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I'm reminded of the Chevrolet salesman telling Peter Egan to buy an American made PU instead of a Honda Ridgeline , of course neglecting the fact that the Chevy is built in Mexico and the Honda is more or less built in America ;D Lots od HD riders lament the use of Brembo brakes on modern Harleys , one of the mechanics where my nephew works told him that all Brembo brakes are junk , because the ones used on HDs are , or were . Dusty
I am not sure why this is a thing. :-\
My understanding is the reason so many US companies have moved to outside US is because of comparable high US union blue collar wages and the highest national manuf. taxes in the world here in the US. If you ran a business, what choice would you make? So who do you blame, the businesses, union bosses, or Fed. govt. taxes? As a consumer maybe not in all cases but in most we get lower prices for products, so we win. Or you can spend your $ whichever way you want. :)
I'm thinking my anti-lock module (under the tank) is from Chine'r. I know the fellow who was suppose to tighten it to the frame wasn't. (see pic)
I bought my Norge new in 2011, I thought and still think it was very well priced and a great performer, especially for the money. Would I have been willing to pay an extra $5k for it to have all European parts on it? Hell no. Designed and assembled in Italy, parts from the global parts supply chain. Does a $23k BMW or Ducati have all European parts on it? Dream on. I'm not asking for crappy parts, and I think MG spec'd a lot of high quality parts where it mattered (brakes are terrific, suspension pretty good for OEM, good luggage). I could say the same for my recent Volvo: side glass is Swedish, rear window is French, windshield is Chinese. Did I say "oh please Mr. Manufacturer, I have to have all Swedish glass and other parts, is it OK if I pay an extra $10k for my car to get all European parts?" Guess not.
You are free to spend your money as you see fit. As am I. I was debating between new and used bike for ne next year. One new manufacturer has been eliminated.
Shucks even the old Guzzis had foreign parts. I'm pretty sure the Borrani rims were made in Spain.
;DI bet the board of directors always mentions you at their meetings.
Which parts, and such, are from China? And on which bikes?The recent addition of Asian parts to the V7 line has not affected your new Guzzi purchases over the past decade.As I recall, that number is zero. So, the addition of Asian parts is a non-starter.So, basically, this is just a troll thread... ::)
Exactly, just what is a troll thread anyway? ::) :o ;D :D :o :o ;) A thread where people just ramble on about nonsensical topics? (LOL) ;D :D 8) ;-T
You forgot the part about the Chinese owning the whole company. So, really, the Swedish glass is foreign even though the car is built in Sweden.
LOL, yeah, any vehicle made since about 1990 has some chinese parts in it. It might be just seals or bearings but you won't escape it unless you go way back for a used vehicle.FWIW, I'd take some of the modern made Chinese parts over some of the US parts made back in the 70's and 80's.
So, HDGoose will be buying another HD?
It was tight, the Guzzi was just trying to reject it ;D
Guzzi's were built by people making decent wages, using parts made in Europe by folks making decent wages. Now they want premium money for non premium stuff. And they still cannot get it right out the door. Understand now Paul?
Yep, I boycott BP. I'll bring them to their knees just like I did Exxon.
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