Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki to pull the plug on 20 motorcycles this year

Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki to pull the plug on 20 motorcycles this year
Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki to pull the plug on 20 motorcycles this year

Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki are set to discontinue some key motorcycles in the Japanese market in late 2022.

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HT Auto Desk

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Updated on:
23 Jun 2022, 02:56 PM

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Honda's flagship Gold Wing luxury touring model is set to be discontinued in Japanese market.
Honda’s flagship Gold Wing luxurious touring mannequin is about to be discontinued in Japanese market.

Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Kawasaki are planning to pull the plug on about 20 motorcycles by the finish of this year, owing to the stricter emission norms which are set to be carried out in Japan later this year, studies Asia Nikkei. The report claims that these ready-to-retire motorcycles characterize 10 per cent of the roughly 190 fashions which are accessible from these 4 main Japanese two-wheeler manufacturers. Also, this transfer comes as a part of the electrification and product lineup streamlining technique of those firms.

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Honda is claimed to retire round 10 out of its 80 fashions on sale. The affected Honda motorcycles due to the choice embrace CB400 Super Four, a midsized motorbike that has been a bestseller since the Nineteen Nineties. The firm can also be planning to discontinue the fashions from its full-sized Gold Wing sequence, in addition to the Benly scooter additionally.

Yahama is poised to cease promoting two fashions from its flagship FJR1300 sequence of tourers. Suzuki is about to discontinue not less than 5 out of roughly 20 fashions from manufacturing strains by October 2022, together with the midsized GSX250R, claims the report. Kawasaki has already stopped delivering a few of its full-sized motorcycles final year.

Moving forward, these two-wheeler giants will shift to electrical fashions. Honda has deliberate to electrify its complete product lineup by 2040. Yamaha too will make 90 per cent of latest autos as electrics by 2050.

The newest transfer is in step with Japan’s more durable emission requirements that have been adopted at the finish of 2020. Applied to the new fashions, this emission commonplace mandates nitrogen oxide emission be lowered by up to 33 per cent.

First Published Date: 23 Jun 2022, 02:56 PM IST