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Japan’s Cycle Production Gains 4% in August

The four main motorcycle manufacturers in Japan produced 130,859 units in August, up 4,974 units or 4 percent compared to the production of 125,885 units in August 2005.
According to Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Honda produced 44,785 units in August, up from 42,151 units in August 2005; Kawasaki produced 18,869 units, down from 21,159 units; Suzuki produced 37,118, up from 33,730 units; and Yamaha produced 30,031 units, up from 28,820 units.
The August production total is an upturn after two months of downturn.
The four main manufacturers exported 83,000 units in August, up 5,409 units or 7 percent compared to the export of 77,591 units in August 2005.
According to JAMA, Honda exported 23,830 units in August, down from 25,425 units exported in August 2005; Kawasaki exported 16,649 units, up from 15,643 units; Suzuki shipped 23,565 units, up from 14,733 units; and Yamaha moved 18,956 units, down from 21,790 units.

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