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Phil West  says:

WK 650i: the first big bike from China

The Chinese motorcycle industry has been churning out big, big numbers for a long time – over 50% of the world’s motorcycles are built there after all. Until now, however, they’ve often been small capacity copies; scooters and learner bikes built for commuters yet dismissed by true enthusiasts as cheap and poor quality. But one ‘large number’ has eluded them – until...

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sprintst955

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sprintst955 says:

WK ?

Surely theres an A and N missing !

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snev

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snev says:

oldmanA...

Rogerborg is currently suffering from "Sand In His VAGINA" according to someone on this site. So I think you need to "cut him a little Slack". However Roger has just taken delivery of 100 cans of ACF-50 and is currently immersed in Anti corrosive Lubric-nt so hopefully he will be able to ease the Scored Cylinder lining and Come back Firing on all Cylinders.

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snev

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snev says:

sprintst955

KWAN ? NAWK ? NWKA ? I Don't get it....!

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snev

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snev says:

Oh I get it...

KWAK. There are a few KWAKERS down my street the bloody Kwakers.

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frugaltail

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frugaltail says:

when all you old timers are packing in your riding kids may be buying chinese, Honk of sh!t right now but maybe in the next 20 years they could be good! we will see.... as for the WK myself i would rather buy trusted second hand but this is either just a false start or a new start...

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marval

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marval says:

Chinese Junk

That is the bike not the boat! If you buy a new one of these, you will have no mot worries, because you will have got rid of it on Ebay for spares or repair long before its 3rd birthday!!! I once gave a second hand Hyosung 650 a whirl, because it was very cheap. new they are about the same price of a discounted SV650,build quality was abysmal.Yet the Koreans can build cars??? I now have an SV650 brilliant!

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Idahojudgebuster

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I suspect that frugaltaill is right that the quality  of Chinese bikes is going to improve. We have certainly seen that with Korean cars. One of my other hobbies is guns. While some Chinese firearms are nothing but cheap copies of American or European weapons others are really top notch! If they can make high quality weapons I see no reason they can't make high quality motorcycles.

Likewise I suspect that the Chinese will start developing their own designs. Remember Kawaski's first big bike was nothing more than a copy of a pre-unit construction BSA 650!

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paparoach

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paparoach says:

 as for the moment, will probably provide further input once i fip over a leg on one of these babies

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