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    Here is a link to an article about the Sondors Metacycle, which will be selling for only $5000. That seems like a fair price for what you are getting. And I would imagine that they should sell well at that price. Plus, the styling is certainly unique: https://electrek.co/2021/07/18/close...ic-motorcycle/
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    No mention of where it is made. Or who designed it. Sondors is a distributor not a manufacturer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N4HHE View Post
    No mention of where it is made. Or who designed it. Sondors is a distributor not a manufacturer.
    From what I hear, just about every part on the bike is made in China. While Sondors is not a manufacturer, they appear to be the designer of the Metacycle and it is likely being built for them at a factory somewhere in China.

    I might add that most of the parts, such as the chassis, motor, controller and other electronic parts of the Zero electric motorcycles are sourced from China manufacturers. Although they likely have been designed by Zero's 80 engineers or one of their consultants. However, their suspension is sourced from Japan, the brakes from Spain and many of their factory accessories come from companies in the EU. I am not sure if any parts on the bikes are actually made in the U.S. But I am sure that Zero motorcycles are assembled in Scotts Valley, CA, because I have seen their factory - which looked to me like a big garage with six work stands where the bikes were being individually assembled. Definitely, no traditional assembly line in sight.
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