China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition

China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CIMAmotor) is back for 2016!

March 29, 2016

    The China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CIMAmotor) has long been the major national and international motorcycle exhibition for the Chinese motorcycle industry and will return in Chongqing during November 2016. CIMA has long boasted that it exhibits ‘80% of the Chinese motorcycle industry’ and while it has been accused before of favouring the […]

most motorcycle parts in one place in the world

The most motorcycle parts in one place in the world!

March 25, 2016

By David McMullan   I first visited and reported on the China Motorcycle Parts fair (CMPF) 6 years ago when it was an unknown expo. A party of Uruguayan motorcycle and parts importers had come to meet me in Chongqing and I’d happened to have heard that the local exhibition centre was staging an exhibition […]

Chinese made UTVs

15 insurances when purchasing Chinese made UTVs

March 24, 2016

  A slight departure from our regular scheduling but variety is the spice of life, after all, so here’s a rundown of some tips to consider when buying UTVs… or anything from China for that matter. Verify EPA and CARB: Verify EPA and CARB First and foremost, request the EPA document if buying direct. They […]

C2W replies to comments about Chinese motorcycles on social media

March 18, 2016

Get it right!   It’s time again to revisit some of the drivel that comes from the keyboards of uninformed YouTube viewer about Chinese bikes. This issue we’ve sourced comments from a video titled “Should I Buy a Chinese Motorcycle?” made by a British bike mechanic. The video is worth a watch as the poster, […]

Boost for Chinese motorcycle industry as IMF admit Yuan

March 17, 2016

  The International Monetary Fund (IMF) admitted China’s Yuan into its benchmark currency basket on the 30th November 2015 in another success for Beijing’s campaign for China’s recognition as a global economic power.   The IMF’s executive board agreed to add the Yuan to its Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket alongside the dollar, euro, pound […]

MV Agusta in China

MV Agusta in China   The popularity and sales of high-end motorcycles is soaring on the Chinese market despite the urban motorcycle bans. Companies like Harley-Davidson and Ducati have grown in popularity over the last ten years inspiring other 1st class marques to try their luck on the Chinese market; it is the influence of […]

The trials and tribulations of a Chinese motorcycle dealer

March 16, 2016

Dealerships in China have had to adapt to the issues caused by the banning of internal combustion engine motorcycles and those who haven’t been smart have had to shut up shop. We spoke to Chongqing motorcycle dealer Hu Feng about the trials and tribulations of the business. At his showroom in Shapingba district of Chongqing […]

Jialing, China’s first motorcycle manufacturer

March 15, 2016

  Brief history Like many motorcycle manufacturing companies (think Benelli, BSA and Royal Enfield) Jialing began as a supplier of arms to China’s military forces. Jialing was first established in 1875 and first began to produce civilian motorcycles in 1979 making it the oldest motorcycle manufacturer and the founder of the now huge Chinese motorcycle […]

Race to the Bottom of the Motorcycle & ATV Market, Why?

March 13, 2016

  I became a dealer/importer/distributor for Chinese ATVs, Motorcycles, Scooters, and Go-Karts beginning back in 2004. I launched my 1st retail dealership with my own energy and my own bank account in 2007. I had high hopes to create a business that could be passed on to my sons – a business with the kind […]

Chinese motorcycle company profiles

March 11, 2016

Fuego Fuego Power in Chongqing is the manufacturer of the ‘Motorhead’ brand. Fuego are one of the newest additions to the Chinese motorcycle industry and gained recognition when one of their dirt bike models achieved the ‘Guinness world record for a motorcycle tour in one country’ when C2W sub-editor Sean Kerr completed a 36000 kilometre […]