Loncin is another respected Chinese brand that has been around for years.
Their capabilities in producing a proper engine resulted in BMW Motorrad tying up a deal with the Chongqing-based company to produce an engine for the new F 750 GS, F 850 GS, including the C 400 X and C 400 GT.
Recently, Loncin unveiled their own updated version of their popular retro-styled motorcycle, Voge 500AC.
To our surprise, the updated model bear a resemblance to the newly introduce Triumph Trident 600.
Not exactly a direct copy; instead, the Voge 500AC is tangible proof that the current demographics (significantly younger riders) are in love with a retro-styled motorcycle.
Benelli Leoncino 500 and CFMoto 700CL-X are one of many Chinese made retro-styled motorcycle built to attract younger customers.
The updated Voge 500AC retains its 471cc parallel-twin engine (a similar powerplant found on the Honda CB500X) capable of producing a healthy 48hp @ 8,500rpm and 47Nm @ 7,000rpm. Loncin also claimed the motorcycle capable of reaching a top speed of 160km/h.
Despite all the similarities mentioned, the Voge 500AC does come with commendable features, which include:
- dual-channel ABS
- fully adjustable KYB inverted fork and mono-shock
- full-colour TFT display with smartphone connectivity
- Nissin callipers mated to a 298mm and 240mm front and rear brake disc
The Loncin Voge 500AC is currently available in China for CNY34,980 (RM22,100), while its competition, CB500X and the Benelli Leoncino 500, cost more than that.
The Loncin Voge 500AC might sound like an air-conditioned product, but it has the looks and certainly the features to become a proper motorcycle to compete against the rest in its segment.