- 300cc Harley-Davidson documents leaked
- Design and specifications revealed
- To be launched in China as QJMotor SRV300
It’s a known fact now that Harley-Davidson is working on a sub-400cc motorcycle in association with its Chinese partner Qianjiang that is also Benelli’s parent company. Harley had previously planned to introduce a 338cc naked street offering that was spied in China in August 2020. However, that motorcycle might not be in the pipeline anymore and is likely to be replaced by a new 300cc modern cruiser.
Going by the latest type-approval document applied in China, Harley-Davidson, along with Qianjiang, might soon launch a new 300cc bike, to be called the QJMotor SRV300. Visually, this bike is unmistakably Harley with a bobber-like styling similar to the Harley-Davidson Iron 883. It boasts a low-slung profile with a round headlamp, wide and forward-set handlebar, teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a single-piece seat and chopped front and rear fender.
The leaked type-approval documents also mention certain specifications of the QJMotor SRV300. It is powered by a 296cc V-twin engine that is capable of producing around 30bhp of peak power. The kerb weight of the bike is an acceptable 163kg and the top speed is claimed to be around 129kmph. It rides on a 16-15-inch wheel combination which is apparently suspended by upside down forks and dual shock absorbers.
The motorcycle’s arrival has already been teased in China where it will be launched first. We believe Harley-Davidson will launch it in India too. However, that will take time considering the fact that Harley recently tied-up with Hero for its India operations which aren’t fully in place yet.