Gaokin And Brixton Team Up To Create Retro Bikes?
China – Gaokin maintains a very close relationship with Brixton. The GK500 is the first product of their cooperation. With this retro bike Gaokin has attracted the attention of Chinese motorcyclists. Gaokin recently filed a patent for an inline twin-cylinder engine. The engine looks much like the double cylinder engine equipped on the retro concept Brixton 1200 unveiled at EICMA in 2019.
As the engine patent applicant is Gaokin, it is likely that motorcycles carrying this engine will use the brand name Brixton to be released overseas, just like the GK500. Overseas media reported that the 1200cc model was developed by the design center of Austrian KSR Group and may be produced in China.
The 1200cc inline twin-cylinder water-cooled engine, with its cylinder blocks shaped like cooling fins, matches the retro styling. The 90-degree inline layout, egg-shaped crankcase and a carburetor-mimicked electric injection system create the styling of a retro bike.
It is very likely that the new retro literbike will make its debut in the second half of this year. Domestic brands have recently exposed several literbike engines. Will this make the domestic literbike market heat up?