Zongshen GS 200-250

Zongshen GS 200-250

Infobox Motorcycle
name = Zongshen 200 GS

aka = Motorstar Xplorer z200 (Phil.)
Hausmotor Rego z200(Phil.)
Zealsun zs200GS (Turkey)
manufacturer = Zongshen Chongqing Group
production =
predecessor =
successor = Zongshen 250 GS
parent_company =
class = Sport touring
platform =
engine = single-cylinder, four-stroke, 198cc
transmission = 5
rake =
trail =
wheelbase =
length = 2010mm
width = 760mm
seat_height =
dry_weight =
wet_weight =
fuel_economy = 40 kpl / 94 mpg
fuel_capacity = 20 liters (2L reserve)
related = Zongshen 250 GS
similar = Honda CBR250RR
Suzuki GSX250R
Yamaha FZR250
Kawasaki Ninja 250R


The Zongshen 200 GS is a sports bike belonging to the sports level entry / beginner sports bike (200cc - 500cc displacements). It is categorized by its manufacturer, Zongshen, Chongqing Group as "Sport touring bike". Zongshen Chongqing Group is one of the five largest motorcycle manufacturers in China. They have partnerships with Harley Davidson and Piaggio. [ [http://www.zongshenmotor.com Zongshen main site] ]

The bike is sold under different brand names:

The 200GS is best known for its low cost in price, maintenance, and mileage, while having a sporty look and high endurance for very long trips. Such traits allowed the bike to be used as a daily economical sports ride for commuters like an ordinary executive motorcycle, which is difficult with true sports bikes with displacements of over 600cc to 1000cc, due to extra maintenance costs and high fuel expenses. The Zongshen GS series however, are difficult to maneuver in dense traffic (esp. for a small built rider) due to its 165kgs weight. But such disadvantage gives the 200GS high stability on highways.

However, due to the economical aspects with its single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, the bike cannot be expected to go past its 75mph topspeed without reaching red line. The bike, therefore, should not be used for Moto GP racing. It only lives up to its category of a Sport touring bike for travelling, and a safe sports level entry bike to prepare a racing aspirant or newbie for the higher displacement sports bikes.

pecifications & performance statistics

Engine4-stroke Single-cylinder,Air-cooled
Redline rangeFrom 8500 to 12000 RPM
Displacement198 cc
StartingKick and Electric
Bore x stroke62.0mm x 49.5 mm
Carburetion(1) PZ27 (Honda Compatible)
Spark_plugNGK D8EA
Transmission5-speed, 5-gear mesh
ClutchWet, Multi-disc, Manual, Cable-actuated
Suspension, frontInverted telescopic
Suspension, rearMono-shock, Swing arm
Wheelbase35.5 in (1.360 mm)
Tire, front110/70R17/200kPa
Tire, rear140/70R17/225kPa
Brakes, frontDual disk, Double caliper
Brakes, rearSingle disk, Single caliper
Overall length 2010 mm
Overall width 760 mm
Overall height 1080 mm
Ground clearance
Seat height
Weight dry 170 kg
Minimum turning radius
Fuel capacity 5 US gal (20 L)
Reserve fuel capacity 2 Liters
Fuel type <=90# Unleaded Petrol
Oil capacity1.1 L
Oil typeSH or CF class, SAE 15W40 (20w50 in the Philippines)
Performance stats
0-60 mph (0-100 km/h)10 s
Maximum speed75 mph
Max power15 hp (10.8 kW) @ 8000 RPM
Max Torque13 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Fuel Efficiency40kpl / 94mpg


External links

* [http://www.zongshenmotor.com Zongshen main site]
* [http://www.zongshenamerica.com Zongshen America]
* [http://www.motorstar.com.ph EastWorld Motors Ind. Corp.]

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