Exports of metric motorcycles into the United States jumped dramatically in January, rising more than 42 percent.
The increase marks the sixth straight month that exports from Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) members rose past the year-ago month in the United States.
In Canada, metric exports were essentially flat compared to the year-ago period.
In the United States, more than 11,900 bikes were exported from JAMA members, up from 6,900 a year earlier.
In Canada, more than 1,390 units were exported.