The Chinese are CLONING the latest KTMs, Yamahas & Kawasakis; Pakistanis are buying them!

The Chinese are CLONING the latest KTMs, Yamahas & Kawasakis; Pakistanis are buying them!

Chinese manufacturers, for long, have been cloning automotive designs from around the world. With Pakistan’s close ties to China, these cloned bikes have made it to the Pakistani market. There are many cloned bikes already available in Pakistan like the KTM 200 Duke and Bajaj RS 200. Here are the new China-made cloned bikes that are now available in Pakistan and costs only a fraction of the original bikes.

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3

The Yamaha YZF-R15 is one of the most advanced bikes in the affordable segment. Meet the Hawk, which is a rip-off of the Yamaha YZF-R15 and gets powered by a single-cylinder 250cc engine. The bike gets an unmistakably twin front headlamp set-up and a similar looking fairing. It gets dual disc brakes at the front and a single disc brake at the rear. The tank also gets a logo which is extremely similar to the Yamaha’s logo.

Yamaha Fazer 250

The Yamaha Fazer 250 is the fully-faired version of the FZ25 and it is targeted at the customers who want a bike for the open highways, as the full body fairing of the bike saves the rider from windblasts and keeps the bike stable on the straight lines. The clone is called the Desire 250 and is powered by a single-cylinder 250cc liquid-cooled engine. It gets LED lights too.

KTM 390 Duke

KTM launched the all-new 390 Duke in the Indian market last year. The high-performance bike is extremely popular in the Indian market and is quite value for money. With the launch of the all-new model, KTM added a unique looking headlamp that gives an identity to the all-new 390 Duke. Here is a rip-off of the all-new KTM 390 Duke with a similar looking headlamp and body panels. It is called the Eligator and is powered by a fuel injected 250cc, parallel-twin engine.

Kawasaki Z800

The Kawasaki Z800 is an extremely sharp looking naked bike. It gets a sleek headlamp unit and a razor-sharp bodywork that help people to identify it easily on the road. The cloned version of the Z800 gets powered by a 400cc, dual-cylinder engine with electronic fuel injection. The bike gets inverted shock absorbers too and is marketed as a premium bike. The description also mentions “no vibrations”, strong frame and two side exhausts.

UM Renegade Commando

The UM Renegade Commando is a less known bike and here is an exact replica of the bike known as the Cruiser 200. It is powered by a 200cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The bike gets a one-into-two exhaust system and upside down forks. It also gets a similar star logo on the fuel tank inspired by the original bike.


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