HONDA and YAMAHA announced they are under negotiation to start to OEM as early as 2018

Various 50cc models will be shared by HONDA and YAMAHA

The negotiation just started, so nothing is concreate but they are aiming to start their OEM delivery as early as 2018. This collaboration will be only in Japan.

HONDA will deliver some scooter models and business models to YAMAHA and YAMAHA will sell those under their brand. Also, they are hoping to develop new scooters and electric motorcycles together to match the needs of current motorcycle market.

Mr. Shinji Aoyama, Operating Officer and Director of Honda

"Through this collaboration with Yamaha, we will continue to offer Class-1 category products that go beyond the expectations of our customers. With that, we will devote all of our efforts to revitalize the motorcycle market in Japan and establish a market environment that enables the popularization of electric motorcycles at the earliest possible timing."

Katsuaki Watanabe, Managing Executive Officer and Director of Yamaha

"We believe that our collaborative activities, which will start with an OEM alliance, will go beyond the framework of a mere product supply alliance and carve out a future motorcycle culture in Japan."


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