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    Quote Originally Posted by infralin2 View Post
    That would be nice! The timing doesn't match, but March is still some time away, lets see how things develop.



    In Europe the YBR125 is now sold as YS125 (slightlly different engine, style changes as with every new model, but for the rest very much like the YBR125. I checked the yamaha cn site (with the help of the translator of course) and it also shows the YS125 (http://www.yamaha-motor.com.cn/mc/pr..._qs_ys125.html). Does that mean that this model is indeed sold in China? According to the specs it does have EFI.

    The site also lists dealers per province and cities (http://www.yamaha-motor.com.cn/mc/index.html). Not sure if I understood things correctly, but I did not find any dealer in Hainan. I did find some in Yunnan, but not in Kunming.

    My first priority now is to get in contact with a dealer who can confirm that the YS125 can be purchased in China. Then find a way to get it registered. I intend to order the bikes before arriving. It is unlikely they keep two exactly the same bikes in store.
    I suggest you should consider the YS150 a little bigger and around 9000 new and easily available and I know the Yamaha guys here in Chengdu


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  2. #32 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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    On a ride up the very north of China just now, and come across these 3 Chinese guy riding on the toll road.
    Pictures of bikes and set up.
    Worth a look because if these guys consider the bikes to be capable of such a trip them surely as in Rome so to speak.
    Cost 5000 RMB.

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    The other blue bike is a GW 250 very nice bike but cost a bit more but is EFI and ABS.

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  3. #33 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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    Cool stuff, thanks :)
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  4. #34 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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    Whats the deal with riding on the express ways like the G50? Can we still sneak on with minimal repercussions?
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  5. #35 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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    Quote Originally Posted by zman View Post
    Whats the deal with riding on the express ways like the G50? Can we still sneak on with minimal repercussions?
    I think by now i have rode on Toll roads in nearly every province now.
    Some province are very resictive and do make life very hard Indeed.
    I have found over the last few days riding on toll roads North West of Beijing and further North is much more easey compared to other provinces.
    Not sure If the G50 was 1 I have rode on the last few days.
    Just too many to remember lol

    Just out off Interest I was adding up roughly the total KM I have riden on toll roads over the years.
    And I have come to a amount of nearly 100.000 km in last 9 years .
    Normaly the fee for cars, to which if you do pay for the bike is about 1/2 rmb per 1 km.
    So there for I like to thank the Chinese Government for the saving I made by not paying.
    Worked it out I got my new 650 MT free. heheheh

    P.s. Just checked the map, and yes I have rode the G 50 from Chongqing to SH before.

    Province tolls can be problematic and Getting near SH is a no no.
    It all depends how determing you are ?
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  6. #36 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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    I have been offline for a while since i have been traveling in the meantime. Made among others a trip to Iceland (from Holland to Denmark and with the ferry to the Faroer Islands and Iceland). Traveled over 4300 km on that single trip on my YBR125 doing 300 km/day on average not taking highways. It was also a test for my upcoming China trip, planning to use a similar motorcycle. Although I am not small (1.92m) the bike turned out to be quite comfortable, but I did construct myself a much wider and higher alternative for the original buddyseat. I also mounted a crash bar, mirror extenders, telephone holder with usb charger and a (home made) rain cover and a set of (camel) bags (Ortlieb). The original Chinese tires turned out to be very sensitive to ridges in the tarmac and stones on gravel roads. I changed them for Michelins which performed very nice. The bike is 4 years old but only did some 4000 km before I left. I didn't have any mechanical issues whatsoever.
    Here is a link to a report on the trip (in Dutch I am afraid): URL="https://ijsland2017site.wordpress.com/"]https://ijsland2017site.wordpress.com/[/URL]
    And a picture of the bike on Iceland:
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  7. #37 Re: Buying a motorcycle and traveling China on a temporary visa 
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    looks good Linden.
    Not long now keep us posted with further developments
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