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Headquarters: Chongqing, China

A manufacturer of motorcycles, quad bikes, and scooters founded by Zuo Zongshen in 1992.


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Zongshen page on 26 May 2017, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

In the Chinese motorcycle industry Zongshen (Chinese: 宗申) is a Chinese company producing motorcycles, quad bikes, generators and engines, based in Chongqing, China. It claims to have a yearly output of over 1,000,000 motorcycles.

Zongshen Chongqing is the original manufacturer of Zongshen 200 GS and Zongshen 250 GS.

Zuo Zongshen, who had grown up in poverty, founded the Zongshen company in 1992. Today, the Zongshen Group consists of 52 wholly owned or part owned subsidiary companies. The Zongshen group has over 18,000 employees, and the total assets or worth over 4 billion yuan. It is one of the five largest motorcycle manufacturers in China. They are presently in partnerships with Harley Davidson and Piaggio.

In 2006, founder Zuo Zongshen was profiled in the Discovery Channel and CBC co-produced documentary China Rises as a member of China's nouveau riche.

In 2007, Zongshen invested CNY300 million into a new research and development centre in Chongqing, as part of their "Cyclone" program. The program is designed is produce unique technology and designs for Zongshen's new models, and differentiate the brand from a competitive environment of almost identical models.

In 2012, Zongshen exported roughly 30% of its motorcycle production. It re-brands its products in many countries and its products can be seen in the lines of many retailers and distributors in the United Kingdom, Spain, Belarus, Russia, Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil.

Zongshen Group also owns Zongshen PEM, a Canadian subsidiary registered in Vancouver that sells motorcycles, e-bikes and electric scooters to the North American market.


15 October 2015
13-35879 Rubicon Global Ventures v. Chongquing Zongshen Group
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Chongquing Zongshen Group appeals the district court's amended default judgments, following remand from this court in an action brought by Rubicon Global Ventures, Inc. and Z Motors, Inc.
Download 13-35879 Rubicon Global Ventures v. Chongquing Zongshen Group - 431MB - 40:37

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