- 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.
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.