Lifan is a manufacturer from Chongqing, China, that primarily sells scooters and small-capacity motorcycles in its home market. However, the Chinese company has just unveiled a bike that’s gotten a decent amount of attention, and you’ll see why in just a moment.
Unveiled at the Shenzhen Motor Expo, the Lifan KPT 400 is an adventure-oriented model that strikes an uncanny resemblance to the Harley-Davidson Pan-America 1250. These two motorcycles are nowhere in the same league, with the KPT featuring a much smaller engine. That said, it looks pretty impressive on paper.
VisorDown reports that at the heart of the KPT 400, as the name suggests, is a 400cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin that makes 42hp at 9,500rpm. Peak torque, meanwhile, is 25.8lb-ft and arrives at 7,500rpm. These aren’t class-leading numbers, but they’re enough to hold up against other examples in the segment like the KTM 390 Adventure.
The engine sits within a trellis frame that’s suspended by a USD fork and mono-shock. We’re not sure if the hardware components are sourced from big-name brands, but the pictures reveal that the brakes include conventionally mounted dual calipers at the front and a single-piston caliper at the rear. Interestingly, the little adventure motorcycle features a not so little 18.5-liter fuel tank, which the company claims is good enough for a range of over 300 miles.