Kove 800X Adventure Bike Set for US Release

Kove to Launch Three Versions of 800X Adventure Bike in the US

Kove, a rising Chinese motorcycle brand, is set to expand its presence in the US market with its latest model, the 800X. Following a successful launch of the 450 Rally, Kove is bringing the 800X in three variants: Standard, Pro, and Rally, according to recent NHTSA filings.

Kove 800x Set For US Release

Engine and Performance


All three 800X versions feature a 799cc parallel-twin engine, delivering 95 hp at 9,000 rpm and 59 lb-ft of torque at 7,500 rpm. The engine is strikingly similar to KTM’s LC8c parallel twin, with identical bore and stroke measurements, but Kove claims a higher compression ratio of 13:1. This engine also uses a unique 285-degree crankshaft, mimicking the firing pattern of a V-twin.



Shared Design and Components


The 800X models share the same chassis design, with a "diamond" frame and wire-spoked wheels—21-inch at the front and 18-inch at the rear. Suspension comes from KYB, with adjustable preload on the Standard model, and additional compression and rebound damping on the Pro and Rally versions.

Model Variations


800X Standard: This base model features a wheelbase of 59.1 inches, a seat height of 33.3 inches, and ground clearance of 9.6 inches.
800X Pro: Enhanced for better off-road capability, the Pro has a slightly longer wheelbase of 59.4 inches, a seat height of 34.5 inches, and ground clearance of 10.8 inches. It weighs 408 pounds.
800X Rally: The top-tier Rally model offers even more suspension travel, with 10.6 inches at the front and 9.8 inches at the rear, and a ground clearance of 11.5 inches. The seat height is 35.2 inches, and the wheelbase stretches to 60.8 inches. The Rally version uses more off-road-focused tires and has a top speed of 114 mph compared to the 130 mph of the other models.

Kove 800x Full Details

Availability


While Kove’s US website lists the 800X as "coming soon," there is no specific release date yet for the US market. However, the NHTSA filings indicate that the launch is imminent, promising a new option for adventure bike enthusiasts in the country.

Conclusion


Kove’s entry into the US market with the 800X series brings a compelling new choice for adventure riders, offering diverse options for different off-road needs. There are four additional models, including the MX450, MX250 EN, Rally 450EX, and E-MX, which have also been announced as "coming soon" on the US website. Keep an eye out for more updates on the official release and availability.

Last updated on 14-05-2024. Published in US Motorcycle News
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