With the Chimalayan, the Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Hanway has grasped the art of copying
Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Hanway has recently launched the G30 ADV motorcycle, or as people are preferring to call it, the Chimalayan. You may speculate why people are calling it the Chimalayan and to understand that, you need to go through these pictures right here. Now that you are finished going through the pictures (we hope you have), you know it looks exactly like the Royal Enfield Himalayan. Honestly, we are not surprised because Chinese automobile manufacturers are famous in the world for copying designs created by other prominent automobile brands. However, we are somewhat surprised because the resemblance is uncanny. Therefore, it can be claimed that with the Chimalayan, the Chinese motorcycle manufacturer Hanway has mastered the craft of mimicking.
Now that we are done laughing at the design of the G30, let’s quickly run through the motorcycle’s spec-sheet.
Powertrain- Unlike the Royal Enfield Himalayan which is powered by a 400cc engine, the Hanway G30 is armed with a 249.2cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to produce a peak power out of 26hp at 9,000rpm and a torque figure of 22Nm at 7,500rpm. The motorcycle is armed with a 19-litre fuel tank which is bigger than the Himalayan’s 14-litre and offers a mileage of 32 kmpl along with a top speed of 128 kmph.
Features- This is an aspect where the G30 is better than the Himalayan. The motorcycle features an all-LED headlight unit with DRLs along with a full TFT screen and a twin-pod LCD instrument cluster. The motorcycle also offers a 5V 2A charging port to ensure your smartphone never runs out of juice. These are some features that the Royal Enfield Himalayan does not offer (which is terrible).
Brakes, tyres and suspension- The tyres used on the G30 are better than the Himalayan because they are dual-purpose tubeless tyres that are seen on premium motorcycles with hefty price-tags (above INR 5 lakh). A 280mm disc on the front and a 240mm disc on the rear handles the braking duties on the motorcycle. Moving on to the suspension setup, the front features a 35mm USD fork (120mm travel) and its rear features a mono-shock unit with 42mm of travel.
Launched in China, the Hanway G30 ADV carries a price tag of CNY 17,280 (around INR 1.92 lakh) which is cheaper than the Royal Enfield.