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CHINA PRODUCES 21M MOTORBIKES
CHINA PRODUCES 21M MOTORBIKES
16 February 2007

This from China's Economic.Net webzine, which shows the official tally of motorcycle production hit 20 million units in 2006;

In 2006, both China's production volume and sales volume of motorcycles broke through the 20 million barrier to amount to 21million sets; a gross goal set for the motorcycle industry to obtain an output of about 20 million sets of motorcycles as planned was realized ahead of schedule.

Statistics show that the accumulative production volume of motorcycles during the whole year amounted to 21.4435 million sets, 3.6763 million sets more than the total annual outputs of the year before.

With eight motorcycle producers having produced and sold over 1 million units, a trend that the fittest survives is very obvious.

The top ten largest companies in terms of their respective production and sales volumes were Grand River Group, Loncin, Chongqing Jianshe Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., China Jialing Group, Lifan Group, Qianjiang Motorcycle Group, Zongshen Industrial Group, Luoyang Northern Enterprises Group Co., Ltd., Jinan Qingqi Motorcycle Co., Ltd. and Jincheng Motors Group, among which the first eight companies had both a production and a sales volume of over 1 million each.

Judging from the number of companies having submitted reports, 105 companies reported their respective data on their annual production and sale volume; this is 13 companies less than the year before, and 28 less than 2004.

At the same time, China's exports of motorcycles increased rapidly. The exports of 70 producers actually increased 40.64% year on year to 6.4035 million, which accounted for 30.11% of the total sales volume.

That shows that after China's entry into the WTO, its motorcycle industry is "going out" and acquiring a sustained and rapid growth rate. The top 12 companies in terms of their exportation volume are Loncin, Jincheng Motors Group, Lifan Group, Grand River Group, Zongshen Industrial Group, China Jialing Group, Jinan Qingqi Motorcycle Co., Ltd., Chongqing Jianshe Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., Sundiro Honda Motorcycle Co., Ltd., Chongqing Yinxiang Motorcycle (Group) Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Dayang Motorcycle Co., Ltd. and Qianjiang Motorcycle Group.
 

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CHINA PRODUCES 21M MOTORBIKES
CHINA PRODUCES 21M MOTORBIKES
16 February 2007

This from China's Economic.Net webzine, which shows the official tally of motorcycle production hit 20 million units in 2006;

In 2006, both China's production volume and sales volume of motorcycles broke through the 20 million barrier to amount to 21million sets; a gross goal set for the motorcycle industry to obtain an output of about 20 million sets of motorcycles as planned was realized ahead of schedule.

...none of which seem to have engines larger than 125cc
 

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Rock-N-Roll said:
...none of which seem to have engines larger than 125cc

Boy, I know what you mean!! It sure seems that way, but actually there ARE a few motorcycles that are bigger - Yamaha (or wahtever company builds/assembles them here in China) has a 150cc single cylinder model, and there is a company (I don't know the manufacturers name) that still builds a old BMW boxer twin copy. It's around 750cc or so in size, and it usually comes with a sidecar - I've seen some in Nanning. I've also seen a few imports - a Yamaha Virago 250cc twin cylinder model, and we even have ONE Harley Davidson here in Nanning!! By and large though, China is the land of 125cc (or smaller) engines!! For any of you living here in China.............ever use any of the 3 wheel 125cc motorcycle taxis?? I use them here in Nanning on occasion.....if I get a "agressive" driver it can be kind of a wild ride!! :eek:
 

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There are quite a few manufacturers who make 250cc engines, both single cylinder and twin cylinders. The Virago model you mentioned is domestically produced in JV. 250cc models are mostly for export to developed countries, though didn't see much success as of yet.

The 750cc side-car model, copy of Ural, copy of WWII BMW model, is still made in China by a couple of manufacturers who mainly sell domestically as fashionable item to youngsters and expats in China's big cities.
 
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