Japan's four main motorcycle manufacturers produced 131,714 units in July, down 4,636 units or 3.4% compared to the production of 136,350 units in July 2005.
According to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Honda produced 46,804 units in July, down from 50,163 units in July 2005; Kawasaki produced 16,202 units, up slightly from 16,116 units; Suzuki produced 39,894 units, up from 38,280 units; and Yamaha produced 28,779 units, a drop from 31,762 units.
The four manufacturers produced 1,009,883 units for the first seven months of the year ended July 31, just shy of the 1,014,504 units produced during the same seven-month period in 2005.
Honda produced 317,961 units during the most recent seven-month period, down from 340,105 units during the first seven months of last year; Kawasaki produced 136,367 units, up from 120,874 units; Suzuki produced 301,571 units, up from 276,878 units; and Yamaha produced 253,673 units, down from 276,384 units.
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