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01/08/2017    FLYING START FOR HONDA

Bouncing back from the impact of last year’s Kumamoto earthquake with a better model mix, Honda’s global motorcycle operations grew strongly in its first fiscal quarter to 30 June. BDN financial...

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31/07/2017    KAWASAKI SLOW OFF THE LINE

During the first quarter of its current fiscal year, the motorcycle division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivered an underwhelming performance. BDN financial editor Roger Willis reports. Revenue...

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31/07/2017    PROGRESS FOR PIAGGIO

Maintaining leadership of the European powered two-wheeler market with a 14.8% overall share — and 26.1% of scooter sales — Piaggio Group had plenty to boast about in the first half of 2017. BDN...

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31/07/2017    TURNOVER UP BUT PROFIT DOWN AT KTM

Preliminary figures for the first half of 2017 from KTM Industries showed healthy bikes sales volume and revenue increases. But one-off expansion costs hit the company’s bottom line. BDN financial...

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21/07/2017    POLARIS RECOVERS SOME GROUND

The most telling item in mixed half-yearly results for US powersports manufacturer Polaris Industries was news that retail sales of its Indian motorcycle brand had increased by 17% in the second...

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