If in Chinese bikes you include Pak Hero, Ravi and Metro also, since these also use engine parts of china. Well I think its not a bad option. Don’t get Chinese (jailing and like these) brands available in the market. The reason is their spare parts availability and variety of their spare parts.
When you use a machine it needs maintenance and repair works doesn’t matter if it is a Honda 70 our local made 70s or a Chinese brand, if you get Chinese brands you will get hooked, If you get pak hero, metro or ravi you can always fix them with Honda 70 spare parts. Same is the difference between Sohrab and our local 70s. Sohrab doesn’t have that much variety of spare parts available. I would recommend a brand new Pak hero Metro or Ravi instead of a used Honda 70. Metro has a better reputation than ravi or PH and PH has better resale than all local brands. And as far as their price is concerned my knowledge is that Sohrab 70 costs 40 ks while metro PH and ravi 38 and you can get a discount on all these bikes upto 1500 or 2000 on cash payment.
When I was looking to get a new bike my initial intention was to get a pak hero, my mechanic told me that was ok to buy. But if I wanted to enjoy my Pak Hero ride he recommended that I change its carburettor with a new Honda 70 carburettor the first thing. This change costs around 2000 Rs, its effect is that bike will pick run and consume oil like Honda. Since Honda is using Japanese Carburettors and all others are using Chinese.
You must be aware of the fact that the life of any machine depends on how you use it, I have seen many Hondas which look like scrap coz these are used rashly and many 4 5 year old models pak heros and local brands looking like a new one.
Han only thing with sohrab is that if you ask for genuine part it will be local made and a non branded part it will also be local made, (no difference in quality and hell of diff in price) in other local machines you can fit them with Honda 70 genuine indicators shocks, Ring piston clutch plate and every part of that bike that will give you best performance.
Choice is yours