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Japanese OEMs decrease production in July

Overall motorcycle production of Japanese motorcycles in July 2015 was recorded as 40,795 units. Compared with the 49,908 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, there is a decrease of 9,113 units or 18.3 percent. Production has seen a decrease for nine consecutive months, according to data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).

Motorcycle production in each class was also down. The 50cc and under class was down 42.2 percent to 4,156 units. The 51-125cc class was down 24.5 percent, or 1,085 units, and the 126-250cc class was down 0.3 percent with 9,013 bikes produced. The over 250cc class was down 4,963 units, or 17 percent.

Overall motorcycle export in July 2015 was recorded as 28,050 units. In comparison to July 2014, export decreased 23.4 percent to 8,555 units. Motorcycle export has experienced a decrease for two consecutive months.

In each class, exports had double-digit decreases. The 50cc and under class was down 36.9 percent to 630 units. The 51-125 cc class decreased 31.3 percent, or 1,115 units, and the 126-250cc class was down 2,596 units, or 30.1 percent. Finally, the over 250 cc class reported 18,939 units, which was down 19.1 percent from the previous year.

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