China Business Cast

China Business Cast is a podcast featuring experienced entrepreneurs and business people making things happen in China.  If you want to learn from on the ground accounts of how business actually gets done in China, this is the program for you.  

Ep. 39 Building an Electric Motorcycle Business in Beijing with Nathan Siy

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Today we have Nathan Siy, in the show. Nathan , is running a high speed electric Bike company, he is also a TV host and a voice over artist.  He tells about his (REALLY!) unique company, why he decided to build it and how. It's a chance to see how a small company grows in China from scratch.


  • Mike: So, Nathan. Must say, out of all people we interviewed so far, what you do is the easiest to explain. So, Why really Electric motorcycle? These are everywhere. At least in China.

  • Shlomo: You’ve been running Electric bike tours for the past few years. What made you decide to transition and open another business.

  • Mike: So, you are making high speed motorcycles, are there many companies doing this? You usually see the small scooters ,so this at least for me looks like a niche market. 

  • Shlomo: Are the motorcycles out yet? I read an interview saying that it’s not out yet. 

  • How long did the whole process took to figure out how to turn gas motorcycles to electric ones? 

  • Shlomo:  Why do you think, electric bikes are taking so long to take off? It’s a promising technology but seems like in the west it’s not catching up. 

  • Mike: What’s your vision for this industry? You see everybody giving up their cars and taking their kids to school on a motorbike? 

  • Shlomo:  What’s the best way to reach out to you? 

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