New design from Chongqing-based Jialing Industry Group, one of the top motorcycle makers in the nation, was among the many on display at the exhibition.
Home to almost one-fifth of global motorcycle production, Chongqing is a city understandably famous for its two-wheeled industry and a fitting locale as it welcomed 333 motorcycle firms to the eighth China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition that began on Sept 17.
Renowned international motorcycle companies including Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, Suzuki and the top seven domestic brands all showed new products at this event.
In 2008, Chinese motorcycle companies produced more than 27.5 million motorcycles, half of the world's total production. As the largest motorcycle production center in China, Chongqing produced 10 million last year, 38 percent of the national total.
Yet both rural and urban domestic markets are becoming increasingly competitive, making "going global" an inevitable choice for Chinese motorcycle makers.
In recent years, exports have played a more and more important role in the industry's development. With the growth of the entire industry, Chinese motorcycle enterprises have the ability to expand to a broader international market in the world.