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  1. #1 Harley-Davidson in China 
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    Harley-Davidson opened its first dealer in China in 2005, they now have four dealers operating nationwide (Shanghai, Beijing, Qingdao and Hong Kong). Harley reported that sales had doubled in China last year and plans to open four new dealerships this year (Wenzhou, Xiamen, Dalian and Chengdu). According to Rodney Copes, Harley’s Vice President of international sales, China is the fastest growing market for the American motorcycle manufacture. -Motorcycle.com
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    I was chatting with the manager of the Qingdao branch a few weeks ago and apparently they only have CCC certified the 1500cc and 883cc stuff. But China needs to wait a few years before the 1200cc like the XR1200 to become CCC certified.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZMC888 View Post
    I was chatting with the manager of the Qingdao branch a few weeks ago and apparently they only have CCC certified the 1500cc and 883cc stuff. But China needs to wait a few years before the 1200cc like the XR1200 to become CCC certified.
    I wonder if that is relative to just that branch, as I did see a sportster 1200 for sale in the shop in SH. A mate bought a 883 and I was eyeing up the 1200. Maybe they just license it as the 883 perhaps with the 1200 oversize kit added/moded after manufacture or some other little wee trick... so commonly done here ;)
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    To the best of my knowledge: All HD dealers have to do importation and type approvals by themselves, so it might depend on the area which bikes they can offer.

    Doubling sales - from 20 to 40 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chinabiker View Post
    To the best of my knowledge: All HD dealers have to do importation and type approvals by themselves, so it might depend on the area which bikes they can offer.
    Doubling sales - from 20 to 40 ?
    Well I know they were selling them here, at both SH and BJ stores. I saw one at SH, and actually they used to have them listed with the prices on the respective HD websites here, but now the sites have changed and I don;t think they post the prices any longer... although it's easy to work out, just take the average price for the motorcycle in international markets whether its a HD, BMW, Ducati brand and double it, that will pretty much put one in the ball park figure of what the bike will likely cost...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerdoc View Post
    although it's easy to work out, just take the average price for the motorcycle in international markets whether its a HD, BMW, Ducati brand and double it, that will pretty much put one in the ball park figure of what the bike will likely cost...
    Cool! The same formula works more or less in Finland.
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