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Who made your bike.....

Post by dynax » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:23 pm

For those who readily dismiss the quality of chinese made bikes, do you really know where your big brand bike is actually made, you may be surprised, http://www.whomademybike.com/

screenshot of my Xena's birthplace :lol:
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by APR » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:27 pm

Never even though of this!!! My R6 was made in the land of Japan :wink:
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by Gerontious » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:46 pm

I go round in circles.

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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by JackieOWheels » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:51 pm

Seems my CBR125R was made in Thailand. :|
Guess I better pay my respects.
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Post by Snod Blatter » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:30 pm

Z250SL - PT Kawasaki Motor Indonesia. Bleh. To be fair though if you actually look at it closely the word Indonesia is written all over it..

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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by geofferz » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:54 am

My Yamaha was made in Japan.
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by Richzx6r » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:23 am

Both my ninjas are Japanese
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by Smithers » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:36 am

JackieOWheels wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:51 pm
Seems my CBR125R was made in Thailand. :|
Guess I better pay my respects.
Nothing wrong with Thai made bikes, their build quality often exceeds the Japanese. I've had a Honda that was Thai built, excellent. :thumb:
PS, Honda oversee production to preserve the brand name.
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by XTreme » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:17 am

I can live with this!
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by dynax » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:33 am

Did some extensive research last night, majority of the big brands are made in Japan with some exceptions, the sub 500cc bikes tend to be hit and miss, some made in Japan some in France, several in Thailand, some odd ones a Malaysia, and a few in China, most of the bigger bikes upwards of 500cc tend to be Mainly Japan, although there have been some recent models that have been made in France, all these were from reg numbers that i could see from ebay and odd images from google :thumb:

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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by XTreme » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:47 am

I know G series Beemers are made in China.

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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by Gerontious » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 am

XTreme wrote:
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I know G series Beemers are made in China.
No. They are all made in Berlin aside from one, which is made in India.

Some engines are made in China but final assembly takes place in Germany.
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by Gin » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:20 am

Most Triumphs are made in Thailand.

Source: Worked at Triumph factory UK.

I have to admit, I do love the guys who do the "Buying British engineering, better than that asian crap" who then learn that their bike was actually imported in and get a bit upset.
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by S-Westerly » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:53 am

Ducatis are still made in their factory in Bologna.
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Re: Who made your bike.....

Post by Mississippi Bullfrog » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:29 pm

Gin wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:20 am
Most Triumphs are made in Thailand.

Source: Worked at Triumph factory UK.

I have to admit, I do love the guys who do the "Buying British engineering, better than that asian crap" who then learn that their bike was actually imported in and get a bit upset.
Several of the reviews I looked at specifically stated the build quality of the Thai factory, especially their paintwork.
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