Zongshen

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Zongshen
Trading name Chongqing Zonghsen Power Machinery Company
Native name 宗申
Traded as SZSE: 001696
Industry Transportation
Founded 1992
Founder(s) Zuo Zongshen
Headquarters Chongqing, China
Products Motorcycles, scooters, quads
Production output 1,000,000+ motorcycles annually (claimed)
Employees 18,000
Website www.zongshenmotor.com
A Zongshen ZS 200 GS

Zongshen (Chinese: 宗申) is a Chinese company producing motorcycles, quad bikes, generators and engines, based in Chongqing, China. It claims to have a yearly output of over 1,000,000 motorcycles.

Zongshen Chongqing is the original manufacturer of Zongshen 200 GS and Zongshen 250 GS.

History[edit]

Zuo Zongshen, who had grown up in poverty, founded the Zongshen company in 1992. Today, the Zongshen Group consists of 52 wholly owned or part owned subsidiary companies. The Zongshen group has over 18,000 employees, and the total assets or worth over 4 billion yuan. It is one of the five largest motorcycle manufacturers in China.[1] They are presently in partnerships with Harley Davidson and Piaggio.[1]

In 2006, founder Zuo Zongshen was profiled in the Discovery Channel and CBC co-produced documentary China Rises as a member of China's nouveau riche.[2]

Models[edit]

Zongshen models include:

KD50QT-4[edit]

Zongshen/Kangda Pexma KD50QT-4 is a four-stroke, single-cylinder city-scooter, with an engine displacement of 50 cc.

Specifications[edit]

  • Engine type: four-stroke, one-cylinder, air-cooled, OHC, two valves.
  • Displacement: 49,7 cc
  • Horsepower: 3,4 Bhp (2,5 kW)
  • Fuel economy: 54 km/l

Zongshen ZS 150 GY|ZS 150 GY[edit]

Zongshen/ZS 150 GY is a four-stroke, single-cylinder street legal supermoto, with an engine displacement of 150 cc.

Zongshen Racing[edit]

Zongshen Racing's team truck
Zongshen Racing's pit garage
Zongshen Racing's riders' names

Zongshen races in various motorcycle championships under the guise of China Zongshen Racing. It is a major competitor in the China Superbike Championship, winning the riders' titles in 2007 and 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Zongshen main site
  2. ^ China Rises, CBC 

External links[edit]