- Haojue TR300 design patent revealed
- Likely to be launched in China soon
- Won’t come to India anytime soon
Haojue, Suzuki’s partner in China, is prepping to launch a new 300cc cruiser offering named the TR300. Ahead of its official debut, design patents of the motorcycle have been released showing off its styling and hardware.
Typical of a cruiser, it sports a long wheelbase and a low-slung profile. At the front, there’s an oblong-shaped headlamp with a silver bezel which is flanked by small LED turn indicators. Behind the tiny flyscreen sits a display that’s likely to be an LCD unit. Furthermore, the swooping design of the fuel tank and the rear fender resembles that of the Kawasaki Vulcan S to a certain extent. The presence of alloy wheels and a stubby exhaust lend it a modern appeal.
The engine of the Haojue TR300 is likely to be the same unit that does duty on the brand’s existing 300cc naked street bike. And if that’s the case, the TR300 will run on a 298cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that produces 28.8bhp of power and 27.8Nm of peak torque. The set of hardware evident in the patent images include telescopic forks, dual shock absorbers, a single disc at both ends, and alloy wheels that look smaller than the traditional 17-inch units. Shoeing these wheels are chunky tyres that lend an additional visual mass to it.
Given the fact that Haojue has a presence only in China, the TR300 won’t be launched in India in the foreseeable future. But its partner Suzuki has a smaller urban cruiser in India in the form of the Intruder 150.