Jinan Qingqi

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Jinan Qingqi Motorcycle Co., Ltd (Chinese: 济南轻骑摩托车股份有限公司) is a Chinese manufacturer of mopeds, quadbikes and other small engine & electric motorcycles originally founded in 1956. Qingqi is probably the best known moped brand in modern China and the company is one of the larger manufacturers of small engine motorcycles in the world, but is almost completely unknown outside its home turf, it is however a large OEM provider to companies such as Cycle Union,[1] Suzuki and Peugeot.[2] In the case of the latter two companies that has eventually lead to the formation of joint ventures including JQ/Suzuki venture called Plum Qingqi Motors company that is based in Pakistan and also trades using the Qingqi trademark.

As of October 2010 Jinan Qingqi is ranked as China's 20th biggest motorcycle manufacturer (volume output) with a total output 612,993 for the 2009 year. A decline of 5.68% from the previous year.

Qingqi serve markets globally and have made large investments in several emerging markets including, India and Africa.

Models[edit]

Sinnis Motorcycles began operating in June 2006 and have grown steadily in the UK market with dealerships throughout the United Kingdom. Sinnis have the following models in the range:

  • Sinnis Apache 125 - Supermoto - Ridden from Goodwood, UK to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by Anthony Jackson (Sinnis Marketing Manager) in 2011 during the Mongol Rally. (1st in class to finish)
  • Sinnis Max II 125 - Commuter (II edition replaced model in 2010)
  • Sinnis Blade 125 - Trail Bike - Returns to Market 2014.
  • Sinnis Trackstar 125 - Retro style - Co developed by Sinnis Motorcycles 2009 - Which bike Number one and 4 star MCN.
  • Sinnis Matrix II 125 - Shared with Peugeot as Sum up 125.
  • Sinnis Eagle 50 - Sports Scooter - Discontinued 2012.
  • Sinnis Eagle 125 - Sports Scooter.
  • Sinnis Eco City 125 - Commuter Scooter with twin disc brakes (returns to market in 2014). (Discontinued 2014)
  • Sinnis Hawk 50 - Sports Scooter - Discontinued.
  • Sinnis Falcon 50 - 50 cc four stroke commuter scooter.
  • Sinnis Sublime 125 - classic design 125cc scooter - Discontinued.
  • Sinnis Jet 50 - Also known as the Peugeot V Clic (Discontinued 2011).
  • Sinnis Stealth 125 -Tourer/Commuter.
  • Sinnis Retrostar 125 - Retro commuter.
  • Sinnis Cafe 125 - Cafe Racer.
  • Sinnis ST 125 - Commuter. (Discontinued 214)
  • Sinnis SC 125 - Cruiser styled commuter.
  • Sinnis Spirit 125 - Retro scooter.
  • Sinnis Harrier 125 - Sports scooter.
  • Sinnis Flair 50 - Moped (Replaced the Jet 50).
  • Sinnis Strada 50/125 - Retro scooter. (Discontinued 2015)
  • Sinnis Heist 125/250 - Hardtail Bobber, arrives QTR 1 2014.
  • Sinnis Apache 250 FI - QTR 1 2014 - 250 fuel injected, Oil cooled Supermoto.
  • Sinnis Shuttle 125cc Scooter
  • Sinnis Retrostar 125cc Motorcycle Retro
  • Sinnis Retrostar 250cc Retro
  • Sinnis SP125 comutter
  • Sinnis Heist 125 and 250cc custom bobber
  • Sinnis Phoenix 50cc 2 stroke scooter

Sinnis Heist is produced in conjuction with Cleveland Cycle Werks in Ohio and is a cutting edge 125 and 250cc custom style bobber motorcycle.

Sinnis Motorcycles share two models with Peugeot Motor Co. the first model is the Jet, known as the Peugeot V Clic (Discontinued 2011) and the second the Matrix II also known as the Peugeot Sum up 125. (Discontinued by Peugeot 2011). Sinnis marketing manager (Anthony Jackson) co developed the Trackstar model in 2009 for the UK, making way for the Retrostar and Cafe 125 variants in 2011. The 1st series of the Retrostar was distributed by a smaller UK distributor(Zing Bikes)under the pseudonym 'HMC' known as the 'Classic' to test the market in 2011. Sinnis launched their own badged version in 2013 known as the 'Retrostar' and 'Cafe'.

The Apache 250 version began development in 2010 and after 4 years of development is planned to enter the UK market from March 2014. This model uses the oil cooled Suzuki GN based 250cc with Siemens technology fuel injection and many features above the 125cc version built by Jinan Qingqi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Medien verlag: Kreidler Supermoto 125 DD Review (German)
  2. ^ Jinan Qingqi: Company history

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