Top main highlights of SPY 350 F1:
- Engine: 350cc water-cooled (ZONGSHEN with reverse gear)
- Chain: KMC golden
- New longer seat (20cm than common one)
- High performance CNC parts: brake pedal, footrest, handlebar balance block
- Bigger frame, new fender with aluminum rear spoiler
- New digital speedometer
The 350cc Zongshen engine is something that owners of JINLING quads were dreaming about.
I remember, once I asked JINLING dealer support service to put a bigger engine to their quads, because our customers want it, cause the 250cc LONCIN engine is too weak. And guess what, I got the answer: “I am sorry, Mr. Irmantas, but the frame of our ATV is not strong enough to support the 350cc engine and within higher speeds, quad can fall apart. I was amazed and at the same time I was starting to look for a new, for more “secure” quad.
Usually in chinese quads manuals is written: “Always insure to tighten the screws of the quad before riding”. It’s not a joke. You forget it once or twice and a big surprise can happen.
Back to our improved SPY 350cc. The new bigger seat makes more comfortable for your passenger to sit. Because of stronger and bigger frame quad is reliable and a relatively safe vehicle. CNC parts not only sturdy built, but gives a nicer look for the whole ATV. The best part we like – new digital speedometer available with scales up to 150 km/h and 90 mph. Additionally, it has a nice feature – shifter indicator. Tachometer showing 12 000 RPM! In real conditions SPY F1 350 can accelerate up to 120km/h (72 mph) and tachometer will reach about 8 000 RPM, that’s a maximum, my friends!
Technically 350 F1 quad has 22 kW within 7500 RPM and max torque of 28 NM / 6000 RPM. Enough to take even a bigger man on the road! On wet tarmac second gear can easily convert your quad into a drifting machine! But be careful, very addictive!
SPY Racing offers three versions of SPY 350 quads:
- SPY 350 F1 – Most common, standard 350cc quad.
- SPY 350 C – Fashion style, choose all the colors of your next quad yourself.
- SPY 350 S – Off-road version. Off-road tires, with smaller rims and old style fashioned footrests.
P.S.: for old school customers possible to order 250 F1 quads with Loncin engine.
SPY 350 F1 is a road legal ATV, has no restrictions. Should be problem free registration in every Country or State. I recommend to adjust headlights before showing quad to traffic control. If you will observe that ride is a bit bumpy - problem is in the tires, prepare to order the new ones. It’s hit-or-miss!
Awesome drifting on wet tarmac Good acceleration and top speed Tough look, nice design quad Adjustable gas shocks 6 gears with reverse Can be converted to off-road quad
Hubs can crack after some time Low quality tires, wearing fast and are slippery Sometimes SPY 350 F1 comes badly assembled from the factory, we call it “hit-or-miss”! ATV stability is so so, rollover possible While driving in the rain, engine cutoff can occur (wiring problem) Headlights low quality, here is a lot of space for improvements
CONCLUSION – 7 out of 10 points
If you are lucky one and getting a quad professionally assembled, you will have a pretty decent ATV for money. After a few upgrades, SPY 350 F1 can be a really good looking and fast ATV. I'd highly recommend purchasing from an experienced dealer, not directly from Spy Racing, because of the support and parts.
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