Zontes enters partnership with AARI for India debut

    Chinese bike maker Zontes will release five products in India; AARI also manages Benelli’s and Keeway’s operations here.

    Published On Jun 30, 2022 04:10:00 PM


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    Zontes has entered into a partnership with Adishwar Auto Ride India (AARI) for its India operations and has five products in its pipeline. Founded in 2003, Zontes is a Chinese brand that is part of Guangdong Tayo Motorcycle Technology Pvt. Ltd.

    Zontes: portfolio and India plans

    The details of Zontes' products for India are yet to be revealed. AARI will distribute these products in India, just as it does for a few other foreign brands. Internationally, Zontes has a total of eight products in its portfolio, including, an ADV tourer, a cruiser and a sports tourer.

    A few of Zontes’ international products could be of particular interest to the potential Indian customer. The brand has a 312cc platform that underpins a whole raft of models, including the 310R2 naked bike, the 312T2 ADV tourer, the 310V cruiser, as well as the 310X2 sports tourer. In all likelihood, most of these bikes will make their way to our shores. In Malaysia, these models retail for between RM 19,500 and RM 23,500 (between Rs 3.5 lakh and Rs 4.2 lakh). It remains to be seen at what price point Zontes launches their Indian product portfolio. 

    A teaser video released on Zontes' Indian social media account shows a naked bike with a round headlight sporting '350' badging. Nothing else has been revealed yet and we'll have to wait for the manufacturer's official statement regarding this. 

    Zontes says that to keep quality levels high, it manufactures 80 percent of its components in-house. Internationally, the brand claims to have a presence in 55 countries. 

    The keen-eyed amongst you will recognise that AARI  is in charge of Benelli and Keeway’s operations in India. And adding to that list recently is Italian brand Moto Morini. Currently, AARI has more than 50 dealerships in the country. 

    Would you consider Zontes products when they make their way to our shores? Let us know in the comments section below.


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    Shimon Nirmal - 517 days ago

    Consider??? Zontes has top-notch flagship products in their 400cc segment garage. Well, Particularly I am more interested in Zontes 350T2 which is an ADV. I was on the move to book a BMW G310 GS, but as soon As I read the newsletter of Zontes coming to India, which 5 of their products, and when I saw the 350T2, the ADV is just dope and awesome. It is just that Zontes should launch the same products in the Indian Market with the same features as they offer out of India. ADV competition is just getting tough!!!!

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