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Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby rideatvs2live » Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:35 pm

Not sure of the history, but Yamaha owns 21% of Linhai which produces powersports products in China.

I can hear the growls and grumbles. China made ATVs.

Yes . . . but with Japanese technology and Chinese manufacturing they are really producing some pretty good Atvs. Check out the massive Linhai Yamaha 400 4x4 Atv at http://www.buyatvscheap.com/LINHAI-400-4x4-p/li400.htm

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This is a pretty impressive machine for the $$$.

I know there are a lot of people on this forum, and I just wanted to see what you thought of this manufacturer, as they are not listed in the major manufacturers forum topics.

Check them out at http://www.RidersWholesale.com They have the best price that I have found on them. Looking forward to some replies!
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby stoopidbot » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:18 pm

You sure are spreading the word!
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby BassMaster » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:07 am

First time ive seen a Sportsman replication. For some reason the front end reminds me of Arctic Cat though.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby deathcorefan2 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:13 pm

looks like ac headlights and sportsman racks..bet they dont have the storage compartments like the sportsman though. lol.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby BassMaster » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:16 pm

deathcorefan2 wrote:looks like ac headlights and sportsman racks..bet they dont have the storage compartments like the sportsman though. lol.


Actually. Click the link. Surprised the heck out of me.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby deathcorefan2 » Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:18 pm

BassMaster wrote:
deathcorefan2 wrote:looks like ac headlights and sportsman racks..bet they dont have the storage compartments like the sportsman though. lol.


Actually. Click the link. Surprised the heck out of me.


i watched that vid, all he said was "it is a beast" and showed up one little compartment.

i admit, more than most Chinese atvs have.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby tenney » Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:04 pm

It looks kind of cool. Even looks like mudlite tires. The problem of course is that it will breakdown more and you will have fun finding parts.

If your going to spend that much money your much better off going used and getting a name-brand atv.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby Roody » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:54 pm

Honestly, there is no reason to spend money on an off-brand ATV.

You can find a used quad made by a well-known, respected company for the same price as a new Chinese ATV.

And in the long run, the name-brand ATV will be more reliable. That's all there is to it. Yes, Chinese ATVs have come a long, long way, but Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, etc. sell as many quads as they do for a reason.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby stoopidbot » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:18 pm

We got him taken care of on another site.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby rafa » Thu Dec 11, 2008 4:26 pm

Yes, I have a Linhai chinese ATV that I bought used for $600 (a bargain). It is a 300, 2wd and it works fine, so far. What I need to find out is where to get parts. Can anyone help with a specifice web site or other info?
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby stoopidbot » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:20 pm

That is the number 1 down fall to the off brands. A part breaks, now what. Yamaha has a part in the company check and see if they can help you.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby linhaiguy » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:56 pm

heres a link showing the truth

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/ab ... index.html

heres a yamahs sells report

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/about/overview/ interesting!

heres another seems they was building engines in china even before they founded yamaha usa

http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/ab ... index.html

oh and this is what is says on top of the linhai factory that they come out of

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Blow this picture up u`ll see the sign on the block wall says linhai!
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby luthernil » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:46 pm

I've rode this one and this gives me a good riding experience.
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Re: Anyone heard of Linhai / Yamaha ATV's?

Postby HodgePodge » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:06 pm

I have been looking for a good quality and price effective ATV for a long time. After reseaching many of the brands available, the most trust worthy orient maufacture of ATV's is Linhai. Linhai has been in the business of producing 2 and 4 stroke small engines since the 50's or somewhere around there. Maybe in the late 40's if my memory serves me correctly.

They are producing one of the highest rated torque engines in industry, surpassing most of the well known manufacturers. With today's manufacturers, it is cheaper to produce overseas and have the product shipped back to North America for assembly. Or they may have everything assembled and manufactured overseas while shipping the end product back to North America for resale.

China is growing (and growing super fast) and are sucking up ALL of the natural resources to manufacture products for all over the world.

Yamaha is associated with Linhai for a reason. Their engines. Their engines are superior and as well they should be with over 60 years of strictly engine design and experience.

I believe Yamaha has created this relationship as they can both mutually gain from one another. Linhai manufactures top notch engines, while Yamaha produces top notch ATV's.

The market WILL be dominated by the Chinese as they go to school and get an above average education that is far superior to our schools ciriculum. They are not lacking intelligence, only money.

Now that they are rapidly growing, they are rapidly spending on technology. Look at how they are manufacturing their products. They are using the latest CNC, Milling, quality control, EMM measuring equipment. You name it, they have it. Plus with the support of Yamaha, they are a company going places.

After my research I would purchase a Linhai well before most of the other major brands as I am definitely getting the same quality if not more, a higher torque engine (proven durability testing by the way) at a much more affordable price.

The name brands today are either paying their assemblers way too much money or they are making a tonne of margin.

Linhai and Yamaha will dominate the market for ATV's, which Yamaha has obviously forecasted and are preparing for the Chinese Revolution. Go and buy one and feel confident that you have the best 4-wheeler in its class. I bought one and am glad I did.

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