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Yamaha’s U.S. first-half sales increase for bikes, decrease for quads

August 1, 2008
Filed under Features

Yamaha Motor Co. reported mixed results for its fiscal first half from its U.S. retail sales.

The manufacturer saw increased sales for its motorcycles but reported decreased sales for its ATVs and side-by-sides. For the United States, Yamaha’s retail motorcycle new unit sales grew 12.4 percent compared to a year ago to 109,000 units. Yamaha also said its U.S. motorcycle inventory has improved dramatically, down 35 percent from a year ago.

However, the company’s ATV sales in the United States fell 23.5 percent to 52,000 units. Yamaha’s side-by-side sales fell slightly, about 5 percent, to 18,000 units. The decrease in side-by-side sales follows several quarters of tremendous growth in that sector.

For more on Yamaha’s first half, see an upcoming edition of Powersports Business.

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