Saw this story on Mike Werner’s Blog, Bikes in the Fast Lane:
Can you believe this?? At EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo e Motociclo e Accessori), or the Milan Motorcycle Show as it is better known to us Americans, Italian cops confiscated three “rip-off” bikes!
According to Visordown News, “The Guardia di Finanza seized a three-wheeled scooter from the Yiben stand and another unknown motorcycle at EICMA under grounds of falsification and copyright infringment.” The Yiben YB 250 ZKT is a direct copy of the Piaggio MP3 which, you guessed it, was designed and is manufactured in Italy.
The Chinese company is not unlike others who rip off designs from other countries (not to be stereotypical here, but it does seem to happen quite often). I seriously doubt anything will be done, but perhaps Yiben will feel a pinch when they are not allowed back at EICMA next year.
(pics are from internet… love the one with the sheet over the face of the accused… lol)