Harley-Davidson has formally revealed the X 350 for the Chinese language market, a small displacement flat track-inspired roadster produced with Qianjiang Motor (QJ Motor). As of this writing, the X 350 is barely confirmed for China, although a modified variant often called the X350RA shall be utilized in Harley-Davidson Rider Academy applications within the U.S.
QJ and Harley-Davidson have been engaged on the X 350 since 2019, although the motorbike traces its lineage a little bit earlier to the TNT300 from QJ-owned Benelli. The X 350 is powered by a liquid-cooled, eight-valve Parallel-Twin engine, which can be as a lot heresy to the Harley devoted as its Chinese language origins. The engine has a 353cc displacement, achieved through a 70.5 mm bore and 45.2 mm stroke. That’s the identical stroke because the TNT300’s engine, however the Benelli has only a 65.0 mm cylinder bore.
Harley-Davidson claims a peak output of 36 horsepower (at an unspecified engine velocity) and 22.9 lb-ft. at 7,000 rpm, although as we beforehand reported, the Using Academy fashions sure for the U.S. declare simply 23 hp.
Harley-Davidson claims a curb weight of 430 kilos for the X 350, whereas the X350RA is available in at 440 kilos, however a lot of that weight is from the addition of tip-over protecting bars.
Aside from oddly completely different use of areas within the mannequin names, the X 350 and X350RA are principally an identical. Combing by means of Harley-Davidson’s official components catalog, we observe a number of variations to fulfill native laws, resembling a speedometer with metric or imperial items, reflectors, and mirrors. The ECUs are completely different, which is sensible with the restricted energy output for the RA.
The components catalog additionally signifies the suspension elements are additionally completely different, and we suspect the distinction is to provide the RA mannequin a shorter seat top. Harley-Davidson China lists the seat at 32.1 inches from the bottom, which might be larger than any present mannequin within the lineup besides the Pan America. The official X350RA proprietor’s guide lists the peak at simply 30.0 inches, which might make it a little bit simpler for newcomers.
The X 350 is provided with a 41mm inverted fork with adjustable rebound damping, and a single rear shock providing adjustable preload and rebound damping.
The tire selections are additionally completely different between the 2 fashions. Pirelli gives the X 350’s Angel ST tires, with a 120/70-ZR17 tire up entrance and a 160/60-ZR17 for the rear, whereas the the X350RA makes use of Angel CT tires, with a 110/70-ZR17 and 150/60-ZR17 combo.
The metal trellis body seems much like the TNT300’s, however the form of the three.6-gallon gasoline tank, seat and tail give the X 350 strains that draw inspiration from Harley-Davidson’s XR750 flat monitor racer.
The handlebar sits on a riser, and the positioning of the grips lends itself to an upright using place. The footpegs are positioned beneath the seat, a lot farther again than what you’d discover on any just about another motorbike bearing the Bar and Defend.
The entrance wheel is provided with twin four-piston calipers, which is a small marvel as lots of Harley-Davidson’s bigger, extra highly effective fashions make use of only a single entrance brake. Anti-lock brakes come normal, although there’s no point out of traction management.
The 2023 Harley-Davidson X 350 shall be provided in three colours: black, orange or silver, with a price ticket of ¥33,388, which is about US$4,840.
|2023 Harley-Davidson X 350 Specs|
|Engine Kind||Liquid-cooled, eight-valve Parallel-Twin|
|Bore x Stroke||70.5 mm x 45.2 mm|
|Gas System||Digital Air Consumption Gas Injection (ESPFI)|
|Exhaust||2 in 1 brief out|
|Torque||22.9 lb-ft. at 7,000 rpm (claimed)|
|Principal Drive||Chain, 82/31|
|Gear Ratios||1st – 3.167
2nd – 2.056
third – 1.556
4th – 1.333
fifth – 1.19
sixth – 1
|Entrance Suspension||41mm inverted rebound adjustable|
|Rear Suspension||Oil-air separation, rebound damping adjustable, preload adjustable shock absorber|
|Entrance Brake||Twin Fastened 4-Piston Calipers|
|Rear Brake||Single Sliding Piston|
|Entrance Wheel||Solid aluminum|
|Rear Wheel||Solid aluminum|
|Entrance Tire||Pirelli Angel ST 120/70-ZR17/58W|
|Instrumentation||Mixed Digital Instrument Stepper Motor Signifies Car Pace, Digital Signifies Pace, Hour, Complete Journey, Two-Method (A+B), Km/Mile Indication|
|Floor Clearance||7.3 inches|
|Seat Top||32.2 inches|
|Gas Capability||3.6 gallons|
|Oil Capability (With Filter)||0.8 gallons|
|Most Lean Angle||51° left, 52° proper|
|Gas Financial system||47.5 mpg (claimed)|
|Curb Weight||430 kilos (claimed)|
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