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  1. #1 Denmark C-Moto Club - Kinojserklubben.com 
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    Great site. My name is Pete Young. Live in Scandinavia. There's been an big increase in China bikers here in the past couple of years. That's particularly true of Denmark where I live. Because of the massive taxes on cars and bikes, the Chinese motorcycles have been embraced by a big group of users. The low prices and fun bikes have really sparked interest

    We have a very active club here in Demark called 'Kinojserklubben' which has more than 600 members (see: http://www.kinojserklubben.dk

    I have two Chinese bikes a CF Moto 150 (used mainly in the winter months)



    and a Ledow Borelli 250V which you can see in the opening scenes of a little film I made of our tour last weekend where more than 40 Chinese bikes took part. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roSmnzWWy6A



    I've also ridden a Regal Raptor 250E for two years but recently sold it (after 15,000kms) and went for the Ledow (looks identical to the little Yamaha Virago) because I wanted to try out a V motor.

    Thanks for this forum.

    Best wishes

    Pete
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    welcome to the site. It's great to get some users from Europe. The site is only one week old and were looking to grow to cover Chinese made motorcycles in every art of the world.
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    Thanks, impressive site, lots of interesting stuff already.

    Cheers

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    Pete,

    Glad to hear you've got such a strong community of C-moto riders in Denmark and would be nice to have that same community spirit elsewhere in the world.

    Your videos are great and would like to put them in a more obvious place on this board. I know you must spend a lot of time putting them together and fast too! The most recent one just ended a week ago. Judging by the video, it looks like you guys are large and in charge with Chinese motorcycles there. You might be the strongest Chinese moto community in the Western world!

    I've never heard any comments on the Chinese made V-Twins. How do you like yours?

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    Hey Carl,
    Thanks, the videos are actually done very quickly, I need to get a better video editor.

    I've ridden a Regal Raptor for two years and must say was very impressed by the build quality, probably the best of the bunch I've seen over here. But I thought it was time for a change so I sold the RR to a club member and bought a little-used Ledow Borelli V2.

    The build on the Ledow is nowhere near the quality of the RR but for sheer fun I'm really enjoying it more - because of the V motor: nicer sound, nicer feel and little more power. There is a big Chinese dealer in the town where I live and he has had a lot of success with his Lifan V2's which is almost identical to my Ledow. Apparently the Ledow Borelli Milano's were destined for Italy but the dealer went bust and the bikes (144 of them) ended up in Denmark and were all sold.

    So, after only about four weeks I can say that I'm really enjoying my V2 :wink:







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    very nice looking bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by pumpkin View Post
    very nice looking bike
    Thanks pumpkin!

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    How's the performance on the engine? What kind of fuel economy do you get out of it? 30km/liter? Since I was destined for Italy (I wonder how Chinese bikes do in Italy!!!) do you have parts for the there?

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    Hey Carl,
    Engine better than the standard 250's. Everyone in the club who's tried it suddenly wants to sell their bikes and get a V twin :biggrin:

    It's not totally run-in yet but it is about 28-30km/l with mixed riding.

    Other club members with this bike report 35-37km/l. Of course, it depends how you ride too.

    Parts are probably ok as the big Lifan dealers have an almost identical bike for sale here in Denmark (and in Europe), it's just called Lifan V2, has a few different colour combos, and a smaller tail light.



    I know some of the kinojser club guys are using bits from Yamaha Virago 250s, some of which fit quite handily, since it's more or less a Virago copy as far as I can see.

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    Yeah it's Virago-like nature can not be denied. For streets, V-Twins are nice as they smooth out the ride and add a little more performance. I always thought it would be nice if they added a tachometer on those bikes. I know the simple cruiser thing is to have only a speedometer but I would rather have a tachometer than a speedometer on a bike.

    Have riders in kinojser made any interesting changes to their bikes? More power? Better sound? Cooler/unique look?

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