Come on, don't be like that. You rode a cheap knock-off scooter and dismiss everything made there? Let me tell you, BMW and Honda will not produce rubbish even in India or Thailand. I owned a Honda cb500x - built in Thailand - and it was rock solid, great quality as you would expect from Honda. I would guess it's the same with BMW and would be the same with Suzuki. Given sufficient QC you can build anything anywhere.
Thailand, I would possibly consider. China or India, not a chance. Ya know what they say, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.
Even my and my daughter's bicycles are hand built in Germany. I avoid Chinese products whenever I can. It's difficult sometimes but I try. I prefer American made or Euro made. My money my choice, very simple really. Motorcycles built in China or India are completely out of the question.
If You're Gonna Be Stupid, You Better Be Hard, because stupid hurts!
I no longer own a V Strom, but I'm still here because its the best bike forum going!
2017 VFR1200X Crosstourer (Chili)
2016 GL1800 Goldwing, sold good riddance.
2013 V Strom DL650 Adventure AKA Max, Fun, different, did I say fun? (traded)
2004 FLHTC Ole Red, all lower 48, several times (sold 180k miles did lower 48 four times)
1999 FXST Stage 4 Evo AKA Bitch Bike and holeshot king
1998 FXDWG Red Grey (sold)
1997 XL (Mom's bike)
1976 XLCH Iron Head (Leaker)
1978 ZIR TC (AKA Smoky) Rated "R" not for kids under 17 (Seized by father)
1976 CB 750 (AKA trouble)
1976 MT 250 Elsinore (My favorite, rode the country on a 2 stroke)
1974 CB 350-F4 (AKA Dog)
1974 Kawi 100E (AKA Sparky the mud bug)
1972 KV 75 kawi
1970 Rupp mini bike