Haojue HJ300 Patent May Preview a Future Suzuki GSX-S300

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Haojue, Suzuki‘s Chinese partner, has filed a design patent for a new naked motorcycle to be called the “HJ300“. Considering the fact Haojue manufactures the GW250, GSX-250R and V-Strom 250 for Suzuki, the HJ300 may provide a preview of what a potential GSX-S300 may look like.

The patent drawings show a bike with an engine that looks nearly identical to the 248cc parallel-Twin powering the GSX-250R and V-Strom 250. The patent, filed with China’s State Intellectual Property Office by Haojue’s parent company Dachangjiang Group Co., states the design is for a motorcycle to be called the HJ300. The name follows the company’s typical codename structure, and the labels make clear this is a Haojue and not branded as a Suzuki.

For comparison, we’ve taken a diagram Suzuki submitted of the design patent for its V-Strom 250 and lined it up with one of Haojue’s diagrams. We’ve adjusted the contrast of both images to better illustrate how similar the engines look.

Below is a look at the right side of the two bikes. The two engines have a similar shape but the Haojue bike has an extra circular design in front of the oil filler cap, likely a sign of a balance shaft.

The sharp lines look more like what you would expect offered in western markets than the typical Chinese-market models Haojue produces that tend towards curvier shapes. There are some Suzuki styling elements, but the badging makes it clear this is a Haojue. The company sells both Haojue and Suzuki products in China, but is clear in branding the bikes separately.

Other details we can see include an inverted fork, ABS, an LCD display and a stacked headlight design.

While all indications are the HJ300 will be a Haojue-branded motorcycle, we can’t help but imagine a Suzuki-badged version at some point. A Suzuki GSX-S300 would probably look less angular and borrow more styling elements from the larger 750 and 1000 models. Of course, if Suzuki releases this model as-is, we wouldn’t complain either.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • DickRuble DickRuble on Apr 08, 2018

    Looks copied from KTM, which, as a side note, has announced they will be moving their entire middle weight (790) production to China in 2020. Better buy that 790 before that happens.

    Suzuki better fit a 300 engine in the V-strom, 'cause the Versys will eat their lunch. One 300 is enough in a lineup and the V-strom 300 is the only tool one needs in that category, in the regions where it's likely to be popular.

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    • And KTM copied the old 2003 kawasaki Z1000 . Suzuki and Kawasaki have, this design from 2000, like the old 2000 Suzuki -KING Concept and Z1000 2003, have robotic style. KTM in the 2000 year, are pure Cross bike.

  • Fivespeed302 Fivespeed302 on Apr 09, 2018

    I love the contrast pics! This should be done more often when comparing similar models. Great job!

    • Denchung Denchung on Apr 09, 2018

      Thanks. We want to use this whenever possible, but the difficulty is getting images perfectly lined up at the exact same angle and size.