KAWASAKI HEAVY Industries Ltd. will spend 2 billion yen (US$16 million; euro12 million) increasing its annual motorcycle production capacity in Thailand.The company aim to raise capacity at its plant in Thailand to 100,000 motorcycles a year from
Virgin, as a company, is no stranger to bikesVIRGIN MEDIA, this year's sponsor of the R6 Cup, is equipping some of its engineers with motorbikes in an effort to improve productivity.Specially trained staff will now travel to various locations
HONDA MOTORCYCLE India supremo Mr.Shinijo Aoyama has said a second plant in India would be necessary to meet required production beyond 2011. The company's manufacturing facility at Manesar, has already reached 80% of its installed capacity of 1
to hurry, as Ducati expects to bring an end to reservations soon.Production will begin in the second fortnight of the month of October 2007 and, as promised, Ducati will give delivery priority to the approximately 500 owners of the 999R who have ordered
100,000 GS sales are partly thanks to McGregor and BoormanTHE R1200 GS is officially the most successful BMW ever, as the 100,000th rolled off the production line earlier this week. The figure comprises of 84,373 of the standard GS, plus
TRIUMPH HAVE built a one-off Thruxton special, which is to appear at the NEC Show.Sources say the bike's been built to gauge public reaction and could go into production if there's enough interest.Look out for it on Triumph's stand at the NEC Show.
Brammo Enertia...will electric bikes ever really take off?ANOTHER ELECTRIC motorbike is set to go into production in the USA. The Brammo Enertia is a plug-in bike that does 0-60 MPH in under 4 seconds and can go for up to 50 miles on one charge
Yamaha Motor has produced over 10 million motorcycles in Indonesia since production started back in 1974. The company has forecast it will produce 1.8 million units this year alone, mostly for the automatic scooter market. In November 2004, Yamaha
the Crosscage will go into production without a great deal of further development - and even then - the concept will only take off when the market's ready.
the workforce of its Spanish factory atLasarte and turning production over to high-performance (and higher-margin)bike tyres instead of car stuff. It is also shutting a plant at Toul inFrance with the loss of 820 jobs to reduce car tyre capacity further.
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