Jonway V400 vs Indian Scout Compared In Images

Published On May 26, 2022 By for Indian Scout at

Is the Jonway V400 a discount Indian Scout? It does look quite similar, so we compare the aesthetics of both bikes 

Jonway 400 vs Indian Scout: Image Comparison

After being displayed at the China Motor Show in 2021, Chinese manufacturing company Zhuangwei, known as Jonway in English, launched the V400. What’s ‘interesting’ with this bike is its uncanny resemblance to the Indian Scout Bobber Sixty.

Jonway V400 Indian Scout Bobber

The V400 looks every bit retro and muscular with an overall circular theme, including a circular headlight, mirrors, instrument console and indicators. The bar-end mirrors are round too, which add to the bike’s retro charm.

The Indian Scout on the other hand, looks a bit more proportional and its design is more cohesive. It adopts an even more muscular stance. The fat fork, big exhaust pipes and fat tyres add to its brawny look. 

Jonway V400 Front Indian Scout Front


It’s not all retro on the V400 and there are modern bits like the all-LED lighting system and the four-step adjustable clutch and brake levers. 

The Indian too, gets LED lighting all around. The round theme is visible here as well, what with its round headlight, mirrors and indicators.

Jonway V400 Engine

Below the tank is the heart of this cruiser: a 398cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin engine that makes 35PS and 28Nm; figures that are slightly on the lower side when compared with its sub-400cc rivals in India, especially given that it gets two cylinders. That said, the bike can reach a claimed top speed of 140kmph. 

Indian Scout Engine

Powering the Scout is a 1000cc, liquid-cooled V-twin engine pumping out a (comparatively) meagre 78PS and 88Nm, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. That said, it can achieve a decent top speed of about 185kmph.

Jonway V400 Instrument Console Indian Scout Instrument Cluster

The circular analogue-digital instrument console adds to the bike’s retro look. It has an analogue tachometer with an inset LCD showing information like fuel level, economy, speed and gear position indicator.

Continuing the resemblance, the Indian Scout too, gets an analogue speedometer with a digital tachometer, odometer, trip meter, engine temp and low fuel indicator. 

Jonway V400 Underpinnings

The Chinese bike gets an inverted front fork, and dual shock absorbers at the rear. What is notable is that the front and rear shock absorbers of the Jonway V400 are adjustable. Dual channel ABS comes as standard on the cruiser. It comes with 16-inch wheels at both ends shod with a 120/80 rubber at the front and 150/80 at the rear.

Indian Scout Underpinnings

Surprisingly, the more premium Indian doesn’t get an upside down fork up front. Instead, it uses a telescopic fork setup along with dual shock absorbers in the back. It rides on 16-inch wheels at both ends with a 130/90 tyre at the front and 150/80 tyre at the rear. What is interesting is that ABS is available as an option on the Scout.

Jonway V400 Tank Indian Tank

The Jonway V400 gets an 18-litre fuel tank, which is fairly large, especially for its class and should translate into a pretty decent range. Adding to its practicality is its accessible 710mm seat height.

The Scout, on the other hand, gets a puny 12.5-litre tank, which doesn’t really help its touring credentials. At 649mm, its seat height is even lower than the V400’s, which should be suitable for riders of all sizes. That said, tipping the scales at 249kg makes this a very heavy motorcycle indeed.

Jonway V400 Rear Indian Scout Rear

This cruiser adopts a unique styling at the rear as it does away with traditional taillights. The brake lights have been integrated into the LED indicators.

The Indian Scout gets a conventional design at the rear, with a separate taillight. Its blacked-out finish adds to the authentic cruiser look. Its bobber styling is further heightened by a side-mounted licence plate and chopped fenders.

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