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    Thanks KdF i was hoping to hear someones first hand knowledge of the bike i have only seen one at a dealer .

    At half the price of the xr200 makes me want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry_bc View Post
    Hondas are made in china now and kawasakis are made in India, lol. There is a reason why 2 bikes that look the same can cost 25% to 40% more in this country. I have had many different kinds and recommend brand name, but the Rusi's seem to be ok if you don't beat the hell out of them. Good luck.
    That's just Honda and Kawasaki doing some outsourcing. The engineering and quality control are still Japanese
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    Yes, correct Cutie Ladybug, many Corporations, not only Motorcycles, both Japanese and USA etc, are doing the same thing to lower their costs, and increase their profits, because of the cheap labour costs in India and China.

    I am more concerned with the Motorcycles actually manufactured in China by the Chinese. And now, more recently, I have heard more positive comments than negative which is good.

    Also most of the service call centres, are now either in India or Philippines, for major corporations, for the same reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee from Canada View Post
    Thanks KdF i was hoping to hear someones first hand knowledge of the bike i have only seen one at a dealer .

    At half the price of the xr200 makes me want one
    That was a MAJOR factor in my friend buying one.

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    Default Take it from someone who lives in China

    "Made in China" means

    "it's junk"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingifr View Post
    "Made in China" means

    "it's junk"
    Generally I might agree with that statement. But I have a Rusi 150 and it's been trouble free. Never let me down. It potters around town comfortably and gets me over the mountain effortlessly. Takes the roughest back roads in its stride and can strap a big load on to it. Twin springs at the rear and you can remove one set or not, according to your needs. No labour charge on servicing, just pay for any parts. Maybe I just got lucky and got the good one that slipped through the net.

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    Maybe the junk is kept here and the good stuff exported. No, that can't be right - Walmart is proof of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingifr View Post
    "Made in China" means

    "it's junk"
    About 90% of the time, I would agree with that, but I also know of products that are engineered in the U.S., and made to U.S. spec, that are of (amazingly!) good quality!




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    I have decided to buy a Kawasaki Rouser 135, thanks guys.

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