Huaying R6 has no shame

When it comes to motorcycles, many Chinese-made motorcycles don't seem worried about being straight up copycats of more established models. For example, Rusi has been selling Honda Wave look-alike motorcycles for quite some time now. They even have the “Ducatoy” Mojo which is a a 110cc pocket bike that resembles the Ducati Monster in smaller scale.

Then there’s the PhP 261,000 Panigale from Moxiao, complete with all the Ducati lines and single-sided swingarm.

Huaying introduces ‘class A’ R6 for PhP175K image

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One Chinese motorcycle maker has taken copying to the next level with their R6. Yes, they call this the R6 and it greatly resembles Yamaha’s legendary R6 sportbike. Well, it should, since they’ve taken almost all the design details of the R6 and call it their own. In fact, you could call this a Class A, a grade counterfeit bag and watch producers assign to products that look almost like the original.

This Chinese R6 knock-off looks exactly like the Japanese R6, from the sporty lines down to the font used in the 'R6' lettering. Of course, the colors are different, and there's a stray HRC (Honda Racing Corporation) sticker on what should be a Yamaha bike. Besides those, everything seems to have been copied from Yamaha’s R6.

Powering this “class A” (knock off) R6 is a parallel twin 500cc powerplant that is rumored to be from Loncin. Claimed power figures are at 38 Ps and 34 Nm of torque.

Huaying introduces ‘class A’ R6 for PhP175K image

The instrument panel design was taken from Kawasaki's Ninja ZX-10R


Braking components as well as what looks to be an adjustable USD fork are all Chinese-made. The Chinese-made R6 also sits on the heavy side of things too, with a claimed wet weight (with all liquids, ready to roll) of 225 kilograms – that’s just 1 kilo lighter than Honda’s flagship adventure bike, the CRF1100L Africa Twin.

The Huaying R6 is available in China with an SRP of CNY 22,600 or roughly PhP 175,500.