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ment of multi-valve engine, and the     sign and development.

      performance improvement of the exist-   OMI Chief Technology Officer Giovanni

      ing engine. Moreover, the development   Mariani said at the signing ceremony

      and design of all engines under this    that Lifan is a well-known motorcy-

      cooperation are based on the China 5    cle enterprise in China with complete

      and European 5 regulations.             design, verification, manufacture and

      Lifan’s partnership with OMI began in   sales capabilities and systems in the

      2017 and has produced a number of       field of motorcycles. OMI and Lifan

      achievements in the past two years,     will carry out more in-depth and com-

      including the co-operation of the       prehensive cooperation in motorcycle

      450mL engine on the KPT500. In ad-      engines and body systems. OMI will

      dition, Lifan also commissioned OMI to  work hard to enhance the competitive-

      design or optimize the “LIFAN NBS250    ness of all kinds of products of Lifan

      engine”, “LIFAN VRF450 engine”, “LI-    motorcycles.

      FAN 800CC engine” and other prod-       With regard to this cooperation, Yang

      ucts.                                   Bo said that Lifan and OMI will en-

      OMI is a well-known Italian company     hance the overall R & D strength and

      engaged in engine design, testing and   scientific and technological content of

      development of two-wheeled vehicles,    Lifan motorcycles, based on the prod-

      providing technical support services    uct research and development under

      for Lifan, Yarmaha, Honda, Kawasaki,    the China 5 and European 5 stand-

      Peugeot and other well-known motor-     ards, which will help Lifan motorcycle

      cycle enterprises at home and abroad.   layout in advance of more competitive

      It has strong R & D strength in the field   products, and then seize the market

      of motorcycle engine and vehicle de-    first.

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