Quote from: UK-Classics on April 23, 2009, 01:52:29 PM The Bonnie frames are made over in Twaiwan Sorry to hear it. Wish they were made in the good ole GB.
The Bonnie frames are made over in Twaiwan
I cringed when I first heard the Triumph Classic line was being built in Thailand. But I understand it is a state of the art factory and I thought I read somewhere certain Kawasakis were being built in Thailand. At least it's not China. (yet).I have spoken with a number of Bonnie owners and while they don't advertise where they are made, they admit the quality is just fine.Generally, the quality and pride of workmanship of the Brit manufacturer has been very low for a number of years now, and the bike is probably better off being made in Thailand, traditions aside.When asked about the Enfield I proudly announce it is a classic British design, from back when men were men and motorcycles were motorcycles. It is with great reluctance that I admit it is made in India. I shouldn't be that way. The more I learn about India and its' people the more I feel an affinity with them. I never would have felt this had I not involved myself with the Enfield.Beinf a traditionalist, I lamented the introduction of the new Enfield. Now I look at it and realize it's not bad, and I may actually learn to like it. Just wish it had a kickstart.