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Old 10-18-2009, 01:12 PM   #21
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I thought you left for your "Flight lesson?"
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:57 AM   #22
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Default which companies are closest to delivering Chinese-made motorcycles we want to buy?

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But which companies are closest to delivering Chinese-made motorcycles we want to buy, and how quick will they arrive? ...
Can't help wondering why 'Zongshen' was listed as the 6th Top Chinese Motorcycle Manufacturer, yet not included among the 'Top 6 'Dynamic Players', I wonder why?

Zongshen's partnership with Piaggio, making the engines of the ZIP Scooter was not included. Nor their partnership with 'Harley Davidson' either?

In 2009-chinese-motorcycle-show-part-1. there was this Zongshen 'prototype, shown:-

Looks like the new Zongshen 'Cyclone' range, designed by 'Novo' of Taiwan, and with technology from partner Piaggio, and input from Harley Davidson.


This model however, may well become 'reality' - as the latest version of ZS250GS-20 with an all new engine, I read on a Forum?

They already have Dual Sport Zongshen 'Fly' models from the 'Cyclone' range ZS125GY-10 that has 'Showa' suspension (+ 150cc version ZS150GY-10)


New models ZS150GY-10C / ZS150GY-10C now released, with inverted 'Showa' front Forks.

Both these models are water cooled 4 strokes.

Some don't like the styling of the Zongshen 125cc Cyclone 'Pursuit' Range - ZS125-50


However the design and attention to detail, such as leather seats (with non-slip type leather used in the central portion), and stainless steel 'studs', so they wont rust, improved 'Phillips' lighting etc, should at least get some mention?

This new Zongshen 'Cyclone' Range, is a 'dynamic' departure from 'mainstream' Chinese motorcycles, I would have thought, so why did it not get listed?

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:51 AM   #23
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Affer dealing with Chinese "build quality" on clone motors, I'd say they have a very long way to go before being accepted as reliable motorcycles. Worn out tooling bought from Taiwan (who bought it from the Japanese) after the Taiwanese somewhat fixed the tooling, until it wore out again, and then sold it to the Chinese who used the worn out tooling until it's worthless (but kept using it) is not the way to build a reliable mount.

For instance I had to order a Japanese Kehin to replace the clone Kehin on a 70cc motor. The build quality is horrible on the Chinese carb, and after replaceing the unit with the Japanese Kehin made a world of difference, and I'm sure prevented major engine damage (read that burnt valves).

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Old 11-04-2010, 12:36 PM   #24
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Can't help wondering why 'Zongshen' was listed as the 6th Top Chinese Motorcycle Manufacturer, yet not included among the 'Top 6 'Dynamic Players', I wonder why?
Wow, I've been so busy I forgot to cap off my Chinese series with Part 3! I'd better revisit that - better late than never!

Unfo, I didn't make it to Chongqing again for last month's show. Maybe next year...
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