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Steve Farrell  says:

Chinese Kawasaki-alike 250 for £2000

An Italian-designed 250 expected to cost around £2000 has been unveiled as a concept at the Chinese motorcycle show. The single-cylinder Kawasaki Z-esque KP250 could go into production within months. If manufacturer Lifan can bring it to the UK for close to its anticipated price in China, it will be one of the cheapest motorcycles you can buy. But with just 19bhp...

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Popski

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Popski says:

A tyre-shredding 19bhp eh ? you'd have to pick your opposition with that amount of stomp !.

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ow01fogno1

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ow01fogno1 says:

bhp

jesus it will eat soft tyres!!!!.waste of time and money.

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JTceltic

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JTceltic says:

Hmm

Damn good looking commuter. At £2k I'd consider that (as long as it comes with a Kia style warranty!)

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Piglet2010

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Piglet2010 says:

Lifan

Lifan makes the BMW G-Series thumper motor, so at least they have some idea of contemporary quality standards.

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jahagon

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jahagon says:

Now compare this to the 300cc Kawasaki Ninja just released - I honestly think I'd pocket the £3000 change and go with this.

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TinkerNZ

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TinkerNZ says:

It looks like it also transforms into a sparrow

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rlf3

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rlf3 says:

Sym Wolf

Looks quite similar to the more powerful Sym Wolf SB250Ni which is already on sale.

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burningbush

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burningbush says:

taking the piss

We might take the piss but I sense the Chinese motorcycle industry are going to be trying very hard to win our hearts and minds over the next ten years.

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Rowdygimly

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Rowdygimly says:

Exhaust

Ground clearance? Check out the exhaust it comes pre scuffed even on a showroom model !

 

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Rogerborg

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Rogerborg says:

Zongshen 250 has been available for years

For £1500.  Same problems: parts, insurance, and finding someone daft or desperate enough to buy it off you when you realise it's barely faster than a 125 in the real world.

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