the point being discussed is not where the thing is made but made to what standard.. In car terms it translates to - buy a Gonow diesel SUV instead of a LR Defenderl SUV.
On paper they are fantastic, when new they are very nice - but when given the "usual treatment" they suffer bad. Both SUVs serve the same purpose both will take you to the mountains and carry you back. But the LR will repeat the action every single time.
e.g the tools I use are Made in Germany - because they are built to a very high standard and they are still perfect after more than 10 years of use. A similar chinese tool will also work but how long - thats where the standard bit comes in. And thats why Stahwile, Elora or Hazet are considered investments while chinese tools are considered expenses.
Recently I saw a firm here that needed to undo a giant flange of some huge machinery, it had nuts about the size of my fist with a breakaway torque of over 1000 lb/ft and the only tool that could tackle it was a Hazet branded tool. The clone copies simply could not move it.
But the motorcycles are disposable items - if the jap ones used to work for 20 years with upkeep these ones with 1/2 price will work for 10 with upkeep - if they serve purpose at that time your expense is levelled out.