The Harley-Davidson 338R will have a liquid-cooled, parallel twin engine
Harley-Davidson is ever-closer to launching its new 338R small capacity motorcycle (for the American brand and developed markets) globally.
Developed in association with Chinese manufacturer Qianjiang, the motorcycle’s design has been leaked thanks to patent filings that surfaced online in September 2020.
While the motorcycle is expected to be called the 338R, it has now come to light that its twin cylinder, liquid-cooled engine will have a displacement of 353cc.
The information on the Harley-Davidson 338R engine capacity was unearthed after Qianjiang submitted its vehicle identification number (VIN) decoder information to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Interestingly, of the 2 VIN decoders the Chinese firm submitted to the American authorities, 1 matches Harley-Davidson’s VIN pattern, indicating that the American firm has dictated to Qianjiang how to structure the VIN codes for the 353cc motorcycle.
Since there are 2 codes of the same bike – LWZX350 and LWZX350RA – it is likely that there will be 2 variants of the Harley 338R on sale globally. However, until now, the launch timeline of the motorcycle is unknown.