A giant motorcycle show has opened in Chongqing, a
manufacturing centre in China where about 20 per cent of the world’s
motorcycles are made.
The eighth China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition
opened on Sept. 17 with 333 motorcycle firms displaying their goods.
The show features a range of Chinese bikes, but also
motorcycles from Suzuki, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, and other international
companies that view China as a huge potential market.
According to the English People’s Daily Online, Ducati is
also making inroads into the Chinese market, and will open an “office” in
Shanghai on Oct. 23, then another in Beijing in December.
Meanwhile, Chinese motorcycle manufacturers are increasingly
looking at export markets as competition for Chinese buyers tightens, according
to the English language paper.