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The Case of the Chinese Motorcycle.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Johny_come_lately, 1st Dec, 2010.

  1. Johny_come_lately

    Johny_come_lately Well-Known Member

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    Hi there,

    I don't know if you've noticed, but Australia is receiving a lot of chinese imports. Over the last 3 years, a lot of really cheap motorcycles have arrived. The price is what attracted me. For $2000 you can buy a registered 150cc commuter. :)

    So I did some research on bike forums. All of them recommended avoiding these bikes. While they look nice, they are unreliable, have no backup, no spare parts, no workshop manuals and break down regularly. :eek:

    So I have two questions:
    1 Is $2000 too much to take a punt on a commuter?
    2 If China is to become a superpower, how can they do it without their manufacturing industries having quality control?



    Thanks,
    Johny.
     
  2. Johny_come_lately

    Johny_come_lately Well-Known Member

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    How times change. My current bike (german) has an oil leak. The gasket is $100, but the labor is $4000. $4000!! :mad: I could buy 2 chinese bikes with that money. Who has $4000 to spend on an oil leak at Christmas. :(



    Johny.