I think the Chinese thing is very polarizing. I remember my dad saying the same thing about Honda's, Datsun's and Toyota's in the 1970's. My uncle said he laughed at the Honda bikes in the 60's because he and his pals had pre and post WW2 Harleys and Indians on the road. My friend in high school had a Hyundai in the mid 80's. We gave him hell. Meanwhile my Dodge was always....ALWAYS broken down. Truly, America built POS cars in the 80's. I think Zongshen/Cyclone has proven it's durability, reliability and value with the RX3. It's been out 2 years now, and some folks have had teething problems that have been handled with CSC's amazing customer service. Many have some decent mileage on them now. I'd trust mine anywhere. As always, 30% more power? Yes please, I'd like a helping of that. I think the Cyclone is a direct competitor for the Versys and the 250 Vstrom. For the BMW? no. I think the marquee has too much pull for folks to cross shop. BMW people are BMW people, it's the brand that is as enticing as the product. So, I think there will be direct competition, as Cyclone can compete, with price to value being high on the list. I don't consider it an inferior product, and that's not just ownership bias speaking. It's factual as myself and many other owners have been pleased to very pleased. I'm not saying it's a better product than bike X, Y, or Z, just that it's a viable option for budget minded people that want a "lite ADV" bike, and it will certainly hold it's own.