ZONTES 310V
Bike SA|February 2021
A while back, we covered the Zontes ZT310-X1 as part of the small bike feature. There was no way we could not help but be impressed by nearly every aspect of the bike, be it equipment, performance, frugality, price, comfort, looks or quality. It was clearly a bike that was punching way above its weight.
Harry Fisher

Just before Christmas, the second Zontes arrived at Bike SA HQ. This was the 310V and we found ourselves gazing with disbelief yet again at a product from this Chinese manufacturer. Completely different in looks and purpose it may be from the ZT, but no less striking for all that.

At the heart of the 310V is the same single-cylinder, DOHC, four valve, 30bhp motor that gives performance way above what you might expect. True, it does lack the torquey grunt that you would want from a cruiser-style machine but in every other respect, it performs well, down to being able to hold highway speeds of well over 145km/h endlessly, with a bit of speed in hand - up to 20km/h more, in the right conditions.

About the only disappointment revolves around the noise the exhaust makes; it is, in fact, the only thing that lets you know you are riding a 300cc bike, being flat and uninspiring, but if that is all you have to complain about, then I think we can let that one slide.

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