News JAMA November Motorcycle Sales: Up 4.4%

JAMA November Motorcycle Sales: Up 4.4%

Motorcycle Industry News

The Japan Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (JAMA) released its motorcycle statistics for November 2011, reporting that overall production was down 0.8 percent, although sales were up 4.4 percent compared with the same month of 2010.

This information is based on the Japanese Big Four – Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha – and a percentage of smaller motorcycle companies.

Following are the individual stats:

Motorcycle production in November 2011 was recorded as 58,055 units. Compared with the 58,550 units total recorded for the same month of the previous year, this is a decrease of 495 units or 0.8%, and production decrease on the same month of the previous year for three consecutive months.

November 2011 Motorcycle Production Figures by Class

  • 6,423 units, down 325 units or 4.8%
  • 51 – 125cc 4,720 units, down 2,131 units or 31.1%
  • 126 – 250cc 10,041 units, up 254 units or 2.6%
  • Over 250cc 36,871 units, up 1,707 units or 4.9%

In November 2011, Domestic sales (factory shipment) was 32,095 units, an increase of 4.4 percent as compared with the same month of the previous year.

November 2011 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class

  • 50cc or under 18,018 units, up 13.2%
  • 51 – 125cc 10,455 units, down 10.1%
  • 126 – 250cc 2,185 units, up 10.2%
  • Over 250cc 1,437 units, up 18.7%

Motorcycle exports (result) stood at 116.9 percent as compared with the same month of the previous year.

Motorcycle Production Figures by Manufacturer Motorcycle

  • Units Chg. from prev. year (%)
  • Honda 19,186 112.7
  • Suzuki 9,046 64.0
  • Yamaha 16,680 113.7
  • Kawasaki 13,143 103.4
  • Others 0 0
  • Total 58,055 99.2

Ron Lieback
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