Asians are probably more familiar with different types of Keeway’s – scooters, undertones and the like. But the photos you see here mark a huge departure from the Keeways we know. 

Known as the TX450R, this rally race-inspired bike marks a new chapter for the Chinese bike maker. 

The design is not exactly new and we have seen such race-bred designs with the Yamaha Tenere 700 and the Aprilia Tuareg 660. 

And as with all things that are popular, you can expect the Chinese bike makers to capitalise on a popular fad. 

Keeway is a brand under Chinese conglomerate Qianjiang Motors, or better known to all as QJ Motor. And the TX450R was first shown at this year’s EICMA show in Milan.

Its race-bred design that undoubtedly looks hardcore also looks like it belong in the deserts of Dakar or the jungles. But it is not all good-looks, it also features some modern tech such as a full-LED multi-optic headlight, a massive full-colour TFT screen, a cast-aluminium double-cradle frame as well as fully adjustable Fast Race inverted forks. 

The race suspension is also part managed by a multi-linkage equipped monoshock that offers an impressive 280mm of wheel travel, which is a hint at what this bike is made to do. 

Power is provided by a 449cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 42hp at 8000rpm and 38Nm of torque. Gear shifting duties is managed by a 6-speed gearbox where else the wheels measure in at 21-inches up front and 18 at the rear. 

Stopping power is provided by Nissin callipers. 

Interestingly, it comes with three fuel tanks that is located at different areas of the bike to provide optimal balance. Fuel capacity measures in at 28 litres. 

It is not yet known when the bike will go on sale and if it will be offered for the Malaysian market. In fact, not much is known about the bike at all, except for the fact that it looks really cool. 

The Royal Enfield SG650 first made an appearance at this year’s EICMA show as a concept. And usually concepts are just that, a concept. Some may talk about it, and others disregard it as something that may or may not make it to production. 

Rarely is a concept shown as a production model so soon after its first appearance, but that is exactly what transpired with the Royal Enfield SG650 – now known as the Shotgun 650, its production name. 


Chinese motorcycle manufacturers have been consistently impressing the market with their advancements in recent years, continuously raising the bar for quality and innovation. An intriguing trend has emerged where Chinese brands collaborate with European counterparts, such as the partnerships between KTM and CFMoto, BMW and Loncin. The latest fusion of talents is the collaboration between MVAgusta and QJ Motor.

QJ Motor showcased its latest creation—the SRK1000 RC concept at this year’s EICMA show. This concept motorcycle boasts an engine derived from MV Agusta’s lineup, coupled with high-end components and a visually striking design crafted by QJ’s Italian design team.

Visually, the QJ SRK 1000 RC concept is a showstopper. The twin-pod headlamp, set in a sharp, angular fairing, seamlessly integrates with a robust fuel tank and a sculpted upswept tail section. Notable features, including the single-sided swingarm, twin stubby exhausts neatly tucked beneath the tail, and diamond-cut alloy wheels, contribute to the motorcycle’s overall aesthetic appeal. Interestingly but unsurprisingly, from certain angles, it bears a resemblance to the MV Agusta F3 Supersport.

Under the sleek exterior, the motorcycle is powered by a 1,078cc inline four-cylinder engine, delivering an impressive 146bhp and a peak torque output of 112Nm. This engine is a reworked version of the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 RR’s powerplant. It’s worth noting that the performance figures, while substantial, fall short compared to other contemporary liter-class sportbikes like the Ducati Panigale V4 and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, which boast power outputs exceeding 200bhp. However, the QJ SRK 1000 RC compensates with top-notch components, including Ohlins suspension, Brembo Stylema brake calipers, and Pirelli Rosso Corsa tires.

Enthusiasts eagerly await the production version of the QJ SRK 1000 RC, which is anticipated to be unveiled in the coming year. The likelihood of its availability in markets like Malaysia seems promising, given the growing popularity of Chinese motorcycle brands in the region.


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