Suzuki Confirms China Factory

New plant aims to build 500,000 machines a year

FOLLOWING A thread in news earlier today Visordown can confirm Suzuki will set up a new joint venture to build a motorcycle factory in China.

The Japanese bike-building firm's second factory will make up to 500,000 motorcycles per year. Production is due to start around April/May 2009. The joint venture will be funded by the company to the tune of around £25m, giving it 40% stake in the Changzhu Haojue/Suzuki Motorcycle Company.

The company says it is expanding its motorcycle production in China and India, the world's two largest bike markets, to meet demand.