Harley-Davidson announced a strategic partnership with Chinese carmaker Qianjiang in 2019. Qianjiang is also the owner of premium bike maker Benelli. Under its strategic alliance, Harley-Davidson is working on an entry-level 300cc motorcycle that will make its global debut by the second half of 2021. The same motorcycle is sold under the Qianjiang brand in China, but elsewhere under the Harley-Davidson brand.
The bike is based on the Benelli 302S and is targeted at the developing market. As the spy image shows, it’s a low stance featuring a modest seat height that’s likely to be somewhere around 720mm. Also, the handlebars are set to pull back slightly for easy reach of the rider, and the foot pegs are centered for a comfortable rider’s triangle.
The back has a USD front fork and twin shock absorbers that act as suspensions. The size of the alloy wheels is kept at 16 inches on both wheels with 120 / 80mm front tires and 150 / 80mm back tires. Its wheelbase is kept at 1,400, which is slightly longer by entry-level cruiser standards. Needless to say, this also contributes to the more stable linear stability of the bike.
Other notable appearance features include full LED lighting and a digital instrument console. It remains unconfirmed whether the bike will be available in the Indian market. It will be a rival to the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa bikes.
https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/two-wheelers/harleydavidsons-300-cc-cruiser-spotted-to-rival-royal-enfield-41618581051674.html A Harley-Davidson 300cc cruiser was discovered.Comparable to Royal Enfield