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  1. #1 The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    Dear Dual Sport-ers,

    From what I read in this forum, the almost impossible came true: on Wednesday August 24th the two Jialings we have ordered in April were delivered to The Netherlands in perfect order!

    One Jialing JH600B and one JH600 (black, 2011 model) have been bought by our little company to serve as showroom and demo-machines.

    From what we know so far, these must be the very first two Jialing JH600(B) on the european continent, so it looks like this is kind of a historic event....

    Packaging quality was fine and with quite some work, the bikes could be rolled out of their crates.

    Because we wanted to show the JH600B at a big european sidecar event last weekend, I had to put it into working order still. But, that proved to be an easy job. All parts to get it up and running were found in the box and after an hour or so, it was turned on, all electric functions worked and the engine fired up right away. Obviously after filling the tank with a couple of liters of gas.

    The reactions during the european sidecar event were very positive and we had a lot of work on the Trade Fair Lane to answer all the questions and show off the JH600B with short demos of its outstanding turning and reverse driving abilities.

    Not only we, but also the visitors admired the high quality of workmanship and finishing of the JH600B (and the JH600 is just like that). This hardcore sidecar audience is used to sidecar units priced well above 20.000 Euros and much more, so more then once people were "flabbergasted" hearing the selling price being well below 10.000 Euros.

    Some pics can be found below.

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    Next stop is to get them licensed!

    Regards,

    Bart Sanders
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  2. #2 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    Dear Bart,

    Congratulations on a very gutsy move! So far as any of us can tell, the only reason Jialing is not exporting the 600 series is that despite being one of the world's biggest motorcycle makers they are a state-owned enterprise that is utterly inept at marketing and would have no idea how to develop, test and support a bike in Europe or anywhere else, including even China.

    This is the big difference between China today and Japan back when Honda was rewriting the rules in America and Europe. Japan understood marketing and competition. China basically only understands how to make stuff for others.

    Which leaves the market to smart guys like you!

    Good luck with this toe-hold in what could become a very appreciative market!

    cheers
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  3. #3 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    Hi Bart

    Congratulations on your success getting the JH600s to the Netherlands! One of your countrymen is here in Beijing, rides a JH600, and is becoming quite knowledgeable about the bike. Are you reading this Barry?

    I also own both the JH600 and the JH600B and have done several modifications (as have others on this site). Presently, I am communicating with an American company about designing a "plug & play" onboard fuel management system for the Bosch EFI (a weakness of these models).

    They are both good bikes (with some Chinese characteristics) and I believe you will be tapping into a huge market with the "B". I've owned the "B" predecessor (CJ750), and although the CJ750 looks "cool", the CJ750 is notoriously unreliable. In my opinion, the "B" is a fun bike, and certainly a real dual-sport 3-wheeler. And, in China, it is legal.

    Again, congratulations!
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  4. #4 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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  5. #5 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kot View Post
    ...Nice bike, pls let us know how is the bike's performance.
    Dear Kot,

    There's a ton of information on this bike here in MCM. Here are all the threads with JH600 in the title...

    cheers!
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  6. #6 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lao Jia Hou View Post
    And, in China, it is legal.
    Nope, we checked with a CJ / JH600B dealer last Sunday and the Jialing JH600B sidecar rigs can not be plated in Shanghai....

    Ride safe, PAL
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  7. #7 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pal View Post
    Nope, we checked with a CJ / JH600B dealer last Sunday and the Jialing JH600B sidecar rigs can not be plated in Shanghai....
    Dear Pal,

    This is true, but we (wishfully) think it's temporary, due mainly to the lack of a precedent and the lack of supporting documents from hapless Jialing, which recently (and inexplicably) sacked its entire marketing department.

    There is actually no dealer for any of the JH600 models here in Shanghai; we buy them directly from the factory, with the help of a facilitator here named Liu Zhidong (刘志东). Liu has a contract with Jialing for warranty service, but does not pretend to be a dealer, nor does Fan Peisheng (范配圣), the CJ750 repair guy in Honggu Lu who helps Liu with JH600 service.

    Last time I asked Liu about plating of the JH600B in Shanghai, about a month ago, he said that efforts were being made with the Shanghai Vehicle Management Bureau and they expect a positive outcome, but in the interim they are encouraging buyers to plate in Huzhou or other nearby cities in Zhejiang. Not ideal, but it would be wrong to say they can't be plated in China.

    In fact, the JH600 and JH600B are widely registrable across China, at least in cities that permit motorcycles. I think Shanghai is an exception and, as noted above, hopefully a temporary one.

    cheers!
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  8. #8 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    Yeah, it seems to be incumbent upon the manufacturer (e.g. Jialing) to do the paperwork in the major cities. My "B" has a legal Hebei plate, insurance etc.

    Anyways, let's hope Bart is successful in the NL - it would be great if these bikes had a wider exposure.
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  9. #9 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    How much does that motorcycle vary from the original Cagiva Canyon?
    Jialing could take it back to the original and also manufacture a version with that same styling with a 250cc water cooled engine, the NX250, they have no continuity in their line. They could also make some with that styling with the 223cc air cooled engine as well and go for a lower cost line of adventure bikes.
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  10. #10 Re: The first two Jialing Jh600(B) are now in Europe!!!!! 
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJH View Post
    How much does that motorcycle vary from the original Cagiva Canyon?
    Jialing could take it back to the original and also manufacture a version with that same styling with a 250cc water cooled engine, the NX250, they have no continuity in their line. They could also make some with that styling with the 223cc air cooled engine as well and go for a lower cost line of adventure bikes.
    Dear MJH,

    Nice call on the Cagiva Canyon -- she's a dead ringer!



    I've long wondered whether there was an Aprilia Pegaso in the design lab at Jialing...



    Now I'm wondering if there's any common lineage between the Canyon and the Pegaso (and the JH600).



    cheers
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