Thanks folks! I'm very happy to have found this site. It has already answered several questions I had.
should have bought a Harley..then you could get parts there in China..........
I was a long-time HD guy before I moved to China. I heard many rumors back home that certain HD parts were made in China. Now that I am here, I hear many rumors among the Chinese that all HD parts are made in the USA! HDs are still good bikes, whatever the truth might be.
I've been in China about a decade and watched HD go through its difficulties in China. This is a very tough market for any company.
Wow, talk about pressure. You're responsible for single-handedly turning an entire nation.
I read somewhere that Victory is planning to enter India, apparently bypassing China. Or maybe it is waiting. One thing is certain, there is no recession here, and HD is selling anything & everything it brings in, at about 2 to 3 times the price of back in the USA.
How difficult was it to get one registered in the country? Does it get much attention?
Difficult? Actually - it is pretty much impossible unless you have some connections, and are willing to deal with layer upon layer of bureaucracy. And even then, there is probably only a tiny chance of being successful.
The Victory is commonly mistaken for a HD. It draws an incredible amount of attention. Victory would do very well here. But I am sure it knows about the difficulties in this market.
The weather is getting better now, so I'll be sure and take lots of pics of the Victory around famous tourist sites and post them on this website.
One goal I have is to get a pic of the Victory inside the DPRK - I might have a way to accomplish that most impossible of impossible tasks, I think - and THAT would definitely be a first!