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Big Four Look Beyond US

A meeting of the minds, so-to-speak, was held recently by JAMA (Japan Automobile Manufacturer Assocation) with the four biggest vehicle makers in Japan. Specific to motorcycles, company representatives had some rather enlightening comments. Here in the U.S. we've enjoyed almost 15 years of unprecedented growth in the motorcycle industry, so the remarks may seem like doom and gloom, indicating that maybe our motorcycle bubble is ready to burst.

It's interesting to note Suzuki representative, Akira Tsugihiro's comes out of the gate swinging, saying that the company's largest market is currently China, and that there's potential for distributing parts made outside of the country. Wonder if we'll be seeing a Made in the Peoples ROC on the bottom of a GSX-R1000 any time soon? Or maybe we'll be getting a bag of Colombian coffee beans with every new bike purchase.

Have we become spoiled in this time of biking bliss in the U.S., loosing sight of the fact that all good things must come to an end?

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