Many people know Yamaha as producing musical instruments. For us motorcycle aficionado the engine is often music to the ears, especially when coming from a new bike.
Yamaha has a special place in my motorcycle biography because my very first motorcycle was the Yamaha RXS115.
Yamaha Motor is the world’s second largest producer of motorcycle, after Honda.
Yamaha Motor (www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/)
A while back you read about the major Italian motorcycle makers. Now it is time to round up the Japanese motorcycle makers.
Suzuki was featured yesterday. Other major Japanese motorcycle brands are Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki.
Talking about Japanese motorcycle manufacturers, it would be interesting to look at market share of these manufacturers put together. If you have a copy of this report, drop me the figure.
I’m picking up some Chinese names for motorcycle manufacturers so I can get into conversations with the locals.
- Honda 本田
- Yamaha 亚马哈, 雅马哈
- Suzuki 铃木
- Kawasaki 川崎
- Harley-Davidson 哈雷
- BMW 宝马
- Ducati 杜卡迪