Metric motorcycle exports continue growth pattern

Exports of metric motorcycles into the United States continue to rise over 2009 comparisons.

December marked the fifth straight month that exports of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) members rose past year-ago numbers. JAMA’s December exports into the United States totaled 7,208 bikes, a 46.5 percent increase over December of 2009.

The percentage increase was in line with November’s rise, which was 53 percent.

Canada also is seen higher export numbers. JAMA members exported more than 900 units there in December, a 59 percent increase over the year-ago period. Exports in Canada have increased for four straight months.

JAMA members include Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki.

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