Lifan Group, or Lifan Industry (Group) Company, is a privately owned Chinese motorcycle and (lately) automobile manufacturer. In September 2004, Lifan motorcycle was awarded “China Top Brand” by the State General Administration For Quality Supervision.
Lifan may be best known for the small passenger cars it sells in developing overseas markets, but it also makes small dirt bike engines, entry-level motorcycles, mini-vehicles, and small and large commercial trucks.
Lifan was founded by former political dissident Yin Mingshan in 1992, originally as a motorcycle repair shop with a staff of nine. The company was originally called "Chongqing Hongda Auto Fittings Research Centre". Becoming the fifth-largest Chinese motorcycle maker in only seventeen years, the company was renamed Lifan Industry Group in 1997. In 1998, Lifan obtained the right to engage in foreign trade.
Chinese cafe racer Lifan KPM150Mon, 28 Mar 2022
The Chinese manufacturer Lifan has introduced new motorcycles for the local market, and one of the novelties is the cafe racer Lifan KPM150. Lifan, like other Chinese manufacturers, conquers the market of classics and neo retro. In this case, Lifan KPM150 is similar in design to BMW R nineT Racer: headlight shape, clip-on placement, tail.
Meet Lifan KPT 400!Fri, 08 Oct 2021
The Chinese motorcycle Lifan KPT 400 is suspiciously similar to the tour enduro from Harley-Davidson. And at the same time it costs five times cheaper! More than one and a half million rubles for a new tourist enduro from Milwaukee is not a small amount, but it’s clear what you pay for.
Lifan launches the updated KPT 150 tourenduroTue, 27 Jul 2021
For the 2022 season, the Chinese motorcycle manufacturer has updated the KPT line of motorcycles, consisting of two tourenduros with 200 and 450 cc engines. In order to improve environmental performance, the younger model, the KPT 200, received a smaller displacement engine - 149 cc and, correspondingly, the new name: KPT 150.
American Lifan Fined $630,000 by EPA, Pays Additional Bond for Future VehiclesWed, 02 Apr 2014
Chinese motorcycle importer American Lifan agreed to pay a $630,000 civil penalty for the illegal import and sale of 28,000 vehicles that did not comply with federal emission standards. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas-based American Lifan imported and sold 28,000 streetbikes and scooters, recreational vehicles and engines produced in China but were not compliant with the Clean Air Act. American Lifan also agreed to post a bond worth between $300,000 and $500,000 to cover any potential penalties for future models imported though the 2016 model year.