Yamaha Motor Co. will stop developing motorcycles with 250cc and larger engines in Japan for its domestic market, Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reported Saturday.
The reported change comes as a cost-cutting measure, Dow Jones Newswires said in citing the Yomiuri Shimbun. The Japanese newspaper said Yamaha will continue to produce bikes, such as its SR400, domestically, without citing a source for its information.
Yamaha’s main plant in central Japan produced 179,000 motorcycles with engine capacities for 2500ccs in 2010, short of its break-even level of 200,000, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
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