Stuboy - was it reliable though?
When I think back to the early 80's when I got my first wheels, the Japanese stuff didn't last that long either.
You could normally pick up used Japanese bike for almost nothing....
I remember paying only Ã‚Â£10 for a P Reg CB125 and Ã‚Â£15 for an S Reg Kawasaki KH250 Triple....these bikes were no more than 6 years old at the time!
The CB was pretty well goosed but still ran OK and the KH250 was unloved due to the newly passed learner laws.
I remember a mate buying an immaculate Yamaha XS250 "US Custom" with almost no miles on it for Ã‚Â£70 FFS!!!!!
The Chinese shite doesn't even seem to apporoach similarly low levels of cost by comparison?