By now, you probably can I am a chopper/cruiser rider. My last 2 bike being Shadow 400 and Marauder 125.
The Shadow VLX 600 is my latest ride. Compare to the Shadow 400, this Shadow VLX looks more like the Steed with minimal front and back wheel fender. Also the handlebar is higher and not as wide compared to the 400.
Overall it is a rather economical class 2 cruiser. Fuel consumption averaging about 150km to 10 l petrol. If I remember correct (that was 6 years ago) this is about similar to the 400.
The only gripe is the 4 speeds transmission. At top gear it gives a feeling that there is still another gear to shift up. Above 100kmh, the engine vibration is rather noticeable. Not sure if it is because this is an old 2nd hand bike. Other reviews online also mentioned about the vibration.
It is not a speed demon bike but as for me it has more than enough power and acceleration to pull away from a tailgating car in a swift.
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Jianshe Group (重庆建设工业有限责任公司) is based in Chongqing, China. The company produces motorcycle, sand buggy and motors.
Geely (吉利) is a car manufacturer in Zhejiang that also produces Motorcycle.
Full name is Geely Group Zhejiang Motorcycle Co., Ltd. (吉利集团浙江摩托车有限公司).
Seeking Alpha article on Harley in China caught my eye. The author wanted to recommend Harley and went as as far as to title the article with a China theme. It seem like these day anything that got to do with China is bullish.
Read closer, you’ll find that he actually pointed to much doubt of Harley ability to succeed in China.
In additional to the points about income level, population, importation cost. another intersting point that one may want to know is that in most major cities (that’s where people with cash to purchase Harley are), heavyweight bike is not legal. Not only that, policies are towards curbing usage in city. So how will Harley position and sell?
Indeed it would be interesting to learn what is actually the “long-term strategy (which is not capital intensive and will focus on steady and sustainable growth) is sound and can yield dividends in the long-run“.