Posts Tagged ‘China’

Life Behind The Wall published a really nice post on a ride with the ex-pat motorcycle club Dragon Riders!

Beyond the obvious good time she had on the ride, the item that struck me the most was “ Harley is illegal to ride in Hangzhou city but they didn’t seem worried at all about it as one by one all Bikes began to arrive. “

Tie that statement with the comment from my earlier post regarding how it is illegal to ride a Harley Davidson on the highways —- not quite right!

Harley Davidson in China (from "The Alantic")

Harley Davidson in China (from “The Alantic”)

I read an interesting article from the online version of “The Atlantic” regarding Harley Davidson motorcycle riding in China. The article was written around the 5th Annual Harley Davidson National Rally. But, beyond the cool photography, the things that struck me most were:

Harley’s are HEAVELY taxed!
Harley’s are categorized with horses, bicycles and electric bikes!
Harley’s cannot be ridden on highways and major avenues!
Harley riders in China are the same as Harley riders around the globe!

Well I have called my bike a steel horse, but really, not riding on highways that has to suck.