Haojue DR300 that is a new flagship from Chinese bike maker has been put in front of the global audience at the recent Chongqing Mobo Fair 2018. Haojue Motorcycles which is Chinese partner of Suzuki Motorcycle to manufacture small displacement bikes has launched the motorcycle in their country. Also, it is expected to launch soon across the globe including India but under the different moniker of the Suzuki GSX-300 or the Gixxer 300.
Apparently, following the design language of the Suzuki GSX-S1000, the Haojue 300 is embellished with the features like an all LED headlamp with LED DRLs, all-digital instrument cluster, split seats, raised rear section and LED tail lamps. Other bits which pull the attention most are the chiselled fuel tank with extended tank shrouds and a swept back exhaust canister.
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Runs on 10-Spoke alloy wheels, 17-inches units are wrapped up with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tubeless tyres of measure 110/70 section at the front and 140/60 section at the rear wheel respectively. A pair of 298mm petal disc at the front and a small rotor at the rear wheel manages braking responsibilities in collaboration with the dual channel ABS as standard equipment. Dimensionally, the Haojue DR300 is 2,055mm in length, 720mm in width and 1,050mm in height. While it has a wheelbase of 1,420mm and weighs 177kgs.
Underneath the fuel tank, the Haojue DR300 is packed with a 298cc, parallel twin cylinder, 4 valve, liquid cooled engine. Haojue developed the engine unit, especially for the DR300 model. The power specs are not being revealed by the bikemaker yet though it will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox transmission.
FYI, the Haojue is dedicated to developing bikes for the domestic market, So it is not likely to mark its presence in the Indian market anytime soon. The responsible bike maker for the Indian market, the Suzuki could introduce the GSX-S300 as the demand for the 300cc bikes is growing here every day. Post-launch, it will take contest with the rivals in the segment like the Bajaj Dominar 400 the KTM 390 Duke and BMW G310R in its segment. The pricing will be around INR 3-3.5 lakhs.