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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2016, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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A different all terrain vehicle

I just picked up a new AJP PR4 a week ago. It's mostly intended for off-road use, but I'll be licensing it for intermittent road time.

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Good looking bike
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Nice !...
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Looks nice.Don,t look like it can be licensed though cause it don,t have turn signals like the Enduros have to have.
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Plus that taillight don,t look like it would ever be DOT legal.Looks like you will have to do some modifying.I imagine you will have to modify the electrical charging system as well.
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The bike is factory wired for signals, but the PA vehicle code doesn't require them for inspection. However; if it has does have them, they have to function. I may still put small signals on it.

The taillight/brakelight is likely too small for DOT spec. It would likely still pass inspection, but I'll be putting a larger unit on there just to be safe.

The electrical system is sized for full lighting. AJP sells a fully lighted version of the PR4 overseas, but they aren't importing that version into the US yet.

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nice looking bike, I am not familiar with this brand.

led lighting has taken brightness to a new level while managing to keep things small.
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I think that it is the same brand I read about in last months issue of Cycle World.If it is it is a Chinese import.
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I think that it is the same brand I read about in last months issue of Cycle World.If it is it is a Chinese import.
AJP motorcycles are made in Portugal. They've been building bikes for 28 years and most of the motorcycle is designed and manufactured by them. They've had bikes compete (and place well) in some serious enduro/hare scramble events, including the Rebull Romaniacs race. They are not a Chinese import.

However; the motor is made by Zongshen, which is a well renowned Chinese engine builder. Unlike most of the other junk that comes out of China, Zongshen is an ISO9001 cerfified company with corporate partnerships with Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Vespa and even Harley Davidson.

Like most American motorcyclists, I don't have a good opinion of the motorcycles China imports into the U.S.. It took quite a bit of research to convince myself that the engine in these bikes are worth taking a chance on. To this point, I have been quite pleased with it.

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nice looking bike, I am not familiar with this brand.
They have only been inported into the U.S. for 2 years. There are only a handful of dealers, with the closest two being Philadelphia, PA. and Grand Island (Buffalo), NY.

It's a neat bike, with a well thought out design towards trail riding, as opposed to racing. I currently own a 2011 KTM 450, which is a great bike when you have some room to move, but a handful in real tight single track. The AJP was bought for my wife as a light trail bike for her to putt around on, but I'm also hoping (for me) it picks up where the KTM falls short.

At this point my wife absolutely loves it, but her last bike was a DR650, which is about 140lbs heavier than the PR4. I'm still waiting to hit the trails before I form a thorough opinion.

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