Gaokin GK1000 cruiser unveiled with good looks and performance
Chinese automaker Gaokin Motor has revealed the GK1000 cruiser motorcycle in its home country. Its debut on our shores seems improbable. As for the highlights, the bike has a head-turning look and offers a digital instrument console as well as an LED lighting setup. It runs on a 997cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine that churns out a maximum power of 88.4hp.
- The Gaokin GK1000 offers good looks, decent performance, and several electronic riding aids. A lot of buyers in China should be interested in having a look at it.
- However, the chances of the two-wheeler's arrival in our market are slim considering the brand has no presence here. If it does debut here, it will serve as a decent addition to the cruiser segment.
The Gaokin GK1000 has a teardrop-shaped fuel tank with extensions, a scooped-up seat, twin lengthy exhausts, high-set handlebars, and a circular headlight as well as mirrors. The bike packs an LED headlight, a digital instrument console, and rides on 18-inch designer alloy wheels. It tips the scales at 269kg. However, its ground clearance and wheelbase are currently unknown.
Under the hood, the Gaokin GK1000 cruiser bike is powered by a 997cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine that puts out a maximum power of 88.4hp. Its peak torque is expected to be around 100Nm.
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Gaokin GK1000 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with Bosch-sourced dual-channel ABS. It might also get cruise control and ride-by-wire throttle. Suspension duties on the vehicle are taken care of by inverted forks on the front end and a mono-shock unit on the rear side.
In China, the Gaokin GK1000 cruiser bike is tipped to sport a price figure of around CNY 5,000 (roughly Rs. 5.85 lakh). The company is yet to announce whether it will be available in India.