Indonesia August motorcycle sales up 17 pct from July, led by Honda

Jakarta (Antara News) - Indonesian domestic motorcycle sales in August rose 17 percent from July to 429,156 bikes, with Honda taking the biggest market share, data released Monday by the Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association show.

Honda regained its market leadership after losing it to Yamaha in July, with sales in August of 187,544 bikes compared to Yamaha's 168,708, Thomson Financial reported citing the association.

In July, Honda's sales reached 143,305 compared to Yamaha's 162,111 units.

Honda bikes sold domestically are produced by PT Astra Honda Motor, a 50-50 joint venture between PT Astra International and Japan's Honda Motor Co.

Suzuki was the third biggest-selling brand, with sales of 65,334 bikes in August, up 22 percent from July. (*)
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