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Nov. 29, 2007 (China Knowledge) – Suzuki, a Japanese multinational corporation which focuses on manufacturing compact automobiles, is seeking to build its second motorcycle factory in China, in order to increase its market share in the Chinese economy. Market sources reported that Suzuki is likely to invest over US$276.8 million in this project,
 

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Suzuki to make motorbikes in China from early 2010

December 2, 2009
In the spring of 2010, Suzuki Motor Corp. will start producing its motorcycles at a new plant in east China's Jiangsu province, one year behind schedule, Kyodo News reported yesterday, citing company sources.

The start of operation at the Suzuki motorbike factory, now still under construction, had been put off by a year due to the global economic recession and China's postponement of enforcement of exhaust gas regulations, the Japanese company said.

The new plant will focus on making environmentally-friendly motorbikes with 125-cc engines in a joint venture with China's largest motorbike maker, Grand River Group, which holds a 60% stake in the venture while Suzuki has 40%.

Suzuki Motor said the new facility will produce about 200,000 units in the first year of operation and increase the annual output to about 500,000 units after it is brought up to full-scale operation.

The company expects the new plant to improve its competitiveness in the Chinese market, where sales of motorbikes are growing, especially in small cities and rural areas, despite global slump.

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It's possible Suzuki may or many not be intending to manufacture motos in China only for the Chinese market but for export to other countries as well. BMW has sourced the new 800cc moto engines to ChongQing and I think other companies will be taking advantage of the cheap labor to stay competitive in the global market.

Suzuki has had a motorcycle plant in Jinan for many years and it's where the (or at least many) of the DR200s are produced. There are so many Suzkuki clone companies (like HaoJue) in the small towns and villages that I'm not sure what Suzuki Japan could offer. They must have some info I'd like to look at! :D

China has extremely strict regulations on their domestic motorcycle market which is unfortunate as loosening those laws would help their manufacturers a GREAT deal. Additionally, the prevailing cultural attitude is motorcycles are "low class" so if someone can afford a small cheap car then they'll get more "status" from owning four wheels instead of two. This is doubly insane because traffic and congestion in China is crazy and in the city of Chengdu, Sichuan for example, new cars are hitting the roads at about 400 per day! :eek:

The Chinese moto market is complicated and confusing to follow but it's interesting!

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Anybody here knows, whether they have started working on their plant?Recently heard no news related to this.They have delayed their project or what?
 

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You're likely not going to get any more news on this unless you know specific people involved in the area or industry. Suzuki already has at least a couple JV plants throughout China so I'm not sure why this was even news in the first place.
 
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