Production declines continue for metric manufacturers

Metric manufacturers continue to bring fewer new motorcycles into North America and have now reduced their production of bikes for worldwide markets for 30 straight months.

That was the report from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), which includes Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki.

Those metric OEMs exported 10,857 motorcycles into the United States in February, a 62 percent decrease from the year-ago month.

In Canada, metric manufacturers’ exports also decreased. Exports there totaled 4,058 units, a decline of 34 percent.

JAMA members’ motorcycle production in February totaled nearly 61,000 units, a decrease of 16 percent from the year-ago month.

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