CPI is a Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1991, which has operations in Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, USA and Europe. They manufacture scooters, ATVs, enduro and street bikes. The most famous CPI models are the Aragon, Popcorn and the SM.
Trying to focus on quality, the company has been certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 for creating motorcycles and ATVs. CPI produced a new generation of engines, with the EURO 2 standard, which reduce up to 85% the emission of CO and almost 70% the emission of NOX. CPI Group has factories and offices in Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, USA and Europe having a production of 1,000,000 vehicles. CPI Europe, headquartered in Austria, became operational in 1999. Each month, CPI Taiwan and Indonesia produce 10,000 units and CPI China releases 30,000 units on the streets every 30 days.
Being linked to CPI, CPI Europe has the control of the sales and aftersales for the European market. In order to be successful, a team of European engineers have always an eye on the quality control in the Asian factories. All these operations are made by more than 800 specialized dealers and by local distributors in 26 European markets.
The EIMCA Milan 2001 and the INTERMOT 2002 were two of the most important places where the Taiwanese motorcycle manufacturer proved to have taken seriously into consideration the idea of quality. Even if it ranks in sixth place worldwide in motorcycle output, trailing China, the largest with annual output exceeding 10 million units, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan, Taiwan is one of the most respected sources for quality.
All the Taiwanese motorcycle makers, including CPI, have been able to make major inroads in overseas markets, notably the highly demanding Japanese and European markets, thanks to the low pollution levels and high performance of their motorcycles, scooters or ATV's. The technological capability allowed the Taiwanese motorcycle makers to meet the second-stage pollutant emission standards set by the Environmental Protection Administration in 1991. Now, the standards set in 2004 require the replacement of two-stroke engines with four-stroke engines.
Talking about the famous CPI models, Aragon, GTR and Formula R share a 49cc, 1 single cylinder, two stroke engine. The ATV line includes the XS 250 model, featuring a 250cc engine which can develop a power of 1.3Kw at 7500rpm. Its little brother, the XT50R has a 49cc engine with a power of 2,2 Kw at 6000rpm.