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Loncin LX650 And New Loncin Engines At CIMA 2010

Loncin LX650


Loncin Motorcycles had a large presence at the 2011 CIMA show in China this year. On display was the LX 650 most likely powered by the same 650 single they build for BMW G650GS.

The LX650 borrows it’s looks from the vTwin 650 Suzuki Gladius.

Loncin TQ260 Engine

Loncin TQ260 Engine

Loncin also displayed modern liquid cooled engines that we can assume will allow Loncin to meet strict emissions requirements around the world.  The TQ260 four stroke 260cc engine, the YF300 four stroke 300cc engine and the SH125 scooter engine were on display but did not seem to be in any of the Loncin bikes at CIMA.

Loncin YF300 motor

Loncin YF300 engine At CIMA 2011


See more pictures of Loncin Motorcycles in the gallery below (click read more).

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Fischer MRX 650 L Features Low Seat Option

Press release: Fischer Motor Company Introduces Lower Seat-Height MRX

Pocomoke City, Maryland (March 19, 2010) – American motorcycle manufacturer Fischer Motor Company is pleased to announce a special new sport motorcycle with a lower seat height, the MRX 650 L.

Performance sport bike riders expect and demand sharp looks and great handling, but until now this has meant a high seat height that excluded some riders from being able to reach the ground when seated at a stop, or forcing these riders to ride cruisers. Sport motorcyclists can now ride on the street with style, comfort, and confidence on the Fischer MRX 650 L.

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Bennche Relieves QLINK Of US Distribution Of Megelli

Johnny Tai Bennche Inc

Johnny Tai of Bennche on his companies Megelli 250m

The latest Megelli motorcycles are some of the sharpest looking quarter-liter bikes to hit the beginner bike scene. In 2009 QLINK had all but secured US distribution of the bikes, announced rollout plans and retail price.

Former QLINK VP Johnny Tai left the company last year and started Texas based Bennche, Inc. He and his team put together a business plan and pitched it to UK design firm Megelli and their manufacturing partner Hisun. Obviously they were impressed and now Bennche has been granted exclusive distribution of the 250r, 250s and 250m to the USA market.

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Hyosung At The 2010 Cycle World International Motorcycle Show

30th Aniversary Hyosung Avitar 650

Despite a poor economy and the absence of many big motorcycle brands Hyosung Motors America had strong presents at the 2010 Cycle World International Motorcycle show in Chicago. I chatted with Hyosung Motors America President Tony Kim and Regional Sales Manager Hyon Ko about the 2010 models and bikes in the works. Tony Kim confirmed that later this year or early next year we will see an all electric scooter from Hyosung available here in the states. The Gem 4.0 and 2.0 were first unveiled at EICMA late last year.

Hyosung unveiled the ST7 cruiser earlier this year at EICMA but the 700cc liquid cooled twin made it’s first US appearance at the Chicago show. The South Korea based company also displayed the newly redesigned GT250 and GT250R with redesigned tail section, black triple tree and fuel injection.

I captured some poor quality video on my iphone of the ST7 and Hyosung GT250R. Have a look and be sure to check the bikes out this weekend if your at the Chicago IMS show.

Check out the videos and images after the break…

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Hyosung GV700i Cruiser At 2009 EICMA

Hyosung GV700i Aquila

Hyosung GV700i Aquila

We have not received confirmation that S&T Motors will have the new GV700i Hyosung in the 2010 line up but judging by the pics our friends at Asphalt And Rubber sent me bike is looking very production ready. The classic styled liquid cooled vTwin is based on the flexible 650 that sits in Hyosung’s GV650 cruiser and GT650 sport bike line. The engine block is painted black and the valve covers and engine cases receive a chrome finish. A red GV700i with leather side bags with red stitching, windshield and case guards showed off Hyosung’s potential to accessorize the line. Dual exhaust pipes, chrome wheels, full coverage fenders and a tank mounted speedometer further differentiate the classic Aquila from it’s sporty cousin, the gv650 Avitar.

More pics after the break…

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Zero Sportbike by 2010 | Zero Dualsport in 2009


Dealernews has a great summary of the Zero Motorcycles distribution model. In the article they mention Zero will launch an all electric (of course) sportbike in 2010. They will also have a dualsport and new MX version later this summer 2009. While most electric motorcycle manufacturers only have a few models, Zero is cranking out products at an amazing pace.

A few people in the forums mentioned it would be nice to see a dualsport version of the Zero S supermoto. However, with 16” wheels fit tightly in the custom swingarm in order to keep ride height low, a traditional 18” wheel is not an option. The dualsport will either have unconventional wheel sizes like the Zero S and Zero X or this bike will be one off and very different from the Zero S. Dealernews mentioned the Sportbike and dualsport are being built based on feedback from the customers. Zero is listening. Can’t wait to see what they do with the feedback.

Source: Dealer News