That's a lot like asking what's the difference between a Ford and Chevy V8.I know that BMW uses Kymco Taiwan made engines for its scooters. How is different than Burgman 650 engine ? I think Burgman engines are made by Suzuki in Japan? I am thinking in terms of construction, layout, efficiency, Quality and Reliability.
its of no concern ... for two reasons:
(1) Loncin only manufacture 650 cc rotax designed engines from 2009 onwards. If you are looking for an F650 single, they are only manufactured up to 2007.
(2) I seriously doubt there is any difference in quality. Boeing and Airbus both have huge amounts of mechanical components manufactured in China too, but like BMW employ pretty strict quality control. In any case, much of the key componentry still comes from Rotax in Austria, and is assembled by Loncin in China.
Most BMW bikes are assembled in low cost Berlin. If quality of manufacture and assembly was the important thing, the bikes would be built in Bavaria, where the cars are made. After all you are paying for and think you are buying a Bavarian Motor Works vehicle right. But Bavarian workers (while very diligent) are very expensive ... twice as expensive as in Berlin, where workers have a reputation of being "less fastidious".
****, my BMW X-Challenge is made in Italy!
While it doesn't look great, that Hyosung looks better than the Gladius, or whatever Suzuki calls it these days. They were fools to mess with the winning sv650 formula.Well Suzuki does outsource too. Take the 650 V-strom/SV650, You can get a Hyosung GT650 for less money. But look at the engines and "WHAT THE HECK" they are the same. Speedo's are the same...... http://www.hyosungmotorsusa.com/new_product/introduction.asp?Cat=RoadSports&model=GT650&year=2012