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Update: 2009 Chinese Motorcycle Show: Part 1

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!

  • Kevin,

    Great job covering the 09 CIMA. It looks more established than the 2008 show. There’s a definite difference in the bikes on display from the Chinese manufacturers! Hope you had a good time!

    Did they have a tour of some factories like last year?