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Japan’s Cycle Production Down

Japan’s motorcycle production during August 2004 was 112,401 units, down 9,007 units or 7.4% compared with the 121,408 units produced during August 2003, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA). August motorcycle unit production, per OEM, was led by Yamaha with 37,339, followed by Honda with 36,086; Suzuki, 23,046, and Kawasaki, 15,907.
The OEMs exported 74,453 units during August. Motorcycle unit exports, per OEM, also was led by Yamaha with 31,280, units, followed by Honda with 18,532 units, Suzuki, 13,196, and Kawasaki, 11,445. Exports to North America during August totaled 34,066 units – 32,049 to the U.S. and 2,017 units to Canada.
JAMA says Japan’s motorcycle production from January 2004 through August 2004 reached 1,128,524 units, down 86,216 units or 7.1% compared with the production of 1,214,740 units recorded in the same period last year.

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