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A change in motorcycle exports for metric manufacturers

June 16, 2009
Filed under Features

Metric manufacturers increased the number of motorcycles they shipped to the United States in April over the year-ago period.

Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki exported 23,168 motorcycles to the United States in April, a 12 percent rise over April of 2008, according to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.

Exports to Canada also rose. More than 2,500 motorcycles were exported to Canada in April, a 25 percent increase over a year ago.

In contrast, metric motorcycles exports to the United States decreased the previous two months, including by 37 percent in February.

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