Upcoming ‘child Harley,’ to be manufactured in collaboration with China’s Qianjiang Group, revealed in newest design filings.
The upcoming Harley-Davidson 338R revealed in design filings
Latest drawings of the upcoming Harley-Davidson 338 have emerged revealing particulars of what could be anticipated from the entry-degree mannequin from Harley-Davidson. The design submitting from China’s National Intellectual Property Administration present extra particulars and a number of other angles of the Harley-Davidson 338, which shall be based mostly on the Qianjiang Group’s QJMotor QJ350 which was unveiled just lately on the CIMA present, the China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition at Chongqing in China. The designs reveal a flat-monitor impressed motorbike sharing the identical engine and an analogous body because the QJ350, however with some notable variations.
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Compared to the QJ350, the Harley-Davidson 338R has a a lot decrease, flatter, one-piece seat for each rider and pillion. The gasoline tank additionally appears to be like considerably smaller, with a extra conventional Harley-Davidson form. The bike additionally has a radiator shroud, however the remainder of the bike seems to have much less physique panels than the Qianjiang model. At the entrance the bike has a round headlamp, over which is an offset round single-pod instrument console. At the rear, the 338R has a tail-mounted quantity plate holder built-in with the taillight.
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Now, Harley-Davidson has been quiet about its collaboration with the Qianjiang Group, and the product of that partnership, the ‘child Harley’ was finalised over the past Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich’s tenure, together with his “More Roads To Harley-Davidson” technique. With Levatich now out of Harley-Davidson after greater than 26 years within the firm, new CEO, chairman and president Jochen Zeitz has outlined a special technique, to restructure the Harley-Davidson model globally and to concentrate on the model’s strengths, slightly than get experimental and check out a radically totally different product technique.
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The Harley-Davidson Bronx streetfighter has already been shelved from the Harley-Davidson line-up. And the American model has determined to wind up manufacturing and meeting operations, in addition to gross sales on the earth’s largest motorbike market, which is India. But Harley-Davidson’s China technique appears to be intact because the patent pictures of the H-D 338R present. So, whereas Harley-Davidson is probably not as bullish on India, China appears to be one market the place the American model nonetheless has some hopes to make a stronghold in.