2006 Kinlon KBR200 from Australia
Why pay 4 times the price for name brand bikes?
Had to remove the stand engine shutdown switch, it was a pain to open & close gates.
Plastics around the headlight broke off not long after purchase.
Had to replace the clutch cable after 5000km.
Air filter element is difficult to get to without removing all the rear plastics.
Front forks needed re-oiling at 4500km.
A little uncomfortable after hours in the seat.
The big plus is at the time I purchase the Kinlon, it was the only Chinese import that could have road registration, & for a pinion passenger. On the road costs at $2500, you cannot beat that.
I did change the front sprocket to one tooth larger & went for 95 to 105km on the highway.
The Kinlon was purchased to be a farm bike, with the advantage of registration as my property is on both sides of a major highway.
I have had the Kinlon for 11 years now & is still the major part of transport on my 1100 acre property. It's used on a daily basis for cattle work, farm inspections & general getting around.
My son has taken it to bike trail rides on occasion, with many good comments from people on how well the Kinlon can handle the rough.
The suspension isn't as good as the name brand bikes, but you just ride to the conditions & to the bike's capabilities.
Recently the rear tyre was changed to a higher profile with larger gripped pattern, & what a difference that made. The old original front sprocket is back on; now it goes anywhere we need to go on the farm.
I recommend the Kinlon bikes for farm use anywhere; if it can handle the Australian conditions all year round for the past 11 years & still doing its job, well to me that's $2500 well spent.
I've had name brand bikes in the past & still have them piling up at the back of the shed. Kinlon has won me, I would go out and buy 10 tomorrow if you could buy them new today.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd June, 2016