Really, it was inevitable. Just like products of the Japanese industry half a century ago, Chinese motorcycles are increasingly no longer the cheap but not always cheerful products they used to be.
These days, they’re increasingly well-engineered and soundly constructed, with ever more attractive styling that’s no longer a crude imitation of Western design. But while industry giant Qianjiang has been a key player in moving this trend forward via its Italian Benelli subsidiary, another pioneer of engaging with overseas markets with more appealing and well-made middleweight models, is the much-smaller CFMoto.
Check out the full story on the 650 GT in the upcoming issue of Australian Motorcycle News.