We were in Chongqing, China, last week to peruse the latest offerings from the Chinese motorcycle market at the China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition. Known as the 2009 CIMA Motor Show, this is China’s sole national-level bike show. We’ve got a couple of interesting articles on the show and the Chinese motorcycle market starting with […]
CIMA Motor Show
In our recent tests of the Chinese-manufactured Johnny Pag Motorcycles, we wrote: “If you turned around the appliances in your kitchen, you’d see several “Made in China” stickers. Inevitably, the stuff in garages across North America will one day be displaying a similar country of origin.”
With the impending onslaught of Chinese bikes on its way to our shores, we figured it would be interesting to delve deeper into the Sino-moto industry. That’s why I’m here in Chongqing, China, for the CIMA Motor Show.
Although many North Americans probably haven’t heard of Chongqing (pronounced Chong-ching), the burgeoning industrial city is the center of motorcycle production in China. There will be 400-some-odd manufacturers at the show, so I’m going to be busy.
Keep it tuned to Motorcycle.com to find out what I’ll learn on this adventure!