Chinese Loncin CR9 Bike Uses BMW G650GS Engine
The BMW-Loncin deal has taken a step further, as the Chinese manufacturer has been granted a new license. Not only will they keep on supplying BMW with the said motors, but they will be allowed to build their own new bike, for the Chinese market only.
Thus the single-cylinder 650cc engine will now power Loncin's all-net street bike CR9. The engine specs have not been changed, so the new Chinese street bike will have the same 49 BHP power. To be honest, the Loncin CR9 looks really neat and could be a hit on the Chinese market.
The expected price for the Loncin CR9 is around $ 8,000 (€ 6,200) and is a bit lower than what Europe or US would have to pay for a similar bike. Yet these two markets will not see this bike, as the BMW-Loncin license forbids selling the CR9 outside China.
Hopefully we'll get news of how does the Loncin CR9 fare in the real life, soon.
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