 198 kg. The bike gets an adventure-styled front fairing, dual headlamps and full-LCD instrument panel. So far, there's no word on when the bike will be available on sale, or if it will be available outside China.
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