When American motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson announced its plans to produce its own adventure bike back in 2018, the excitement was evident. Fans never really stopped talking about it until that adventure bike – the Pan America 1250 – was officially launched late last year. The Pan America 1250 arrived here in the country last May.
With so much hype generated leading to its eventual launch, it's no surprise that a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer was inspired to create their own version of the Pan America adventure bike.
Just recently, Lifan introduced the KPT400 adventure bike, which draws heavily from the American-made adventure bike. The best part of the Chinese version is that it will retail at only CNY 29,980 or roughly PHP 237,000.
The KPT 400 trades the Pan America’s huge 1250cc V-twin for a parallel-twin 400cc, which churns out about 43 Ps of power at 9,500 rpm and 35 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. By comparison, KTM’s 373cc thumper, the Duke 390, churns out 44.6 Ps of power at 9,000 rpm and 37 Nm of torque at 7,000. This makes the lighter KTM more powerful than Lifan’s adventure bike.
Other features of the KPT400 are full-LED lighting with daytime running lamps in its headlamp. Like all adventure bikes, it also has an adjustable windscreen. It starts with keyless ignition, which brings to like the full-color TFT screen that can be connected to the rider’s smartphone via Bluetooth. This allows the rider to control music, calls and even navigation through the bike’s handlebar controls.
Considering its very affordable price and being an expressways-legal motorcycle, would you buy the Lifan KPT400?