David Lahey wrote:pop wrote:FM350 wrote:Good idea, but not sure that info relating to a 1980s twin-shock bike, would help the Chinese much with building a P65?
It looks like there is atleast 50 motorcycle factories in china, im sure few could build a copy of a TY or TLR, and sell quite a few thousand units around the globe, probably more then Gas/beta combined, and i dont think Chinese give hoot about copy rights so they can copy anything. No I didnt mean P65s.
Why not P65? I believe pre-65 replica frames (Rickman MX frames) are already being made in a Chinese factory run by an enterprising Aussie.
Note for FM350 - they are REPLICA Rickman frames, not modern designs - so would be OK to use in Aussie competition
Not sure I would want to trust a Chinese made Mettisse frame, as those made in the UK and Holland by top class frame builders, very often suffer with top tube breakages, when used in serious competition? I would guess if the Chinese ones are being made out of thicker gauge tubing though, there is much less chance of any problems, and they should sell very well indeed.