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|Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Company|
|Traded as||SZSE: 001696|
|Products||Motorcycles, scooters, quads|
|1,000,000+ motorcycles annually (claimed)|
Number of employees
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.
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. They are presently in partnerships with Harley Davidson and Piaggio.
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.
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, Colombia, and Brazil.
Zongshen Group also owns Zongshen PEM, a Canadian subsidiary registered in Vancouver that sells motorcycles, e-bikes and electric scooters to the North American market.
Zongshen models include:
- ZS 50 GY
- ZS 110-26
- ZS 125-2
- ZS 125-4
- ZS 125 GY-A
- ZS 125 ST ATV
- ZS 125 T-7
- ZS 125 T-8
- ZS 150 GY
- ZS 200 GY
- ZS 250 GY-3
- ZS 125 T-30
- ZS 200 GS
- ZS 250 GS
- ZS 250-5
- Zongshen 250cm-3 zs171fmm atv
- 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
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 
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. The racing e-motorcycle that Zongshen used to win the 2013 TTXGP is powered by a Yasa-750 electric motor.
Zongshen small motorcycle engines
Zongshen manufactures small motorcycle engines used on pit bikes. Other motorcycle companies use these engines for their motorcycles. There is competition in the market with other small motorcycle engine companies such as Lifan, Ducar, Loncin, and YX.
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