January 15, 2019

The last 2 years have seen a big rise in the production or planned production of motorcycles with displacements over 400cc. Until relatively recently only a tiny percentage of motorcycles made in China had engines bigger than the 250cc displacements that are common for...

January 10, 2019

I have mentioned in previous articles that many of the bigger companies in the Chinese motorcycle industry remain in profit (despite overall drops in manufacture and sales) due to export sales. One of the biggest boosts to the industry is that Chinese bikes are now mor...

October 22, 2018

China summer news round-up

I quite recently wrote an article detailing how, after being faced with slumping domestic sales, many Chinese factories have opted to turn to the production of cars and vans as an alternative. While this has been an extremely successful projec...

August 5, 2018

Zongshen’s recent engine manufacture deal with Norton caused a lot of people to write to me asking “why couldn’t  Zongshen develop their own engine?” I suppose this is a relevant question considering that Zongshen produces hundreds of thousands of its own engines every...

June 13, 2018

By David McMullan

englishmaninchina@gmail.com

In 2017 Chongqing off-road motorcycle and quadbike specialist Shineray joined forces with auto-maker Brilliance Auto to produce the SWM X7 SUV car and join the growing list of motorcycle manufacturers who are moving into the...

May 6, 2018

As the Chinese industry modernises and evolves China Motorcycle News takes a look at the technology needed to improve its motorcycles. Here we look at the leading manufacturers of ABS braking systems.

The global motorcycle anti-lock braking system (ABS) market is still...

May 3, 2018

Shipping motorcycles from China to your country

An intrinsic part of getting your motorcycles and other vehicles (or in fact, any products) from China is the shipping and freight. Different companies have different methods of organizing their logistics; here C2W present...

May 3, 2018

Competition and bidding wars between Chinese motorcycle companies affects sales in ASEAN countries

Three years ago Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outlined a roadmap for a shared "diamond decade" in the relations between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (...