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04-16-2010, 12:16 PM
Sorry if I'm the last to know but I did try searching.
Looks like Ural has competition.
04-16-2010, 01:21 PM
Have seen a few...some even with BMW badges. There was a sidecar rig advertised AS a BMW in Austin several years back.
Unless they have improved the mfg process.I have noticed a lot of rough castings on parts you would think should be forged or stamped. Seems they took a Ural and made a cheaper copy. But,I may have been looking at older models.:dunno
04-16-2010, 02:16 PM
04-16-2010, 10:49 PM
I think the old Zundapp brand was sold to a Chinese company in the 90's and they produced a boxer based on the old post war design.
As I said, I think I know this........
04-17-2010, 02:24 PM
They've been around since the late '50s, early '60s...very cheaply made.
If you can get 5k miles out of one without rebuilding the engine, you are lucky. Even the chinese do not like them.
There is a guy in China, who pulls out the piece of crap motor, and replaces it with a rebuilt BMW airhead. Apparently they are quite good.
Unless you are looking for problems, stay away from these.
Unless it is already registered in USA, you will probably have problems plating them.
You see many of these mis-represented on ebay, craigslist, etc.
04-17-2010, 08:09 PM
04-18-2010, 11:48 AM
When I saw "Chinese boxer" in the title, I thought your post was going to be a discourse on "The Boxer Rebellion." :D
04-21-2010, 10:17 PM
Damn! I knew I'd seen those heads somewhere before:
WWII Harley Davidson XA. Not the same as wartime Z??ndapps or BMWs (but closely matching the prewar Z??ndapp design, below).
04-21-2010, 10:36 PM
This morningn up on the right hand side of the furum, there was a link to moto tours on these things in China... I think it was 3600 Euros & if you booked 12 buddies, you got to keep your steed...
It started out as a BMW design transfered to the Russians pre WWII in the German/Soviet pact in 1938-9 era. Post WWII it was given to the Chinese and has been built there since.
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