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After seeing Torchinsky’s post about his new car, I decided to see what they had for motorcycles. Man, there is some crazy stuff in here. Some of it is wild, some of it is kinda reasonable. Anyways, here’s what I found. A good chunk of it has minimum order numbers, meant for dealers, but there’s plenty of stuff that can be bought singly.

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The site is just chock-full of these UJM-Lite clone thingies. Most have a 125cc 4-stroke single-jingle, likely Lifan. The unit prices are crazy low, even after shipping they’re as cheap or cheaper than the cheapest scooters on the market.

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And of course where would we be without a Harley clone?

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Most of the listings are fairly complete, too, with decent translations and full spec sheets.

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Plenty of knockoff Cubs and Vespas and the like. Note that you can buy a single “sample” for an increased cost despite the minimum order of 50

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What are the chances this gets you a real RE?

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Plenty of brandless Scramblers and Cafe Racers to go around.

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Hol’ up, does that say diesel?!?!

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Single-cylinder sportbike. Definitely not oxymoronic.

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An actual police bike with lights and sirens. Huh.

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I will literally eat my shorts if this is a genuinely licensed Repsol livery.

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And, uh, huh. I’m struggling to come up with something snarky to say about this last one. Sure it won’t be much faster than a moped but it’d be a hell of a lot cooler. A brand new motorcycle for the same price as the cheapest running hunk of junk on craigslist sounds like a good deal.

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