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Zongshen
Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Company
Native name
宗申
Traded as SZSE: 001696
Industry Transportation
Founded 1992
Founder Zuo Zongshen
Headquarters Chongqing, China
Products Motorcycles, scooters, quads
Production output
1,000,000+ motorcycles annually (claimed)
Number of employees
18,000
Website www.zongshenmotor.com
A Zongshen ZS 200 GS

In the Chinese motorcycle industry Zongshen (Chinese: 宗申) is a Chinese company producing motorcycles, quad bikes, generators and engines, based in Chongqing, China. It claims to have a yearly output of over 1,000,000 motorcycles.

Zongshen Chongqing is the original manufacturer of Zongshen 200 GS and Zongshen 250 GS.

History[edit]

Zuo Zongshen, who had grown up in poverty, founded the Zongshen company in 1992. Today, the Zongshen Group consists of 52 wholly owned or part owned subsidiary companies. The Zongshen group has over 18,000 employees, and the total assets or worth over 4 billion yuan. It is one of the five largest motorcycle manufacturers in China.[1] They are presently in partnerships with Harley Davidson and Piaggio.[1]

In 2006, founder Zuo Zongshen was profiled in the Discovery Channel and CBC co-produced documentary China Rises as a member of China's nouveau riche.[2]

In 2007, Zongshen invested CNY300 million into a new research and development centre in Chongqing, as part of their "Cyclone" program. The program is designed is produce unique technology and designs for Zongshen's new models, and differentiate the brand from a competitive environment of almost identical models.[3]

In 2012, Zongshen exported roughly 30% of its motorcycle production. It re-brands its products in many countries and its products can be seen in the lines of many retailers and distributors in the United Kingdom, Spain, Belarus, Russia, Argentina, Columbia, and Brazil.[4]

Zongshen Group also owns Zongshen PEM, a Canadian subsidiary registered in Vancoubver that sells motorcycles, e-bikes and electric scooters to the North American market.

Models[edit]

Zongshen models include:

KD50QT-4[edit]

Zongshen/Kangda Pexma KD50QT-4 is a four-stroke, single-cylinder city-scooter, with an engine displacement of 50 cc.

Specifications[edit]

  • Engine type: four-stroke, one-cylinder, air-cooled, OHC, two valves.
  • Displacement: 49,7 cc
  • Horsepower: 3,4 Bhp (2,5 kW)
  • Fuel economy: 54 km/l

Zongshen ZS 150 GY|ZS 150 GY[edit]

Zongshen/ZS 150 GY is a four-stroke, single-cylinder street legal supermoto, with an engine displacement of 150 cc.

Zongshen Racing[edit]

Zongshen Racing's team truck
Zongshen Racing's pit garage
Zongshen Racing's riders' names

Zongshen races in various motorcycle championships under the guise of China Zongshen Racing. It is a major competitor in the China Superbike Championship, winning the riders' titles in 2007 and 2008. In 2002, Zongshen team of China took the 2 first places of the world endurance championship with the French coach; "Michel MARQUETON" In 2003, The Zongshen team took the 5 first races of the world endurance championship with the same coach but finished the championship in 2nd place [5]

Zongshen have also won several FIM E-motorcycle championships (also known as the TTXGP) in recent years, competing against well-funded teams from around the world. While many of the critical parts of Zongshen's electric motorcycle are not strictly produced by Zongshen, they maintain that they developed the motorcycle in-house.[6] The racing e-motorcycle that Zongshen used to win the 2013 TTXGP is powered by a Yasa-750 electric motor.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zongshen main site
  2. ^ China Rises, CBC 
  3. ^ Hamilton, Jeremy. "Zongshen’s TTXGP strategy: Following Honda’s Road to Global Success?". ChinaMotorRider. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  4. ^ Hamilton, Jeremy. "Zongshen Motorcycles: Company profile". ChinaMotorRider. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.fim.ch, www.bike70.com
  6. ^ "TTXGP Holland Station, China Zongshen Racing Team again won the Runner-up and Second Runner-up". China E-vehicle. China E-vehicle. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  7. ^ Herron, David. "Zonghshen Racing has a new ride - w/ Yasa motor". Electric Race News. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 

External links[edit]


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Vancouver Sun (blog)

Vancouver Sun (blog)
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 09:59:08 -0700

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Stuff.co.nz

Stuff.co.nz
Sun, 09 Aug 2015 13:16:09 -0700

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Bloomberg

Bloomberg
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:40:53 -0700

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:57:58 -0700

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Reuters
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 00:41:15 -0700

"The devaluation of the Chinese (yuan) has no negative impacts on the Piaggio Group and could be a growth opportunity for exports from the Zongshen Piaggio joint venture in Foshan," Colaninno said in a statement. In the same note, Piaggio added it had ...
 
Reuters
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:30:00 -0700

Aug 21 Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Co Ltd. * Says scraps asset acquisition plan, share trade to resume on Aug 24. Source text in Chinese: bit.ly/1LoDpqR. Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong and Singapore newsrooms) ...

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)
Mon, 11 May 2015 03:52:30 -0700

MINSK, 11 May (BelTA) – The Chinese company Zongshen has signed an agreement with the Belarusian companies MTZ and Gomselmash on setting up joint ventures with Chinese and foreign capital. The documents were initialed during the ...

autoevolution

autoevolution
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 04:57:05 -0700

Remember the M1nsk TRX300i quarter-liter adventure bike launched by the Belarusian manufacturer earlier this year when we reported that it was only a rebranded Zongshen RX3 machine? Good, because the same bike is now getting ready to enter the ...
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