Honda, Yamaha Lead Brazil’s Motorcycle Market

A total of 120,493 two-wheelers were produced in Brazil in August 2005, said the Association of the Manufacturers of Motorcycles, Mopeds and Bicycles (Abraciclo).
Brazil's four main motorcycle brands include Honda, Yamaha, Sundown and Kasinski. The organization said Honda produced 101,319 units, Yamaha produced 15,800; Sundown produced 3,105; and Kasinski produced 269.
A total of 804,660 units were produced from January 2005 through August 2005. Honda produced 657,914 units during the eight-month period; Yamaha produced 121,810; Sundown produced 20,713; and Kasinski produced 4,223.
Sundown and Kasinski retail solely in Brazil. The other two companies - Honda and Yamaha - exported a total of 18,052 units in August 2005, up 2.6% from exports in August 2004. For the period January 2005 through August 2005, the two exported 125,921 units, up 35% from the export of 92,858 units during the same eight months of 2004.

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