Chinese adventure bike - Shineray XY400GY

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by WTFMATE, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. WTFMATE

    WTFMATE Adventurer

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    Have the Chinese hit the nail on the head with this bike?

    Air cooled 400 2-valve motor
    18L tank
    Fairing
    Low fender
    Dual front discs?
    Rear rack
    150KG weight?

    [​IMG]

    2013 Shineray X5 (XY400GY)
    Specifications
    Engine Type: single-cylinder, 2-valve, 4-stroke, SOHC, oil-cooled
    Displacement: 399ml
    Weight: 150kg
    Wheelbase: 1450mm
    Compression Ratio: 8.8:1
    Max. Power: 22kw (7000r/min)
    Max. Torque: 32N.m (5500r/min)
    Starting Method: electric
    Transmission: chain-drive
    Dimension (L*W*H): 2200*865*1477mm
    Suspension: (front) twin-tube shock absorber (rear) central-type shock absorber
    Front Brake: dual-piston caliper, single-disc
    Rear Brake: single-piston caliper, single-disc
    Fuel Capacity: 18L
    Tire: (front) 90/90-21 (rear) 130/80-18
    Max. Speed: 140km/h
    Emission Compliance: Euro III
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  2. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Not just yet, still some problems with clutch, wheels (spokes in rear wheel breaking, snapping), etc.
    Mates own them over here (Beijing / Shanghai) and know of two that got bike replacements (within the first 1500k) as too much small annoying problems with the build quality. Engine seems to be a 99.9% copy of the Honda XR400......
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  3. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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    I kinda like it. It'll be interesting if it comes here.
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  4. byron555

    byron555 Lame Duck Adventurer

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    looks like it has dual exhaust valves... twin output on the head for sure
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  5. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    Engine looks like an air cooled Honda rip off, xr400? Suspension is probably total shit. Otherwise not bad.

    Also, fuel injection? Fuck carbs on an adv bike IMO.
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  6. leftfield123

    leftfield123 leftfield123

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    If it's the same bike they sell here in Turkey then it's a nice looking replica made with the cheapest possible parts and metal.
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  7. TexaNate

    TexaNate Been here awhile

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    The bike has a cool look to it but it comes across as very cheapo (which is appropriate if it's cheap!). The render looks like they borrowed some other bike images - e.g. that exhaust looks like a 2-into-1 - dual exhaust valves?

    Gotta wonder if it can beat a CRF250L or DRZ400 on price and/or build quality in the US.
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  8. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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  9. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Long timer

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    So....

    They're keeping the GOOD shit.....

    :D
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  10. RideFreak

    RideFreak Torque Junkie

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    From their webpage;
    "The following power test session unveils the true verification because we have very strict standards. Riders responsible for the test are two experienced former off-road athletes, who are experts of motorcycle travel after retirement and masters of motorcycles at the same time."

    That makes all the difference, I was a little worried :lol3
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  11. morerpmfred

    morerpmfred Been here awhile

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    There is one here for sale on kijiji locally. A 2010 model. Out of my price range. [​IMG]
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  12. shuben

    shuben n00b

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    see here my review of the X5 (with carburetor).

    http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/showthread.php?5201-Shineray-XinYuan-X5-review

    I have it now 9+k km without major fail. I am happy for carburetor version as I dont trust the EFI version yet.
    Important: stay permanently on top of maintenance!!

    Air cooled 400 2-valve motor - no, 4 valves XR400 clone engine, dual exhaust
    18L tank - no 15 Litre
    Fairing - poorest plastic; but new pieces costs me $5 each
    Low fender - yes
    Dual front discs? - no, acceptable single disk, rear brake is poor
    Max speed 130km/h
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  13. crypto666

    crypto666 Long timer

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    I am afraid all the bolts would break off if I owned it.
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  14. DPelletier

    DPelletier Been here awhile

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    Sorry; couldn't give it to me. I'd rather have a 1996 XR400. Perhaps the Chinese are getting better but they aren't there yet. My experiences with Chinese bikes (purchased by my brother and a friend) convinced me that they are poorly built crap.

    Dave
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  15. DPelletier

    DPelletier Been here awhile

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    Even if the bike in the picture was a Japanese bike; lets say a new Honda 400 dual sport, it still wouldn't offer up the package that people are looking for; not enough power, air cooled engine and too much weight. Really the only thing that design has over a 1996 XR400R is styling trying to make it look like an F800GS.


    Dave
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  16. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Meh. The specs are almost as good as my '96 DR350, the only thing it has over that (nearly 20 year old) bike is a fairing that is apparently made out of crap plastic and a rear rack. The DR makes the same power, weighs less, and has a 6-speed transmission. How much are these things supposed to cost? You can get any number of 15+ year old dual sports that are better on paper and likely have better build quality.
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  17. Carter Pewterschmidt

    Carter Pewterschmidt Long timer

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    All those Chinese products are more or less throw away. You can probably get a decent 5 to 6 years out of it, but it's garbage after that. They use cheap metals and poor castings, threads come out, stuff falls off, can't get parts.

    The Chinese may match build quality with most of the market eventually, but it's going to be a while yet.
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  18. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    That's awesome!! :rofl
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  19. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    We should like take up a collection or somethin... :cry
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  20. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    the Chinese will enter the market for real one day, and competition is a good thing
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