China Bike Info (Dealers / Bikes / Gear)

Discussion in 'Asia' started by TBR, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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    Polaris dealership Beijing inside the “Cool Car City” complex, close to the Ducati Beijing dealership.

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    Fire Dragon Brothers bike shop at Beijing Goldenport Race Circuit.

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    Beijing Goldenport Race Circuit BMW dealership

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  4. Dr. Benny

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    Hey TBR,

    Thanks for this exhaustive list! :clap

    What is your best recommendation for a foreigner looking to rent a bike around Shanghai?
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  5. TBR

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    No legal rental bikes available, not really a good situation as Mainland China does not recognise overseas driving license and international driving permits. Would not recommend driving / riding without a Chinese license as it's a well know fact that quite a few foreigners ended up in detention for up to 15 days on the spot without any court hearings and booted out of the country afterwards (not able to return to Mainland China on any type of visa for 5-10 years). This happened to short term visitors and resident "expats" holding work permits and Z visas alike.

    Some time ago rental car companies like Hertz / Avis in China were able to obtain temporary driving license for foreigners (short term visitors) renting a car through them and the temporary driving license was interlinked with the rental car and actual rental period. They only issued temporary China driving license for cars - not for motorcycles!!!

    Do not listen to any so called "visa / driving license agents" in China offering to assist or help out, they provide you with fake documentation for thousands of RMB (Chinese Yuan) and some of them driving licenses look like drawn with a black crayon by a five year old.....

    Own motorbike as a non resident visitor on short term, only legal way as of today is either going solo (very expensive) with a government appointed guide through a licensed tour operator for China travel and / or find a group of foreign China travellers that did all the ground work already and join them to lower the costs involved.

    Be warned, TIC = This Is China and everyone is after your $$$$'s....

    Side-note, have a read and a few laughs, China National Driving Exam Questions = http://www.chinese-driving-test.com
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    Beijing Ducati (China) dealership hosting DRE = Ducati Riders Experience (23-25 August).

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    Beijing bike shop cluster at Jingmi Road (Highway # 101) not far from the Beijing Capital Airport Expressway.
    Great variation of bikes available from Chang-Jiangs to Jialing JH600 sidecars and HD’s……

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  8. Dr. Benny

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    Hey TBR,
    Thanks for the rental advice.
    That's what I figured. I travel to China a bunch for work (actually employed by a Chinese company). But I travel on a simple tourist/business visa.
    It seems like it's only a problem when it becomes a problem :deal
    I'll stick to the back roads in the small towns I visit with a borrowed bike.
    Cheers,
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    Shanghai multi brand bike / parts store, as well on China's famous online Taobao platform = http://www.taobao.com

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    Multi brand motorbike dealer Hainan Tropical Island (Sanya / Dadonghai - National Road G224) opened up.....

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    Tropical Island HAINAN (South China) trike and bike rental based out of Sanya / mob+86) 18789189333

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    ***no affiliations with any China bike rental company / tour operators, never used them, have nothing to do with anything offered or accepted***
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    INDIAN motorbikes for sale at Shanghai Hongqiao Business Building and some strange wide wheel electrical vehicle = www.eamotor.com

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    That's supposed to be a Tron Lightbike.

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    Thank you for this thread- gives me a great insight into the motorcycle industry in China.
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    KTM China = http://www.ktmr2r.com offering the 690R-Enduro as of this month (145000 RMB approx. 23500 US$ and the price shown on the website does not include any sales tax, registration / plate and misc. OTR fees)
    The KTM Enduro 690R can not be registered for the foreseeable future in large cities like Shanghai / Beijing due to CCC certification and restrictions = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Compulsory_Certificate

    KTM Enduro 690R http://www.ktmr2r.com/KTM/Enduroxilie/2013/0929/28.html

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    2015 Orange Days Shangha (5-7th.June 2015 @ Tianma Circuit) http://csr.ktmr2r.com
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  18. Texas Aggie

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    Interesting. Is this KTM is standard suspension height?
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    Well ~ as of today have not seen any "low factory version" KTM Enduro / MX in any China shop or anywhere in the world to be honest.
    Was ask several times by media people to sit on a KTM 1190R / 350 EXC-F during the initial KTM Shanghai dealership opening as the only person present among hundreds able to sit properly on the tall KTM bikes...
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    Once upon a time in China....

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