We all are well aware of what Chinese can do when it comes to imitating stuff, be it vehicles, clothing or even buildings. But when it comes to automobiles especially, few Chinese firms take the copy-paste job really seriously.
The latest victim of the cloning job in China is Yamaha’s twin cylinder sports bike, YZF-R3.
The company called “XGJAO” has made their version of R3 with dual exhaust on the bike which is the only visual reference through which one can realize that this is indeed not the original R3.
The bike is copied to every single little detail which is really mindboggling.
However, it’s definitely not a match with the real thing, in terms of performance.
Type: Water cooled, 4 – stroke twin cylinder, fuel injection
Displacement: 320 cc
Max Power: 22.7 bhp @ 8500rpm
Max. Torque: 22 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Max. Speed: 130 kmph
Acceleration of 0-60 kmph in 3.5 sec
Bore x Stroke: 62 mm x 53mm
Compression Ratio: 10.2: 1
Starting: Electric Start
Grade Oil: SAE 10 W / 40 API SG
Clutch: Oil-bathing Clutch multi-plate
Gearbox: 5 gears
But wait… the story doesn’t end here.
XGJAO website has few more clones of other global bikes like KTM DUKE 200 (re-named as XGJ200-16) and Yamaha R125 (re-named as XGJ250-21)
Damn. Tthese Chinese are having a laugh over intellectual copyrights and patents.
Images courtesy: motorival.com
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