Found these specs:
These are available in gloss black white and orange. We have white in stock currently! High quality construction inverted and adjustable front forks front and rear disc brakes electric and kick start with an air cooled single cylinder 15 horse power 200cc engine! Top speed is approx 75 miles per hour. Black white or orange available Engine Type: 199cc 4 Stroke Air Cooled Carburetor: 26mm Bore Stroke: 66mm x 58.2mm Horsepower: 15 @ 8000RMP Start Mode: Kick Start / Electric Start Transmission: 1 Down 4 Up 5-Speed Manual Frame: Steel L x W x H: 81 x 30.5 x 44 Front Suspension: Inverted Rebound/Compression Adjustable Rear Suspension: Spring Shock Brakes: Front/Rear Disc Wheels: STREET: 17 /17 Seat Height: 32.5 Weight: 328 lbs Ground Clearance: 8 Wheelbase: 48 Covered Parts Description Covered Period Motor Engine Transmission 1 Year (Unlimited Miles) Mechanical Components Carburetor 1 Year (Unlimited Miles) Electrical Harness CDI Inst. Cluster 1 Year (Unlimited Miles) Battery (when purchased with new unit) Battery 30 Days (Unlimited Miles) Suspension Shocks Forks 6 Months (Unlimited Miles) Brake Caliper 1 Year (Unlimited Miles) Exhaust Header pipe Muffler 1 Year (Unlimited Miles) Clutch CVT/Manual Clutch 90 Days (Unlimited Miles)
Electric and kickstart, air cooled, 15 HP, carb, tach, speedo with dual disc brakes. No mention of fuel capacity. Not too shabby. Have to wonder about the quality though...
Thanks for the info. I'm just familiar with the major manufacturers (and not an expert even there), so the china bikes I have no clue on. I wouldn't rule them out entirely - as Spuds bike is definitely a good one. Before reading some of his threads I had no idea that they even existed.Hard telling, but SSR is one of the better importers. Or at least one of the more longstanding ones.
The way that stuff works is that tons of the same bikes are made at different quality levels all over China, often from the same plant. Various importers spec their own level of cheesiness then slap their own brand names on what are essentially identical bikes. The fly-by-night outfits spec the low end, don't submit them for the proper paperwork which allows you to register them, etc. Then theydump them on unsuspecting losers, then close shop or change names, lather, rinse, repeat. The goodn's spec the upper end of the same bikes and are more likely to be around to back it up tomorrow.
The trick is knowing which of the junk, isn't. Some of it is actually quite decent. Spuds 60,000 mile Zong comes to mind.
Well, it's also been claimed that the TW will do 75 mph - mine won't (at least with me on it and not diving off a cliff ). Fastest I have ever gotten mine up to is indicated 75 and that was downhill with a decent backwind :whip2: . Not something I'd do on a regular basis. With a lighter rider and better tune job, is it possible? Probably. 55mph is in the comfort zone (45-60) for my TW.