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QJ Motor SRC 500



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QJ Motor SRC 500 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications
SRC 500 Silver Black
₹ 2,39,905
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Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels
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SRC 500 Gold Black and Red White
₹ 2,40,206
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SRC 500 Key Highlights

Engine Capacity480 cc
Mileage (Expert Reported)34.8 kmpl
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight205 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity15.5 litres
Seat Height800 mm

QJ Motor SRC 500 Summary

Price: QJ Motor SRC 500 price for its variant - SRC 500 Silver Black starts at Rs. 2,39,905. The price for the other variant - SRC 500 Gold Black and Red White is Rs. 2,40,206. The mentioned SRC 500 prices are the average ex-showroom.

QJ Motor SRC 500 is a cruiser bike available in 2 variants and 3 colours. The QJ Motor SRC 500 is powered by 480cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 25.15 bhp and a torque of 36 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, QJ Motor SRC 500 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This SRC 500 bike weighs 205 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15.5 liters.

QJ Motors and Adishwar Auto Ride India have partnered to offer the Chinese brand’s products in the Indian market. The Chinese manufacturer has launched four products in our market, and the list includes the company’s middleweight retro-style motorcycle, the SRC 500.

This stylish retro model packs design elements such as a round headlight, a teardrop-shaped 15.5-litre fuel tank with a chrome filler cap, a single-piece saddle with a ribbed pattern, two-piece chrome pillion grab rails, sided-slung peashooter exhaust, and alloy wheels on both ends. This motorcycle gets three dual-tone paint themes – Silver Black, Gold Black, and Red White. The colourways affect the ex-showroom prices of the SRC 500.

Meanwhile, the mechanical specifications of the SRC 500 include a 480cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This motor is tuned to deliver a maximum output of 25.3bhp at 5,750rpm and a peak torque of 36Nm at 4,250rpm. The feature list on this motorcycle comprises a twin-pod full-LCD console and a dual-channel ABS.

The SRC 500 packs telescopic front forks and twin-sided rear springs to handle the suspension duties. Further, the braking setup comprises a 300mm disc at the front and a 240mm rotor at the rear. The alloy wheels are shod in wire-spoke wheels.

The bookings for the new SRC 500 are open at the Moto Vault dealerships across India. The prices for the new SRC 500 are in a similar range as the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Review

  • Good Things

    • Overall styling is quite pleasing
    • Equipped with decently powerful engine
    • Gets modern features
  • Could be Better

    • Misses out on LED lights
    • Poor brand recall
    • Poor sales, service access

BikeWale's Take

The QJ Motor SRC 500 is one good looking motorcycle. It gets modern retro styling that makes it look a bit aspirational. The 480cc engine on this bike churns out decent performance and the bike is equipped with some modern features. However, the brand is new, due to which it doesn’t have the same recall like other bikes in the segment.    

QJ Motor SRC 500 Expert Opinion

We tested the motorcycle for a week, over a few hundred kilometres to bring you a detailed road test review. And similar to every other review on our website, we are going to start with its styling.

Introduction

QJ Motor SRC 500 Right Front Three Quarter

Why to buy it?

- Looks stylish

- Enjoyable engine performance

- Comfortable ride at highway speeds

Why to avoid it?

- Lacks features

- Expensive price

Chinese two-wheeler maker, QJ Motors, and its Indian partner, Adishwar Auto Ride India, are aiming to take a share of the retro-style motorcycle market with the SRC 500. This middleweight, single-cylinder, thumper from the Chinese brand carries a retro charm in terms of styling, while the engine packs a very enjoyable character. But is it enough to attract attention in a segment that is dominated by Royal Enfield? We tested the motorcycle for a week, over a few hundred kilometres to bring you a detailed road test review. And similar to every other review on our website, we are going to start with its styling.

Styling and Quality

QJ Motor SRC 500 Left Front Three Quarter

As mentioned above, the SRC 500 competes in the retro-style market in India, and it thus packs the necessary styling cues. The motorcycle features a single-pod headlight in a round shape, round-shaped rear-view mirrors, a twin-pod instrument cluster, a tear-drop-shaped fuel tank, a single-piece saddle with a dual-tone seat cover, and a peashooter exhaust.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Handle Bar

Now, there are subtle hints of chrome highlights, but they do not overpower the visuals, while the red and white paint theme makes the motorcycle more likeable. That said, the chrome elements on the SRC 500 include garnishing for the headlight and taillight, rear-view mirror housings, fuel-filler cap, pillion grabrails, and turn indicator body. Meanwhile, the blacked-out finish to the engine gives it a more mature look. The styling is complemented by good paint quality that features a metallic flake finish, making the QJ SRC 500 look like a premium product.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Head Light

However, a closer look reveals some flaws in the motorcycle. The lack of panels around the instrument cluster, for example, exposes the wiring on the digital display and it isn’t very visually pleasing on an otherwise good-looking motorcycle. This also seemed to have affected the function of the display that briefly froze and would stay on despite turning off the key. The issue was resolved by itself, and the only possible reason behind this malfunction could be attributed to the post-wash moisture that may have affected the unit.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Instrument Cluster

Then, there are the rider footpegs that look like they belong to a much cheaper commuter motorcycle rather than a premium product with an expensive price tag. To further add to the fit-and-finish complaints is a buzzing noise that was noticeable from the area around the instrument cluster. Now the question is, d is this a deal breaker? Well, not really, because there are other likeable bits on the SRC 500 to make up for it.

Ergonomics and Comfort

QJ Motor SRC 500 Left Side View

This retro-style Chinese product is designed for relaxed riding, and the ergonomics are spot-on for the task. The handlebar is easily reachable, while the footpegs are slightly forward-set. This delivers a very comfortable rider’s triangle. Further, the seat height of 800mm makes it fairly approachable, and at 5’10” of height, reaching the terra-firma flat-footed was not challenging. Now, it does tip the weighing scale at 205kg (kerb), which translates into some inconvenience while moving it in traffic or parking it on the centre stand. But the motorcycle hides its weight efficiently once in motion.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Rear Suspension

The suspension setup, too, complements the relaxed riding aspect as long as you put enough pressure on the springs. This can be done with the added weight of the pillion or by riding the motorcycle at a faster pace. Thus, at highway speeds, around 60-80kmph, the front forks and twin rear springs iron out minor undulations efficiently. At slower speeds, however, say around 30-40kmph, the setup at the rear feels firm, especially when riding solo. Notably, this motorcycle isn’t something that can be labelled as a canyon carver, and it isn’t very stable at high speeds. But achieving a high-speed record or settling lap times isn’t a key responsibility of the SRC 500. What this motorcycle aims to deliver is a relaxed ride experience – and it does that efficiently. But does relaxing mean being slow and lazy?

Performance and Handling

QJ Motor SRC 500 Right Rear Three Quarter

The engine performance will surprise you, and in a pleasant way. The SRC 500 is powered by a 480cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with two valves and a single overhead camshaft. Linked to a five-speed gearbox, this motor delivers a maximum output of 25bhp at 5,750rpm and a peak torque of 36Nm at 4,250rpm. The motor feels comfortable anywhere above 2,500rpm and builds power at a commendable pace all the way until its redline of 6,000rpm. In the top gear, the SRC 500 can ride at 80kmph at just 3,000rpm, while 100kmph comes just 1,000 rotations later at 4,000rpm.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Engine From Right

The light clutch and a relatively low turning radius are a blessing, especially when riding in bumper-to-bumper traffic. However, the only thing that felt missing from the package was a crisp feeling from the gear shifts. Then, as mentioned earlier, the motorcycle feels uncomfortable when pushed hard around corners or while riding above 120kmph. But cruising at 80-100kmph is almost effortless and as long as you are going easy around the corner, it feels well-behaved.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Front Disc Brake

What also feels inadequate is the feedback from the braking setup that lacks the confidence-inspiring bite, especially when dropping the anchor from high speeds – say 80-100kmph. Notably, it gets 300mm front and 240mm rear discs along with a dual-channel ABS. But the feature list isn’t as comprehensive as some of the other retro-style products in India.

Features and Technology

QJ Motor SRC 500 Instrument Cluster

The retro-styling is accompanied by basic features such as halogen lighting all around, a digital display, and the aforementioned dual-channel ABS. While the console packs a twin-pod digital display, the data on the screens is very limited. The left side of the instrument cluster shows the speedometer, odometer, and a fuel gauge. Meanwhile, the right side displays the tachometer, gear position indicator, two trip meters, a digital clock, and tell-tale indicators. The adjustable levers and hazard light functions add a hint of premiumness to the package, but the SRC 500 will not give you bragging rights among fellow riders – say people who would show up at the café on the likes of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 or Honda CB350 RS.

Fuel Efficiency

QJ Motor SRC 500 Fuel Tank

In our internal test, the QJ SRC 500 returned a fuel economy of 34.8kmpl. During the fuel economy test, we faced moderate traffic and as our standard operating procedure, rode the motorcycle under 4,000rpm, turning off the engine at signals more than 30 seconds long. This fuel economy, along with a 15.5-litre fuel tank, gives the SRC 500 a range of 540km. This is a commendable number considering the Royal Enfield Classic 350, with a relatively lower displacement and power output, delivered 32kmpl in similar conditions.

Conclusion

QJ Motor SRC 500 Right Front Three Quarter

The QJ SRC 500 is designed for a specific purpose – laid-back riding – and it does that job efficiently. The ergonomics are comfortable, while the ride quality is plush at highway speeds, and all of this makes the experience from the saddle very likeable. At the same time, it looks appealing as well, especially in the red and white paint theme that you see in the pictures. Further, excluding the very few concerns such as the wiring under the console and the basic footpegs, the motorcycle feels premium.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Left Rear Three Quarter

Its engine also packs enough grunt throughout the rev band for laid-back, as well as spirited riding, and it feels more enjoyable than the likes of the Royal Enfield Classic 350. But the braking and suspension setup feel uncomfortable while trying to keep up with high-speed demands. In all honesty, these aren’t deal breakers. In fact, it makes a surprisingly strong case when considering the target audience and the performance edge it has over the single-cylinder thumpers in the Indian market.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Front View

But it has two red flags in my books. The first issue is the premium price tag of Rs. 2.69 lakh, which puts it very close to a well-established product from Royal Enfield the Interceptor 650 that packs a higher displacement, twice the number of cylinders, and produces more power than the SRC 500. Secondly, the dealer and service network, or the lack of it, may make the ownership experience less pleasant. The company will eventually address the dealer and service network, but currently, it has a major presence in the southern part of the country.

QJ Motor SRC 500 Left Rear Three Quarter

So unless you are specifically looking for a middleweight thumper that has a very likeable performance along with a retro charm, and can live with limited service network availability, we recommend considering the Royal Enfield models at the same pricing.

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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QJ Motor SRC 500 mileage

The expert reported mileage for SRC 500 is 34.8 kmpl.

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SRC 500 Specifications & Features

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      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          480 cc
        • Max Power
          25.15 bhp @ 5750 rpm
        • Max Torque
          36 Nm @ 4250 rpm
        • Mileage - Owner Reported
          -

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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          Telescopic
        • Rear Suspension
          Telescopic coil spring oil damped
        • Braking System
          Dual Channel ABS
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc

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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          205 kg
        • Seat Height
          800 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          155 mm
        • Overall Length
          2170 mm

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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Standard Warranty
          2 year
        • Standard Warranty
          Unlimited km

      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
          No
        • Instrument Console
          Digital
        • Odometer
          Digital
        • Speedometer
          Digital

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      QJ Motor SRC 500 User Reviews

      4.3/5

      (7 Ratings) 1 Reviews

      5

      Visual Appeal


      3

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      3

      Value for Money

      Mr

      48 weeks ago


      K A Manbharasu

      The bike is good-looking, smooth to ride, and suitable for long road trips. But when it's come to service then it's weird that the service cost is more than 6000 which is too high and that too 4 months once, we have to leave for service. Service cost is very high and it is really bad. Not happy with the service cost

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      3

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      3

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

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      Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

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      QJ Motor SRC 500 FAQs

      Q: What is the on-road price of QJ Motor SRC 500 in 2024?
      The 2024 on-road price of QJ Motor SRC 500 in Delhi is Rs. 2,80,521. This QJ Motor SRC 500 price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.

      Q: Which is better QJ Motor SRC 500 or Benelli Imperiale 400?
      QJ Motor SRC 500 is priced at Rs. 2,39,905, has a 480 cc 5 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 205 kg, whereas, the price of Benelli Imperiale 400 is Rs. 2,34,929 with a 374 cc engine, and weighing 205 kg.

      Q: What are the colour options of QJ Motor SRC 500?
      QJ Motor SRC 500 is available in 3 colours which are Silver Black, Golden Black and Red & White.

      Q: What are the key specifications of QJ Motor SRC 500?
      QJ Motor SRC 500 is a Cruiser bike that weighs 205 kg, has a 480 cc BS6 Phase 2 engine and a fuel capacity of 15.5 litres.

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