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Old 03-02-2011, 03:26 PM   #1
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Jinlun 250 Sport Bike? (Chinese/UK?)

A family member is looking for a cheap 250 for a starter bike. They asked me about Jinlun, which I have never heard of before. They appear to be from the UK, but possibly Chinese made. Anyone here know anything about them good, bad or otherwise? Thanks!
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Old 03-02-2011, 03:29 PM   #2
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does Junlin sound british to you? LOL!


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super cheap ninja knockoff.

less power, better off buying a 250 honestly. lots of manf problems.
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does Junlin sound british to you? LOL!


china bike right tharr friend!
Well I figured as much, but considering the manf website is .co.uk I am pretty sure they are at least based in UK, even if the bikes come out of China.
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super cheap ninja knockoff.

less power, better off buying a 250 honestly. lots of manf problems.
I figure at the bare minimum buying parts for it will be utter .
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I remember hearing about those when I was getting ready to purchase my bike but then stuck to the Ninja 250 instead. They have almost horrible reviews with NO manf support.
Def is Chinese lol If your family member wants to start out on a lower CC bike. Then Lifan isnt as bad .Just another Chinese model and they have a Houston warehouse which I can help you if you want their info. Best thing is go with a KAWA Ninja 250 .

Doesnt have to be new. Ride it. Get the feel of how to control the bike n then UPGRADE ...

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I remember hearing about those when I was getting ready to purchase my bike but then stuck to the Ninja 250 instead. They have almost horrible reviews with NO manf support.
Def is Chinese lol If your family member wants to start out on a lower CC bike. Then Lifan isnt as bad .Just another Chinese model and they have a Houston warehouse which I can help you if you want their info. Best thing is go with a KAWA Ninja 250 .

Doesnt have to be new. Ride it. Get the feel of how to control the bike n then UPGRADE ...

Cheers mate !
Ya I hear you. That was my best suggestion was a Ninja 250, even if it's an older style. She just wanted some info on these bikes, I guess she saw one for sale near her or something. Right off the bat, I would be reluctant just because of the name, but she wanted me to look into them, so I am.
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I remember hearing about those when I was getting ready to purchase my bike but then stuck to the Ninja 250 instead. They have almost horrible reviews with NO manf support.
Def is Chinese lol If your family member wants to start out on a lower CC bike. Then Lifan isnt as bad .Just another Chinese model and they have a Houston warehouse which I can help you if you want their info. Best thing is go with a KAWA Ninja 250 .

Doesnt have to be new. Ride it. Get the feel of how to control the bike n then UPGRADE ...

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i would stay away from lifan also..part of being a new rider is wanted something new rider friendly, in the sense of maintenance and costs.
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i would stay away from lifan also..part of being a new rider is wanted something new rider friendly, in the sense of maintenance and costs.
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Ya I hear you. That was my best suggestion was a Ninja 250, even if it's an older style. She just wanted some info on these bikes, I guess she saw one for sale near her or something. Right off the bat, I would be reluctant just because of the name, but she wanted me to look into them, so I am.
Heres the promb best place as far as the info your looking for ...

There's a user club at : http://www.jinlun-owners.co.uk/ There's lots of help and advice available there
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i would stay away from lifan also..part of being a new rider is wanted something new rider friendly, in the sense of maintenance and costs.
I drove a lifan for about 2 weeks starting out . LMAO The turn signals would go ''Beep Beep'' . that was annoying The exhaust sounded like a fart can also.
HAHAHAHAAA Good ol Days'
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Heres the promb best place as far as the info your looking for ...

There's a user club at : http://www.jinlun-owners.co.uk/ There's lots of help and advice available there
even the owners club site is GARBAGE!
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Hey Pyro, my 500 is still for sale. Give me a shout if she's interested.
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there's always hyosung, I've heard good things about them.
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Yes I have already suggested that to her as well.
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Honestly, they'd be better off with a 10 year old EX250....
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Ya I bought one of these bikes a while back on the super cheap (250$) to resale it. It had some idle issues if I recall... it is a total piece of . The fit and finish on the pieces is horrible, I wouldnt trust one of these things going over 20 mph..
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