Coming with four models in the lightweight motorcycle segment for Malaysia are the 2019 Zontes ZT310-T adventure tourer, ZT310-R naked sports, ZT310-X and ZT310-X GP full-fairing sports-tourers. Pricing for the Zontes ZT310-T is RM22,800, while the ZT310-R goes for RM19,800 and the ZT310-X and ZT310-X GP are priced at RM20,800 and RM21,600, respectively, with pricing excluding road tax, insurance and registration.

Built on a common frame and engine platform, the Zontes ZT310 carries a liquid-cooled, DOHC, single-cylinder 312 cc mill that puts out 34.8 hp at 9,500 rpm and 30 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. With the power plant fed by Delphi fuel injection, power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and chain final drive.

Lubricant for the ZT310 is carried inside the frame, which functions both as an oil reservoir and cooler. Fuel is contained in a 15-litre tank, common across all Zontes models and the swingarm is made from aluminium alloy.

Braking is done with a single hydraulic disc, front and rear, and Bosch 9.1M two-channel switchable ABS is standard. Suspension is with upside-down forks and gas-filled preload adjustment only monoshock at the back.

As for rider conveniences, the ZT310-T adventure tourer comes with a motorised windscreen as does the ZT310-X and for a limited time only, the ZT310-T will come with top box and panniers fitted by Zontes Malaysia. Two power modes are standard – economy and sports as is keyless start with electronically opening fuel filler and seat lock.

LED lighting is standard across the ZT310 range, while the ZT310-T goes one up with four-element LED headlight, cornering and position lights as well as LED DRLs. For instruments, the ZT310-R, ZT310-X and ZT310-X GP get a monochrome display while the ZT-310-T comes with a larger rectangular display.

Nett weight for the for the ZT310 line-up is claimed to be 158 kg for the ZT301-T while the ZT31-X and ZT310-X GP come in at 149 kg and the naked ZT310 weighs in at 145 kg. The ZT310-T comes with two seat heights – 830 mm for the high version and 795 mm for the low model – while the seat height for both the ZT310-X and ZT310-R is set at 795 mm.

For the ZT310-R, available colour options are blue, black and green, while the ZT310-X comes in light grey and black while the ZT310-X GP can be had in either white, black or grey. There are three colour options for the ZT310-T, whether low or high seat height – orange, black and blue.

The Zontes brand is produced in China by Guangdong Tayo Motorcycle Technology, founded in 2003 and with a total investment of over RM1.6 billion and is imported into Malaysia by Zontes Distribution. The 2019 Zontes ZT310 motorcycle range will be available in authorised Zontes Malaysia dealers from March.