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Ryuka 125 Motorcycles

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Today at Phang Khon I spied a chopper in a new bike shop. It turned out to be a Ryuka 125cc , old styling but quite good finish, it was fitted with mags and front suspension was Showa .

The manager told T/W that they are Chinese and come in on boat fully assembled to Mukdahan where the distributor is located.

It had an exceptionally comfortable seating position for a 6 foot 85 kg farang , I only ticked it over on the stand but it ticked over nicely,5 speed box, discs F&R, at 40k full price I thought I would check here first and go give it a test shortly.

I have seen the Platinum,s and always thought if thats Chinese quality they can keep them, but this is far and away superior in quality and finish.

They did not have a brochure as a new model is in the wings ,which he showed me a promo of, its more up to date.

I am only looking at a hack for around the farm and village and it looks like it might fit the bill.

ozzy

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If you do buy one, please keep us posted. It's intriguing to learn of new models.

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ozzydom is it the ryuka or the zonshen 125. the zonshen is a great bike for 55,000baht but the ryuka at 39.900baht is a bag of <deleted> in comparsion. same importer for both. see here http://www.p-bike.net/pro.html.

Allan

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ozzydom is it the ryuka or the zonshen 125. the zonshen is a great bike for 55,000baht but the ryuka at 39.900baht is a bag of <deleted> in comparsion. same importer for both. see here http://www.p-bike.net/pro.html.

Allan

A bag of <deleted> ?

is that a known industry term Allan ??

Bros, ha ha haaaaaa

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They're sold in some BigC supermarkets... I wouldn't expect much, would you? :whistling:

Why? Your beloved Tigers Retros have been sold at BigC too, if i remember right. Very interesting, how you and thaicbr create your opinions on chinese made bikes. Don't forget your standard phrase "You get what you pay for" ;)

40.000 is a good price for a RYUKA125-30. Looks nice too. Maybe a little bit week of power, but for driving in town without mountains it should be OK.

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Zongshen is one of the larger Chinese motorcycle manufacturers, and they offer good quality motorcycles. They also make most of the engine parts for Harley Davidson and they manufacture engines and engine parts for Tiger Motorcycle. They also have a close relation with two-wheel giant Piaggio.

Also it's not true that all Zongshen Ryuka motorcycles are manufactured in China, as Zongshen has a manufacturing location in Thailand. For more information see http://zongshenthailand.com

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They're sold in some BigC supermarkets... I wouldn't expect much, would you? :whistling:

Why? Your beloved Tigers Retros have been sold at BigC too, if i remember right. Very interesting, how you and thaicbr create your opinions on chinese made bikes. Don't forget your standard phrase "You get what you pay for" ;)

40.000 is a good price for a RYUKA125-30. Looks nice too. Maybe a little bit week of power, but for driving in town without mountains it should be OK.

Aye, and as I've said before, I never expected much out of the Tiger, but loved it all the same, so not sure your point?

Have you ridden or do you own the Ryuka bike?

Don't believe I've ever seen one on the road and have never seen an owner post a review on this forum so pretty hard to judge the quality, service or value... :rolleyes:

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They're sold in some BigC supermarkets... I wouldn't expect much, would you? :whistling:

Why? Your beloved Tigers Retros have been sold at BigC too, if i remember right. Very interesting, how you and thaicbr create your opinions on chinese made bikes. Don't forget your standard phrase "You get what you pay for" ;)

40.000 is a good price for a RYUKA125-30. Looks nice too. Maybe a little bit week of power, but for driving in town without mountains it should be OK.

Wantan. can not read as usual. I said the ZONGSHEN Pursuit 125 was a great bike. So how am i bashing Chinese bikes.

IF YOU have actually SEEN the two bikes mentioned you would agree. The Zongshen pursuit 125 is very well made BUT the Ryuka 125-30 is a piece of shit.

There are many good bikes that are coming out of China BUT there are many more horrible bikes. These are a good example of that.

ps. The Tiger Retro is also head and shoulders better than the Ryuka retro..............You mentioned it :D

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Not hi jacking the thread but I bought a Chinese import last week next day had problems returned to shop they replaced it , next day different problems took 2 days off phone calls and contacting customer protection office to get my money back

For me lesson learned no more Chinese bikes for me

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Aye, and as I've said before, I never expected much out of the Tiger, but loved it all the same, so not sure your point?

Have you ridden or do you own the Ryuka bike?

Don't believe I've ever seen one on the road and have never seen an owner post a review on this forum so pretty hard to judge the quality, service or value... :rolleyes:

I have never seen a Ryuka on the road too, i guess. But i have also never seen any Retro on the road. But i saw both at BigC. 40000 Baht is really not much. Only 8000 Baht more than a Retro. I guess for this money you get much (more) fun with a Ryuka 125-30.

Wantan. can not read as usual. I said the ZONGSHEN Pursuit 125 was a great bike. So how am i bashing Chinese bikes.

IF YOU have actually SEEN the two bikes mentioned you would agree. The Zongshen pursuit 125 is very well made BUT the Ryuka 125-30 is a piece of shit.

There are many good bikes that are coming out of China BUT there are many more horrible bikes. These are a good example of that.

ps. The Tiger Retro is also head and shoulders better than the Ryuka retro..............You mentioned it :D

No reason to SCREEM AT ME :)

I know you like Zongshen, since Tiger is claiming to use Zongchen engines. You have used the name Zongchen very often. But here some people want to know more about the Ryuka (Zongchen) 125-30. And your only brilliant comment is " Ryuka 125-30 is a piece of shit". Very helpful and hardly believable (as usual). We are talking about a bike that is only 40000 Baht!

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Not hi jacking the thread but I bought a Chinese import last week next day had problems returned to shop they replaced it , next day different problems took 2 days off phone calls and contacting customer protection office to get my money back

For me lesson learned no more Chinese bikes for me

What brand and model was it? Good that you got your money back. Do you like to tell us more about it? I would be interested. Maybe in a new thread if you like?

Sure, if you want to be safe you should buy a japanese or western brand and pay a lot more. But some of the chinese bikes seem to have reached a very quality. E.g. i would not hasitate to buy a Lifan Cross 200 ( LF200GY-5A ) or a Lifan Custom V250 ( LF250-B ). I only heard good things about them. Good quality of parts and assembling (both is important).

Maybe the Ryuka 125 is crap compared to a Lifan Custom V250. But the Lifan is double the price. And Yamaha or Harley... :D

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Aye, and as I've said before, I never expected much out of the Tiger, but loved it all the same, so not sure your point?

Have you ridden or do you own the Ryuka bike?

Don't believe I've ever seen one on the road and have never seen an owner post a review on this forum so pretty hard to judge the quality, service or value... :rolleyes:

I have never seen a Ryuka on the road too, i guess. But i have also never seen any Retro on the road. But i saw both at BigC. 40000 Baht is really not much. Only 8000 Baht more than a Retro. I guess for this money you get much (more) fun with a Ryuka 125-30.

Wantan. can not read as usual. I said the ZONGSHEN Pursuit 125 was a great bike. So how am i bashing Chinese bikes.

IF YOU have actually SEEN the two bikes mentioned you would agree. The Zongshen pursuit 125 is very well made BUT the Ryuka 125-30 is a piece of shit.

There are many good bikes that are coming out of China BUT there are many more horrible bikes. These are a good example of that.

ps. The Tiger Retro is also head and shoulders better than the Ryuka retro..............You mentioned it :D

No reason to SCREEM AT ME :)

I know you like Zongshen, since Tiger is claiming to use Zongchen engines. You have used the name Zongchen very often. But here some people want to know more about the Ryuka (Zongchen) 125-30. And your only brilliant comment is " Ryuka 125-30 is a piece of shit". Very helpful and hardly believable (as usual). We are talking about a bike that is only 40000 Baht!

Wantan. I did not know Tiger were using Zongshen engines until YOU mentioned it in another thread.

In my comment i was merely mentioning that for a 15,000b difference in price you get a MUCH better bike. As you would KNOW if you had looked at the bikes (as you claim) So i can only conclude that you KNOW NOTHING about bikes (or quality).

And yes i HAVE seen one on the road and spoken to the owner. (a nice women, who's husband had a Honda Phantom. she kept up with the bike ride out fairly easily at 90kmh or so)

All opinions on forums are a personal one. If you do not agree that's up to you. But slagging some one off for giving information is a bit daft.

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