Ice Bear is ZNEN which means it is built in the factory that has quality control and they test all of their products. yes it is made in china but not in the same factory as taotao and jonway. i put a ZNEN side by side to an identical looking taotao and you could see the major differences in the build quality. the engines have better bearings and crank as well as better metals used. the fit and finish is also done very well. keep up with oil changes and go through it from time to time to make sure the bolts are tight. one other note. ice bear does not have the awful vibration that the cheaper ones do, they have a fantastic ride to them.