Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Seattle suburbia
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My impression of Chinese-manufactured good is, unless the factory has been set up and is supervised by a foreign national, quality is whatever they can get away with. When CF Moto gets ISO 9001 certified, then I'd consider buying a product from them. But we have so many good choices in the ATV/UTV market from quality companies that make their products here in the US (including Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Can-Am, Polaris, etc.), why would I take a chance on a Chinese-built ATV?
I have 4 Japanese-built motorcycles (3 Hondas and a Yammie), and an Italian-built bike (Honda EU manufactured), an an American-made ATV (Honda). I can't see buying something made in China unless a US, Japanese, German, or Korean company runs the factory. The Chinese will eventually figure out how to build quality in... but they can learn on someone else's dime. Oh, another problem I have with Chinese-owned companies is that many of them are owned by the People's Liberation Army, and profits go to build up the Chinese military.
BTW, Google pulled manufacture of the Moto-X phone back to the US, and Apple is manufacturing the Mac Pro here in the US, too. With the rise of CNC and other forms of automated manufacturing, we'll see more manufacturing here in the US... but we'll never again see a low-skilled manufacturing jobs base.
Everything is on its way to somewhere...
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