News JAMA February Motorcycle Sales -10.2%

JAMA February Motorcycle Sales -10.2%

Japanese February Motorcycle Sales

The Japanese Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (JAMA) released its February 2012 motorcycle production/sales numbers Friday.

The overall numbers from the Big Four – Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, among others – were down 10.2 percent compared to January 2011; JAMA reports that 30,906 units were sold (factory shipment).

Although these numbers are negative, they mostly account for motorcycles under the 125cc mark:

February 2012 Motorcycle Domestic Sales Figures by Class

  • 50cc or under 17,993 units, down 15.8%
  • 51 – 125cc 7,637 units, down 15.6%
  • 126 – 250cc 2,612 units, up 57.7%
  • Over 250cc 2,664 units, up 13.5%

Regarding motorcycle production in February 2012, 66,400 units were produced, compared to 57,967 units for the same month of 2011, increase of 8,433 units or 14.5%,

February 2012 Motorcycle Production Figures by

  • Class 50cc or under 8,264 units, down 57 units or 0.7%
  • 51 – 125cc 3,821 units, down 397 units or 9.4%
  • 126 – 250cc 6,509 units, down 62 units or 0.9%
  • Over 250cc 47,806 units, up 8,949 units or 23.0%

Following is a breakdown of motorcycle exports by manufacturer for February 2012:

  • Honda 19,071
  • Suzuki 12,877
  • Yamaha 13,539
  • Kawasaki 10,819
  • Total 56,306

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
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