LIFAN Engines.. Look and sound like a Honda. As Good??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Canadian GreenScape, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Canadian GreenScape

    Canadian GreenScape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 217

    I heard LIFAN makes the bottom end for hondas small engines. They look identical (except for different color fuel tank) and they even sound the same for less than a Honda costs. Are they comparable?
  2. txlawnking

    txlawnking LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,905

    They and I believe a few other " off brand" Honda lookalikes are made in CHINA... I would question their QC and durability..
  3. locutus

    locutus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Messages: 1,266

    I agree,Looks mean absolutely nothing.
  4. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,967

    I'm surprised Honda and Yamaha aren't more of a factor in the small engine business. They make some of the most innovative small engines. Maybe it's because they would have to charge more for them than the market would bear. Still, I'd like to see the small engines get a little more durable and some more horses per cubic centimeter. I mean come on, a 12 hp Briggs is like almost 500 cc. As a side note, Toyota had to reverse engineer an engine for their Nascar trucks because their engines were so far advanced they didn't qualify.

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