Um ... again Iím just not having that experience. I really really like the ZNEN.
Iíve now owned and ridden the ZNEN, the P200E, the Genuine Buddy 170, Stella 4T and most recently an Aprilia Sportcity.
Granted, the ZNEN was ďhigh endĒ Chinese, but with 8K miles so far, it runs better than it did new. I paid around 2k brand new with a 2 year bumper to bumper warranty. I think a lot of the problems people have with them is they buy online, have them shipped to their home with some assembly required. I bought from a reputable dealer who did the PDI before I ever took the bike.
People can hate them if they want, but they are easy to work on, parts are cheap and abundant. An out of all the bikes I have ridden, the ZNEN is hands down the most comfortable and easy to ride out of the bunch.
Now, comparing it to the Aprilia I have a couple of observations. The Sportcity really feels well built. From an engineering standpoint, it appears that the designers were either drunk or the Italians still havenít forgiven us for our involvement in WWII. No offense intended. Itís really nice that the oil drain plug is right out in the open on the side of the case, but did you really have to run the exhaust right in front of it making it impossible to get a socket on it? And the rear gearoil plug. Thank you for placing it center rim. I can see the spark plug, but getting to it? Thatís another story.
Still, so far I love the bike. Itís quiet and smooth and polite. Everything the P200 wasnít.
So, for anyone reading this thread, donít be discouraged if you are considering a Chinese bike for your first ride. Wolf, Bintelli, Lance and others are making great bikes. If you arenít sure if riding is for you, I would highly recommend talking to a dealer and getting into a Chinese bike to start. If you feel the need to buy a Vespa 946 at some point, great.
Again, ride what you love, love what you ride.