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Loncin Holdings

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Loncin Holdings, Ltd is a large company in Chongqing, China that distributes throughout the world.[1] It trades under names such as Chongqing Longting Power Equipment, Longting and Loncin (USA) Inc. It is known for its Loncin brand of motorcycle and ATVs produced by its subsidiary Longxin Motorcycle Industry Co., Ltd.[citation needed] In Italy, its motorcycles are sold under the Italika brand name in Mexico, AKT in Colombia, Viper Motorcycles in Ukraine, Minsk in Russia and Belarus, and Zanella in Argentina.

Longxin Motorcycle Industry Co., LtdEdit

The Longxin Motorcycle Industry Co., Ltd subsidiary produces motorcycles; motorcycle engines; universal gasoline engine; ATV all-terrain vehicles; and parts and components under the brand name "Loncin".

The company operates production, distribution and marketing facilities in Chongqing, Zhejiang, and Guangdong in China. It has annual production capacity of 2,500,000 motorcycles, 3,000,000 motorcycle engines, and 150,000 all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).[2]

BMW MotorradEdit

In 2005, Loncin entered into an agreement to make G650GS motorcycle engines for German-based BMW Motorrad. The partnership has produced over 35,000 engines for BMW, and significant and technical benefits for Loncin, which Loncin uses to power their LX650 (also known as the CR9). This model is available only in markets specified by BMW under the agreement.[3]

Environmental scandalEdit

In 2012, the US EPA settled with members of the Loncin family which were found to have imported 7,115 vehicles that violated the Clean Air Act, by submitting false and incomplete certification.

Longxin Motorcycle Industry Co., Ltd was ordered to pay a USD $680,000 penalty, and to support an air pollution mitigation project for their 7,115 vehicles' excess emissions.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Global Sources. "Loncin Group Import & Export Co., Ltd".
  2. ^ http://www.loncin.com%2Fsub01.aspx Retrieved 2009/06/06
  3. ^ Hamilton, Jeremy. "Loncin Motorcycle Company Profile". ChinaMotorRider. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Chongqing Longting Power Equipment Co. - Ltd. - Longting USA - LLC - Loncin (USA) Inc. Settlement". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 24 May 2015.

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