The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association announced its motorcycle production figures for the 2015 fiscal year (April 2015 to March 2016). According to these results, motorcycle production fell 6.6% from the previous year to 537,988 units, resulting in a deficit for the second year in a row.
Exports and domestic sales (factory shipments) for motorcycles recorded significant declines by 8.5% to 422,239 units and 6.8% to 364,589 units, respectively.
Within the motorcycle class, production of motorcycles of over 250cc fell 7.8% to 352,041 units and motorcycles of 126 â€“ 250cc dropped 14.0% to 76,151 units, as both recorded deficits for the second straight year.
Production of motorcycles of 50cc & under grew for the first time in four years with an increase of 5.5% to 78,533 units, while motorcycles of 51 â€“ 125cc declined 0.4% to 31,263 units, resulting in a deficit for the first time in two years.