Chinese Motorcycle Manufacturer Zeth's Introduces Retro-Inspired Sportbike

Zeth's, a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer founded in 2016, is making waves in the two-wheeled world with its focus on the premium segment. The brand offers a range of motorcycles from 250cc to 1,000cc, including cruisers, naked bikes, and sportbikes. One of its latest models, the ZFR 525 R Avenger, stands out among the Chinese copycat bikes with its retro-inspired, fully faired design.

The ZFR 525 R takes inspiration from 80s sportbikes, featuring a rounded fairing and twin headlights that give it a distinct retro look. Underneath its retro bodywork, the bike boasts modern features such as an inverted front fork and a single-sided swingarm with a monoshock at the back.

Powering the ZFR 525 R is a 494cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, parallel-twin engine. While this engine is commonly found in Chinese motorcycles, it has been tuned to produce 48 horsepower, making it suitable for Europe's A2 licensing parameters. The bike also features an aluminum bridge frame and a single-sided swingarm, adding to its premium aesthetic. Dual disc brakes with radially mounted four-piston calipers provide stopping power, and ABS comes as standard.

The ZFR 525 R is expected to retail between 40,000 to 50,000 Yuan ($5,500 to $6,800), but it is unclear if Zeth's plans to export the bike to markets outside of China.