The Chinese motorcycle industry- an A to Z
There are so many companies in the Chinese motorcycle industry I’ve tried to allocate each letter to a motorcycle company with a brief description of them.
Andes-A middle sized but growing Chongqing manufacturer that used to partnered with Kington
Benelli- Famous old Italian marque brought back to life by Qianjiang
CFMoto- First Chinese manufacturer to enter a motorcycle in the Isle of Man TT
Dayang- one of the biggest motorcycle manufacturers in China, headquartered in Henan
Electric scooters- okay, we cheated here.
Fuego Power- Producer of the famous ‘Tekken’ motorcycle model.
Geely are a famous auto and motorcycle producer
Haojue- Biggest producer of motorcycles in China
Italijet-Famous Italian brand now produced in China
Jialing- China’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer
Keeway- Qianjiang’s European brand originally from Hungary
Loncin- Produces scooters and engines OEM for BMW, also the biggest exporter.
Micantech motorcycles (Mican motors) are produced in Zhongshan
Nenki- specialise in making motocross
Oh my goodness, there isn’t one beginning with o
Pioneer motorcycles produce the XFmoto brand in Shandong province.
Qianjiang are the umbrella group for Qjiang, Keeway and Benelli.
Rato- have released a well-received dual sport
Shineray- Owner of iconic Italian dirt bike company SWM
Tayo- A Guangdong company that produces the Zontes brand
UM- Chinese made popular brand in Latin America and now India
Virtue- Small Chongqing brand and the only one beginning with V!
WangQiang- Builder of the only centre of cub manufacture in China
XGJAO- Owned by Yuan, the biggest shock absorber company in the world
Yinxiang- Another Chongqing giant that used to produce around a million units a year
Zongshen- Partnered with Norton, Zongshen is one of the biggest manufacturers in China