First Chinese motorcycle enters TT
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well, it looks the biz....
could be the first pit stop in TT history to include re-tightening nuts and bolts.........
How long before the first bit falls off it?
to see who's going to be the pilot Brave sole whoever
electrics will fill with water and short, despite the absence of rain.
The tyres will be so wooden they'll be used to repair the fence it inevitable flies through.
The exhaust will rot through also, despite being brand new and in the absence of rain or salt.
The rider will not be wearing Chinese made leathers, boots and helmets.
A 12 year old child may fall out of the bike having got stuck in there whilst building it.
I believe Oldish
has been testing the brake pads
Oh, the rider is Australian David Johnson.
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could be the skoda equivalent of bikes..now owned by VW..when the RS Fabias camer out I used to work as a techie at a dealership, went out in one, and the octavia rs..no one laughs at skodas now..
very true. Besides any country can build a motorbike - it'll be hand built with reliable racing parts and all put together by experts. It'll not be a production line job. It's not the nationality, it's the funding and the experience of the team that make the difference.
they aren't going to enter the TT to become stereotypical failures......though that chassis looks a bit old school !
OK IM WILLING TO BET
THE GEARBOX GIVES UP
I SAID IT HERE 1ST !!!!!!!!
Japanese running gear....or possibly blueprinted engines etc from an old model.....bit like some of the cars they now make...blatant copies of other manufacturers cars!
Another little snippet, nobody gave the Japs a hope in hell.
The introduction of the Featherbed frame and the abortive Norton Kneeler concept by the works Norton team it was not sufficient to challenge the multi-cylinder European motor-cycles from Gilera and Moto Guzzi. Financial problems led to the demise of the Norton team and along with other traditional British motor-cycle manufacturers AJS, BSA, Matchless and Velocette and were replaced by European competition from CZ, DKW, Ducati, Mondial, MV Agusta and NSU at the Isle of Man TT Races. By the end of the 1950s, the East Germany motor-cycle firm MZ used the Isle of Man TT Races to improve their Walter Kaaden designed two-stoke technology. The 1959 Isle of Man TT Race was the first race for the fledgling Japanese Honda team when Naomi Taniguchi finished in 6th place in the 1959 125 cc Ultra-Lightweight TT Race on the Clypse Course at an average race speed of 68.29 mph.
Scorpion won't be happy about you dissing their product....and stevebaldy, Ryan Farquhar has been doing brilliantly using 'old style' frames....
Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.
heard it all b4
when the japs put bikes on the starting grid in the early 60s ..
prob in 5 yrs the chinky bikes will be the best on the track with a repsol zingzang or something like that
In another 10 years
I took my test on a chinese bike. (mid 90's) There were always bits dropping off it.
There are still pretty rough, but they are getting better. I don't doubt that, at some point, they will be a credible machine, but not for a while yet.
30 years ago, would you have bought a Skoda? Look at them now!
Wasn't it 1969 before Ducati......
won a TT race? Production 250 with a single cylinder.
Then look what happened within just a few short years.
Didn't Mike Hailwood shatter the lap record by a big margin in 1978 on a Ducati?
The chinese are coming, but slooooowly. They can't do quality and cheap at the same time.
Outsourced to China.
With manufacturers and employers contracting work out to China I think this guy is a genius:
Surely he's adopted the very strategy employers espouse. Apparently he no longer works for the company. Shame.
Just rip it off
That's the Chinese way
China's CBR250R beater
Lookout Honda, Zhejiang Jiajue Motorcycle Manufacturing Co.,Ltd. has you in their sites. This is the new ZJMM R12, not so much a clone of the CBR250R as it is simply a photoshopped image of it. In a fit of digital image manipulation mastery, ZJMM also plans a naked version.
"These images clearly show what looks like an actual Honda that has been lightly modified (check out the sweet LEDs inside the headlight bezel lifted from the Thai aftermarket) and presented as a current domestic production item," explains industry insider Michael Uhlarik. "Notice the less-than-subtle graphic treatment applied digitally over what look to be Honda's official press photos. Given that this is common practice in China's prolific scooter market ought to come as no surprise to any industry watcher, but since the rather obvious copies of Kawasaki's old model ER-6 started to appear under several Chinese manufacturer labels, it seems that open season has been declared on western motorcycle counterfeiting."
"Assuming it actually exists, the bike reveals just the latest chapter in a long and sad history in the Middle Kingdom's struggle for global industrial credibility. Sure, we all copied at some time. Yamaha's first motorcycle was a very poor quality rip-off of a DKW; Canada's first production aircraft were imitations of British models (on further reflection, most of Canada was an imitation of Britain, but that is fodder for another editorial) and so on. Imitation is, as the saying goes, the highest form of flattery."
"The N10 seems to be nothing more than a Photoshop manipulation of a stripped down CBR250," continues Uhlarik. "It could be neat, if Honda actually did something like that themselves. I will reserve my judgment until after I see the R12 and N10 in person. Assuming it makes it to EICMA and assuming that I get to it before the Guardia di Finanza drag the copies away."
"Rest assured, the Honda Motor Company employs some of the finest litigators in the business, and I am sure that thumbs are being broken somewhere as you re
"Honda Motor Company employs some of the finest litigators"
that don't mean shit China ain't listerening, they've been copying western cars for years, don't think china's paid out a single Renminbi (spelling) in compensation
Rolls and Panda Copyfeits...
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They have the technology to build anything...
They now need to start using decent raw materials instead of recycling bean tins & rusty bicycles.
Then improve on the build quality.
Problem is, this pushes up the costs, and who would pay top dollar for an unproven make of bike?
But then, it's happened before.