They don’t just knock out dodgy copies of motocross bikes in China, they race them too – slowly. Very slowly.
Keen to show the might of communist motocross, the Chinese motorcycle federation shipped their three best racers over to the UK for a grand debut in the Motocross of Nations in 2006.
“The Chinese riders could barely ride up the jumps, let alone launch them.”
Unfortunately they suffered the humiliation of being pressured to withdraw from the event after the hapless trio could barely ride up the jumps, let alone launch them, and clocked laps well over a minute slower than the front runners on a two-minute track.
They all rode spanking new Japanese-built Hondas too, which doesn’t say a lot for the build quality of their own Chinese dirt bikes.
NB: Because China isn’t big on internet freedom, the video above is the only Chinese MX video we’ve ever seen!