The made in China Everest Kaiyue 400 sports identical design elements and colour options similar to the BMW G310GS. In fact it is a distinct clone of the BMW G310GS.The Everest Kaiyue 400 is priced at CNY 29,800 (Rs 2.98 lakhs).
Copying features from the BMW G310GS, the Everest Kaiyue 400X gets the same extended windscreen, same shaped fuel tank and tank extensions with radiator shrouds and also similar dimensions with 200mm ground clearance and 790mm seat height.
It also sports similarities in terms of its headlamp design, knuckle guards and gets an all digital instrument console akin to that seen on the BMW G310GS while similarities even extend to the same colour schemes. The Everest Kaiyue 400X also gets a 12V port, all terrain tyres and a 20 liter fuel tank along with luggage panniers on the sides with a top case.
Engine specifications on the Everest Kaiyue 400X differs from that seen on the BMW G310GS. It gets its power via a 378cc engine offering 36 PS power and 35 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed gearbox. This twin cylinder, 8 valve, liquid cooled engine is sourced from Zongshen. BMW G310GS on the other hand gets a 313cc single cylinder engine offering 34 PS power and 28 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed transmission with chain drive.
Suspension on the Everest Kaiyue 400X includes a 41mm inverted telescopic fork in the front and monoshock at the rear. Braking is via twin 296mm disc in the front with dual piston calipers and 240mm disc at the rear with single piston calipers. Dual channel ABS is offered as a standard feature.
A few years ago, a Chinese company had launched a copycat version of the Land Rover Evoque. Land Rover had later filed a court case, which they won earlier this year. Court had ordered to ban sale of all copycat versions of Land Rover Evoque in China. It remains to be seen if BMW will file a case against this Chinese company or not.
In related news, new colours were recently added to the BMW G310GS and G310R palate. The G310R is now seen in a new Cosmic black colour while the G310GS adventure tourer gets a new Strato blue metallic colour scheme replacing its Racing red colour. Both these new colour schemes give the bikes an attractive stance; while mechanics and prices stay the same with the BMW G310 R at Rs.2.99 lakhs and the G 310 GS at Rs. 3.49 lakhs.