The Chinese brands are expanding their lineups towards larger displacements. Proof of this is Loncin’s premium brand, Voge, which appears to be keen on challenging Honda’s CB650R and Benelli’s Leoncino 500 with the newest addition to their lineup, the Voge 500AC.
China-based online motorcycle news site, New Motor, shared their impressions of the motorcycle during a test ride at Loncin’s factory.
Based on its design, the bike leans toward a more retro look. The engine looks very very similar to the Bristol Venturi 500.
The Voge 500AC also features twin Nissin front discs with Bosch ABS, KYB front forks (possibly 43mm), a large TFT screen with smartphone connectivity, sporty exhaust tip, all-LED lighting, and a massive 19-liter fuel tank.
For those unfamiliar, the Voge brand is the product of the partnership between MV Agusta and Loncin back in July 2019. This new partnership allows Loncin to produce MV Agusta-designed motorcycles in China, making the MV Agusta brand more accessible to the emerging markets like the Asian region. The new motorcycle lineup from MV Agusta will become available in showrooms by the end of 2021.
In return, MV Agusta, through its Cagiva Research Center (a design and engineering center located in San Marino) will help Loncin develop motorcycles for Loncin's premium brand Voge. Voge will exclusively offer 500cc and up motorcycles.
During the CHAMMP Riders Day Out last February, MotoPinas.com learned from Motorstar – the importer of Loncin motorcycles in the Philippines – that they are currently evaluating 3 Voge motorcycles for sale in the local market. These models are the 500R (naked), 500DS (adventure touring), and the 650DS (adventure).
Will they consider the 500AC for the Philippines too? We certainly hope so.