Originally Posted by KipG
China builds excellent engines for BMW motorcycles (among other brands) and have for several years. It's 10-15 years past time to forget your preconceived notions about what comes from China!
Agreed. The quality of manufacturing is completely down to who is designing, engineering and overseeing the process. China and many other nations that do mega factory type work like Taiwan, India, Thailand, Vietnam and others, are capable of world class manufacturing as long as whoever is overseeing the project makes it happen.
That said, with some exceptions, a lot of the stuff that Chinese companies design, engineer and oversee for themselves can be of majorly questionable quality... so you do have to be careful. There is obvious a certain amount of intellectual property theft for products designed and engineered outside of China but manufactured there... so you do have to be careful.
For RMR, Aire Tributary, Star and others... they seem to do a good job, at least in the last 5-10 years, of ensuring good products are recieved.