Right, I said it before, I wouldn't buy anything but Japanese, assembled here, when it comes to bikes. Phones, computers or washing machines are a different story.
But it never hurts to see what the Koreans and Chinese are up to. Just the fact that there are lots of Chinese small-displacement supermotos out there is surprising, we get only the 250 Tracker and the overpriced, too small Tracker 150.
The 200cc V-twin pictured above - I doubt Honda or Yamaha would offer anything like that. Put that in a supermoto frame, sell it for 99,000 THB!
Other Asian motorcycle producers are trying much harder in the small displacement market; I wish they'd deliver quality on the level with the Japanese but that may take at least ten years, if ever.
I'd like to hear from JB how the Lifan performed and why he sold it!