Today, Honda, Yamaha Motor, Suzuki Motor, as well as Kawasaki Heavy Industries produces a total of 190 motorcycle models. By the beginning of 2023, this list will already include 170 positions.
Leading Japanese motorcycle manufacturers are going to remove about 20 models from sale by the end of this year, the Nikkei agency shares information. They will have to take such a step because of the new environmental requirements that will work this fall.
Those motorcycles that will remain in service will be equipped with improved motors, and many models will be electrified.
So, Honda promises to make full-fledged electric models for all its bikes by 2040. But the release of the medium-sized CB400 Super Four motorcycle, which has been a bestseller since the 1990s, Honda intends to curtail. Suzuki has decided to abandon the GSX250R midsize motorcycle.
“Japanese motorcycle manufacturers own about 40% of the global market.”