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    A New $3,000 ADV Motorcycle? Yes, Please!

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    yeah, comes with a lot of accessories. I hope it's reliable

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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    Hi littletommy: Looks interesting. Would at least have to see a model and ride for a while before buying. However, I think that both India and China, which have many more motorcycles(especially small CC) on the road are getting there Mojo so to speak up to speed. I remember when Japanese products were simply "Rice Burners". These countries can and are starting to produce quality equipment, if one looks.
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    I hope the listed weight includes the rack and panniers otherwise seems porky. Nice volumetric efficiency at almost 100hp/ litre of displacement but that means peaky power and high r.p.m.s are not conducive to longevity. Nice concept, hope marketing gurus don't point out that at that price level they are leaving money on the table, and bring the sales price up to mildly undercut competition. If we see too cheap a price we think too cheap a quality,
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    "If you're an ADV enthusiast, you probably read this headline and said to yourself, “A new model adventure bike? For less than $3,000? It’ll be an underpowered, fragile piece of crap. Probably built in China.” Well... you may well be right."

    That says it all, to me. I know there's a guy on here with billions of miles on his Zongshen, but the company just hasn't won me over. He is the unique exception, to the rule that China bikes a junk. I'm sure he's done plenty of preventative fixes, strengthening and replacing of weak parts, extra maintenance, etc. If this bike were reliable (Japanese), I could imagine a KLR 250 motor (power-wise) in a 400 pound ADV bike... I imagine about 95% of the US motorcycling population couldn't. I do think that China bikes are getting closer in terms of reliability, with the globalization of parts and manufacturing industry over recent years, but they still aren't on par with a good Japanese or European vehicle. I want to like it (cool concept), but I can't. Maybe this will be another exception (Chinese automotive companies/products moving in the right direction), and I will wholly be proven wrong. I won't keep my fingers crossed. For the time being, I'd rather put that 3 grand towards a Honda Grom (125).
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    Hi kj7687: Kind of thought you would want to weigh in. Times are starting to change, yes crap has been produced in all countries, try late 70's/ early 1980's American cars in general. Welcome to the changing world. By the way I owned a 1986 Astro Van I liked. It was used as a cargo van for my printing company and a getaway with mattress in back on weekends.
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    Bike looks kinda cool but for the heavy weight it has I'd pick a KLR similar in weight and 400 cc's more in the engine department. In my opinion the KLR is a pig and too big to trail ride on. Fire roads and such it is great though. Not sure about the quality but for three grand what would you expect? littletommy needs to be the guinea pig and buy one and let us know
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    dogonit: You are definitely right about different countries all making crap at one point or another, and that times are changing in the motor vehicle industry. I had a 94 Astro Van. 215k miles when I sold it and it ran fine, even though I never did any maintenance on it. I reckon that 4.3L wasn't too bad. I like the mattress in the back idea...talk about camping with a girlfriend ;D
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