Saturday, September 1, 2018

Shanghai Taxi

These Haojue Group motorcycles operate as taxis all over Shanghai, this one being a HJ125-8. They are typically used to shuttle commuters from the train to work that don’t care to walk. Haojue also builds motorcycles under the Suzuki name in China, you can see late ‘70s Suzuki in the styling. This same model was still manufactured as late as 2016. Most appear to have huge miles and incorporate homemade fairings, footboards, umbrellas, etc. 

I’m told they are no longer issuing motorcycle license plates. If a rider wants to register a new motorcycle he must transfer an existing plate. The intention is apparently to push riders to opt instead for an electric scooter.

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