CHINA JIALING INDUSTRIAL CO.,LTD(GROUP)
The new Chinese sidecarI'm living right now in HK for a couple years, and I'm planning this fall to ride the Silk road in China with my wife, trip organized by the BMW HK club. A sidecar would be a good way to enjoy this adventure, but mine is in the US. One of a member of this club (Franki, he is on ADV also) told me that Jialing is manufacturing a sidecar (JH600BJ) for the Chinese army, 13000 are on order, and the compagny just finished a couple month ago to produce the first 1000 units. I was told that only a handful were sold to civilian.
After a Google surch I did not found many specifications about this rig, but the 2 wheels 600 Jialing's ones are already known.
Any way, I have found a couple pictures on Google and wanted to share them with you, what do you think!!.
Jialing JH600B home pageThere's a full page for the 600B here:
The civilian version looks like this:
and apparently sells for about $4200 USD in China.
The same bike is being sold in France as the 'Rocaine' and apparently meets all Euro3 pollution-control requirements.
Looking at the various pages, I'd guess that it's a pretty direct derivitive of the Aprilia Pegaso/Cube line, since it retains Aprilia's high-mounted gas 'tank' as opposed to BMW's in-frame fuel cell, and uses a licensed version of Mikuni's DP fuel-injection instead of Bosch.
I'm pretty happy to see the sidecar outfit, as we're been stupidly pleased with Katherine's F650/Ural outfit, which has proven itself to be both a durable and practical daily commuter, and to be capable of running with the Urals until the conditions get more pukey than I'd like to ride in:
If this rig could be imported and sold for under 8 Kilobucks, I think that it would be a commercially viable product - there's an untapped market for what sidecars really shine at, as urban transport modules - neatly slotting between a car and a scooter for utility and fun.
Edited by David_LivinginTalisay, 04 November 2010 - 08:15 PM.