I know they can look pretty, and they are often sold by reputable stores such as Pep Boys or the like, and the prices seem attractive.
But everything I have heard says it's a bad idea. The people who have needed work have had horrible difficulty in getting repairs done either due to the service facility or more often than not, because the replacement pieces have not been available.
So, just as a pretty face doesn't necessarily mean a nice personality, the Chinese bike being pretty is not reason enough to buy it. Maybe someday the quality will warrant the purchase, but at this point, I would avoid it.
It's your decision, I just though I would share my opinion with you.
Pics as well as content are truly appreciated. So what about these Chinese bikes and atv's?
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