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Kove 400RR four-cylinder sportbike launched in China

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Anuj Mishra

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Kove 400RR four-cylinder sportbike launched in China

- Features a high-revving 67bhp engine

- Takes visual inspiration from multiple sportbikes

- Pricing and availability not announced yet

China-based two-wheeler manufacturer, Kove has recently unveiled the new 400RR sportbike in its home country. The 400RR is quite a unique proposition as it features an inline four-cylinder engine layout, in spite of boasting a small 400cc displacement.

As per online rumours, this is an area that even Kawasaki is considering tapping into with the new Ninja ZX-4R. Similar to the existing ZX-25R, it’s speculated to come with a high-revving, four-cylinder motor. Coming back to the Kove 400RR, it is propelled by a dual-overhead camshaft, inline-four mill that’s developed in-house by the brand. The company claims that this unit produces an impressive 67bhp at 13,500rpm and 29Nm of peak torque at 12,000rpm. Furthermore, weighing just 158kg, it can attain a commendable top speed of 220kmph. 

Left Side View

As for the cycle parts, the 400RR rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with an aluminium gullwing-type swingarm. Damping duties are handled by USD forks and a monoshock while braking is taken care of by a pair of discs at the front and a single rotor at the rear. Visually, the bike looks like an amalgamation of multiple sportbikes. While the front closely resembles the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, the fuel tank and fairing shape are similar to the Ducati SuperSport. The tail, meanwhile, is reminiscent of the Keeway K300 R

Kove is yet to reveal the pricing and availability of the 400RR for the Chinese market. As for its India entry, it won’t come to our shores anytime soon. 

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