Linhai is definitely still in business and getting bigger and better than ever. For some unknown reason we have been getting the question as to whether Linhai is still operational and in business. I really don’t know where this is coming from but I hope it is not of a malicious or deceptive nature. That would be a lose lose situation for everyone involved, especially for people who are looking to buy a reputable and quality product.
We at the Scooters Mopeds Store and Dark Horse (our brick-and-mortar store which is owned by Jim Grosse ) are very confident and proud of our association with Linhai because they offer our customers very reliable products and product service that not many other manufacturers can equal. Our business is very competitive and it would make very poor sense for us to do business with other than good reliable, reputable manufacturers. That is why we handle Linhai products.
Linhai must also recognize our dedication to providing our customers with the best products and service because Dark Horse owner Jim Grosse was just named the sole distributor of Linhai products for the state of Pennsylvania.
Earlier I had written an article on my website about the Linhai Company and I’ll copy it here just to give you an idea of the size and policies of Linhai
Who is Linhai?
Linhai is a leader in the manufacture of affordable, high quality motorsport products. Linhai is a manufacturing powerhouse with expertise and experience dating back to 1956.
Why does this matter to you?
Simple. Linhai is committed to being the best. This commitment means they are not afraid to put their name on their products. You’ll notice that with many of the “new entrants” in the North American powersports market, the label you see on the side of the ATV is completely different from the label you see on the VIN plate. It’s not uncommon to see products from 5 different manufacturers being sold under the same brand. Certainly there are some short term advantages to this, but as a consumer of this type of product, should you not be concerned with long term stability? Where will this manufacturer be in 2 years when you need that replacement part? If the company importing the product isn’t confident enough to put the manufacturer’s name on the product they are selling you, what does that tell you about their relationship with the factory?
Tell me more about Linhai…
Linhai Powersport products are produced by the Jiangsu Linhai Group. This company was founded in 1956 and has been developing and manufacturing small engines and machinery for over 50 years.
Linhai’s experience in engine and machinery development led them to the 2001 release of their first ATV. This ATV was developed for the North American market, a 300cc liquid cooled model and the predecessor for the current 300SE.
The quality of a Linhai engine has been recognized worldwide and their name has become synonymous with quality and reliability. Many competing Asian manufacturers have approached Linhai to purchase their coveted motors for these alternate “brands” that are “assembled” verses manufactured. Contrary to many manufacturers; Linhai refuses to sell engines. They understand that it would dilute the Linhai brand. The engine is the heart of any ATV, and to build a credible brand, you must have a credible engine.
Linhai’s technological and financial strength has led to many successful joint ventures including the Jiangsu LINHAI-YAMAHA Motor Co.,Ltd. This has expanded the strength of the Linhai Corporation by improving the technology and quality of its products
So I think you can see that Linhai is power sports powerhouse and will not be going out of business in the foreseeable future.