New motorcycle exports into U.S. fall drastically

The number of new motorcycles being brought into the United States by major manufacturers fell again in April, but less sharply than in preceding months.

The latest monthly report by metric manufacturers shows new bike exports into the United States falling by 21.2 percent compared to the prior-year month. That April data is included in a report from the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), which includes Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki.

The U.S. export number totaled 4,909 units in April, but the decline wasn’t nearly as steep as in March, when metric exports into the U.S. fell 71 percent, or February, when JAMA reported a 62 percent decrease from the year-ago month.

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