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Author Topic: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks  (Read 1058 times)

Gypsyjon

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Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« on: January 07, 2013, 09:50:23 PM »
I ran across this while lookind at a Canadian RE dealer website.

Never heard of these guys but looks like cool stuff, not RE of course.

Check it out.
http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/bikes/


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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013, 09:59:45 PM »
I also stumbled accross these recently, & thought their 250cc "MISFIT" Cafe Bike looked like fun, & reminded me of the little Ducati Single I began my riding years on in 1963. They certainly are reasonable, the fact they are a subcontractor for Honda is encouraging. I wouldn't mind having one.
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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013, 11:36:51 PM »
being an ex-Northern Ohio guy, I proudly support Cleveland Cycle.

Having said that .....  you do know that it is chinese metal with great-lakes bling .....   right ?
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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 11:08:05 AM »
being an ex-Northern Ohio guy, I proudly support Cleveland Cycle.

Having said that .....  you do know that it is chinese metal with great-lakes bling .....   right ?

What do you mean?? Bikes made in China??

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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 11:27:48 AM »
http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/about-ccw/

yep. they are chinese knock off's of hondas.
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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 12:20:12 PM »
Cool looking little bikes.  Nice to see an affordable 250 out there with so many style choices.

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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 08:35:57 PM »
http://www.clevelandcyclewerks.com/about-ccw/

yep. they are chinese knock off's of hondas.

Missed that part...oh well...60% of US apple juice and 50% of our garlic is imported from China...not to mention major amounts of seafood....Eat Mo Chikin!!
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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 09:27:48 PM »
Being chinese built doesn't spoil the package for me. They are probably pretty good, or wouldn't be subcontracting for Honda. Sure looks good.
It is a shame the way the USA is going to stiff china when we can't pay back our tab. Best snag one before they cut us off.
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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2013, 06:47:08 AM »
.....  you do know that it is chinese metal with great-lakes bling .....   right ?

I've had a number of motorcycle people say more or less the same thing about my bike... "you bought a bike made in INDIA?!?"  ...or some other such.  More people, in fact, than have admired the bike and ask about its restoration, or what year it is, or whatever...

So...  I'm trading up to a "Tha Misfit".   ;)
« Last Edit: January 09, 2013, 06:51:34 AM by mattsz »

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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2013, 10:02:52 AM »
Read the consumer article above, Hard to beleive Clevelandcyclewerks would send a bike for review without sorting it first, wobbly front wheel, warped disc, poor rear brake out of the box is pretty poor. That article won't boost sales-unlike some of the exciting Utube videos of it on the road.
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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2013, 11:16:20 AM »
like I was sayin'  best to keep our dollars onshore as much as practical.
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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2013, 01:18:10 PM »
Not good business to send a poorly prepped bike out for review, especially one that's likely to target new riders.  Still, I'm glad to see a bike designed and sold in the USA even if it's made elsewhere.  That's still some jobs and profit dollars here at home.

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Re: Cleveland Motorcycle Werks
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2013, 04:08:44 PM »
It is a shame the way the USA is going to stiff china when we can't pay back our tab. Best snag one before they cut us off.

I thought the US worked on a "too big too fail" policy, never intends to pay back the debt, and only real loses sleep if they cannot maintain interest payments.

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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2013, 04:20:32 PM »
I thought the US worked on a "too big too fail" policy, never intends to pay back the debt, and only real loses sleep if they cannot maintain interest payments.

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1983 Venture Royale
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1971 Triumph Trident
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1966 Sears (puch) 250