China Inspires Bike Boom

LONDON, UK - Bargain-priced Chinese imports are firing a growth in interest in bikes among a whole new group of buyers, according to the Motor Cycle Industry Association. They now account for 25% of the under 125cc market. Craig Carey-Clinch, MCI's Director of Public Affairs said, "There are hundreds of manufacturers in China producing a vast array of bikes and scooters, which means they may not often appear in the top five sellers, but this is changing and in March 2006 Chinese brands appeared in the top five Custom and Trail/Enduro bikes.

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