David McMullan
  • Smaller manufacturers covet new markets

    April 12, 2016

      A trip to any of Chongqing’s top 5 motorcycle factories will reveal state of the art technology (lots of robots and laser welding) which produces top quality products for the likes of BMW, Yamaha and Piaggio as well as their own brands. Here we will have a look at the other end of the […]

  • Chinese motorcycles in Norway!

    February 22, 2016

          Trond Hagen from Norway gives David McMullan the info on the Norwegan motorcycle industry       What is the general condition of the motorcycle market in your Norway? Is it growing due to fuel prices or receding due to cheaper cars?   The selling of motorbikes are very good this days, […]

  • The bike market in Brazil

    February 21, 2016

      By C2W Brazil correspondent Mark Fawcett in Sao Paulo   Several Chinese motorcycle manufacturers have tried to enter the Brazilian market but it remains a (Brazil) nut yet to be cracked by the Chinese. Here Mark Fawcett gives us the low down on the industry in the land of samba.   In Brazil every […]

  • Chinese bikes in Poland

    February 20, 2016

      David McMullan talks to Marcin Bowsza CEO of Powerbike Poland   What is the general condition of the motorcycle market in Poland? Is it growing due to fuel prices or receding due to cheaper cars? Like many European countries, the Polish motorcycle market has experienced the decrease of new registrations. The Seasons from 2009 […]

  • Motorhead Tekken by Fuego Power

    February 19, 2016

      C2W ride report We marveled at the blue skies as we prepared to take the Motorhead Tekken for its major test ride on the mountain roads of Tibet. We’d all ridden the bike on the traffic filled roads of Chongqing and been pleased with its urban performance but now we were facing different challenges […]

  • Looking at Loncin

    February 18, 2016

      Chongqing motorcycle giant Loncin has long been regarded as a leading light in the Chinese motorcycle industry. Loncin are currently the biggest exporter of motorcycles from China with roughly half of their million plus production going overseas. Loncin were founded in 1993 and since then the company has grown to become one of the […]

  • How does a price hike in raw materials affect motorcycle cost?

    February 17, 2016

      By Sean Kerr Raw materials have seen huge increases in price over the past years, largely driven by manufacturer demand across Asia; the factory of the World. From textiles to electronics and vehicles the necessary components required to assemble these products are more often than not derived from raw resources mined, felled, grown and […]

  • Modern Chinese Replacement for an All-Time Classic 2 wheeler

    February 15, 2016

    Sean Kerr reports on cubs in Thailand   In the late 1950’s Soichiro Honda designed what would later become one of the most iconic two-wheeled machines ever to hit international markets. Its style came from functionality, its mechanicals developed for reliability and its target audience was neither the bike enthusiast nor a specific group of […]

  • Guide to buying motorcycle parts from China

    February 11, 2016

    David McMullan guides you to the best way to buy parts from China This important information will appear periodically in our publications. For more specific information and advice on importing from China and exporting to China write to David McMullan at englishmaninchina@gmail.com   Finding information on Chinese motorcycle parts exporters Simple Google searches like ‘Chinese […]

  • Popular misconceptions about Chinese bikes debunked.

    It’s fair to say that Chinese goods don’t always get the best praise. There are literally millions of products coming from China that of poor quality and are leaving buyers with a bad taste in their mouth for making the regrettable purchase. The motorcycle industry is no different. For every one good company producing quality […]

  • Chinese motorcycles in Russia

    David McMullan talks to Юрий Зуев (Yuri) from SM- Motors What is the general condition of the motorcycle market in Russia? Is it growing due to fuel prices or receding due to cheaper cars? The motorcycle market was growing in Russia since 2008 year until the end of 2014. The first locomotive of the market […]