Nothing wrong with Taiwan made scoots. But just like the Japanese started farming out production to Taiwan, Taiwan is now doing the same thing with mainland China. BUT. I have not seen any evidence of quality issues because of this. It looks like the Taiwan companies run a tight ship, and have excellent quality control. My Vino 125 and Zuma 125 were made in Taiwan, and my former Kawasaki Eliminator 125 and KLR650 were made in Thailand. All are indistinguishable from Japanese made bikes. There are very few vehicle manufacturers that do not use Taiwan and Chinese made parts, even Rolls Royce.