Re: 48cc ban?
if they do ban the chinese imports, it won't be a matter of competition, it will be a matter of perpetuating a market. If I could get an engine that didn't need constant repairs and was reliably built and produced locally, I'd be ok with a $500 tag on it. I've already had to put over $130 in parts and mods on the engine I paid $200 for, so to me it's an even trade.
It is the battle of quality vs quantity. You want to spend cheap all you get is cheaply made..