Moxiao MX500-7D, with BMW R 1250 GS-inspired looks, breaks cover
Chinese automaker Moxiao has introduced the MX500-7D adventure motorcycle in its home country. Its arrival in India seems improbable. As for the highlights, the vehicle sports a BMW R 1250 GS-inspired look and gets a tall windscreen as well as spoked wheels, among other highlights. It is powered by a 471cc parallel-twin engine that puts out a maximum power of 45hp.
Why does this story matter?
The Moxiao MX500-7D is a two-wheeler with great looks but a humbling performance in comparison to the vehicle from which it draws inspiration. It might attract a lot of buyers in the Chinese market. However, it is unclear whether the motorbike will arrive in our market in the near future, considering the brand has no presence here.
The motorbike packs an asymmetrical headlamp and split seats
The Moxiao MX500-7D has a muscular fuel tank, a prominent beak, stepped-up split-style seats, knuckle guards, panniers, a tail rack, full-length crash guards, and a metal bash plate. The bike packs an asymmetrical headlamp, a tall windshield, and a digital instrument console. It rides on spoked wheels shod in tubeless block pattern tires and gets arrowhead-shaped mirrors as well as a rear tire hugger.
It runs on a 45hp, 471cc engine
The Moxiao MX500-7D draws power from a 471cc parallel-twin engine that seems similar to the one on the Honda CB500 series. The mill puts out a maximum power of 45hp and the bike also gets a simpler chain drive compared to the GS.
There are disc brakes on both the ends
To ensure the safety of the rider, the Moxiao MX500-7D adventure motorbike is equipped with disc brakes on both the front as well as rear wheels. It is unclear whether it also gets ABS. Suspension duties on the motorbike are taken care of by long-travel inverted forks on the front side and a shock absorber on the rear end.
Moxiao MX500-7D: Availability
The availability and pricing details of the Moxiao MX500-7D in China are currently unavailable. Moreover, it is unclear whether this ADV will make its way to our shores in the future.