• Obstacles for Chinese motorcycle manufacturers trying to crack the European market

    November 18, 2016

    Obstacles for Chinese motorcycle manufacturers trying to crack the European market   Chinese motorcycle manufacturers are very good at creating obstacles for themselves but here I will detail some of the aspects (mainly outside of their control) that they (especially the small and medium sized manufacturers) will have to overcome to become a power on […]

  • Motorcycle sports in China

    October 3, 2016

      China: Less Attention Given, Less Sponsorship       Motorcycle races are favoured by global competitive sports fans due to its features of excitement, low participation threshold and low team costs. However, motorcycle racing is not as popular in China. The ban on the use of motorcycles in China also contains the development of […]

  • China: The BMW G650GS Production Country

    September 28, 2016

        BMW and Loncin have created a partnership that offers spectacular benefits for both parties in the short term. Loncin manufactures engines for BMW under a license agreement. These Loncin production engines are in the 47bhp class the power limit for novice riders in the UK and the standard for BMW entry-level big bikes. […]

  • Increasing Focus of Consumers towards Luxury and Ultra-Luxury Motorcycles to Drive the Global Motorcycle Adaptive Cruise Control Market (including China) through 2020

    September 26, 2016

      The global motorcycle adaptive cruise control market is expected grow at a CAGR of over 9% during the period 2016-2020     In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global motorcycle adaptive cruise control market for 2016-2020. The global motorcycle adaptive cruise control market is divided into two […]

  • Zongshen with Norton, Fantic and a global Cyclone

    September 23, 2016

        A couple of years ago I predicted that the winds of change would have to blow through the Chinese motorcycle industry for it to evolve. It was quite obvious that the industry was flagging and needed a large injection of new ideas to get it rolling again and it seems that Zongshen have […]

  • 10 Chinese scooter manufacturers

    September 21, 2016

       By David McMullan   Generally with a Chinese scooter you are getting old technology made to be as affordable as possible. Many 125cc – 150cc Chinese scooters uses a clone of the 80’s era GY6 engine, while 50cc Chinese scooters almost always use an engine based on the Minerelli engine. These old engines don’t […]

  • Substantial leaps made in Chinese motorcycle quality improvement

    September 17, 2016

      Chinese motorcycle products are improving at a high rate to almost universal acclaim from international motorcycle magazines. For many years China was renowned for manufacturing cheap ‘throw away’ powered 2 wheelers for 3rd world countries, it seems that now this has all changed. Chinese industry analyst and historian Winston Guo remembers “it was the […]

  • The dragon and the rising sun. China and Japan still at motorcycle war

    September 6, 2016

        For centuries the clash between the Chinese and the Japanese has seen constant conflict until the relatively recent, more peaceful years of the latter 20th century. While the cultures and people are very similar in many ways there have always been rivalries in production that will remain in contention for as long as […]

  • The role of women in the Chinese motorcycle industry

    September 5, 2016

      The motorcycle industry, for the main part, has long been regarded a man’s world. Recently I was asked by FIM to write a report about women in the motorcycle industry in China and as I have recently written an article involving Ruby Zhang the owner of Fuego Power (Motorhead brand) I decided to have […]

  • World’s biggest motorcycle parts fair opens discussion forum

    August 28, 2016

        The China Motorcycle Parts Fair (CMPF) has been staged in automotive hub cities around China twice a year for nearly 40 years and has evolved into the biggest and most useful motorcycle parts trade fair in the world. The last edition in Harbin attracted over 21000 trader visitors from 37 different countries. The […]

  • China and Taiwan

    August 17, 2016

      Separated by price and quality   Report by David McMullan the Englishman in China         I often contact the organisers of motorcycle exhibitions to ask if any Chinese brands will be represented at their show. Quite often the reply is in the affirmative with organisers naming Taiwanese motorcycle companies KYMCO and […]