The Piaggio Group announced plans to open a new research and development center in China for producing new vehicles specifically for the Asian market. The new R&D facility will be located in Foshan, an industrial center in southern China which also houses Piaggio Zongshen Foshan Motorcycle Co., a joint venture owned by Piaggio (45%), the […]
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!