INDIAN SCOUT CHINESE CLONE - JONWAY V400

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  1. Baldhead_J

    Baldhead_J Gold Member
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    One look at the Jonway V400 and it makes the Indian Scout Bobber vibe pretty evident. Be it the chunky headlight mask, twin-barrel exhausts, chrome on black mechanicals, or the chopped rear fender, everything seems inspired by the Scout. Jonway didn’t even spare the Indian motorcycle logo, as it used the same font for its own logo. A little extreme even by Chinese standards, don’t you think?
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    Design aside, in typical Chinese bike fashion, the Jonway V400 comes laden with features like all-LED lighting, dual discs up front, backlit switches, and adjustable levers. All these actually make it better equipped than the Indian, even though the round, semi-digital instrument cluster looks copied from the Bobber.
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    At the heart of the matter, the Jonway V400 draws power from a belt-driven 398cc, twin-cylinder engine that pumps out 35 horsepower; quite a bit lower than any other 400cc motorcycle. Anyway, Jonway claims the V400 can attain a top speed of 140kmph (87mph).
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    Once again, this makes the Jonway slightly better than the Indian Scout Bobber, which has telescopic forks and only single disc brakes at both ends. However, quality matters, not quantity, so the components are more surely more trustworthy on the Indian.
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    Judging from everything, the Jonway V400 seems like a decent proposition for its target market (China) and should sell decently amongst people who want a premium-looking cruiser without breaking the bank or worrying about identity theft. For everyone else, we’d suggest you steer clear of this and try saving up for the real deal.
     
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    Buy it by all means but you'll never ride it,.....everyone in China is locked up!:cool::p:D:rolleyes:;),......
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    @Baldhead_J some time back in the Scout logo thread you asked 'Does that "I" look like a script "J" to anyone else?' Guess we have the answer now........ there's probably a royalty cheque in the mail.
     
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    It's expected. The Chinese are thieves
     
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    I had no idea I was being prophetic.
     
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    Same... LMAO !
     
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    I would definitely like the double dick brakes!
     
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    And for all the obvious ways in which it tries to rip the Scout off, it still looks less like a cruiser than a street bike to me.
     
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    I work in a motorcycle/atv shop and the Chinee stuff we get is trash!
     
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    "However, quality matters, not quantity, so the components are more surely more trustworthy on the Indian."

    Gee, thanks for the vote of confidence......
     

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