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    Honda to end motorcycle production in U.S.

    Honda to end motorcycle production in U.S.
    By JAMES HANNAH, Associated Press Writer



    Updated at 10:34 a.m.
    Honda Motor Co. plans to stop producing motorcycles in the United States next year and will transfer production to Japan, the automaker announced Wednesday.

    Honda currently makes motorcycles at its plant in Marysville, Ohio, employing 450 workers.

    Honda said there will be no layoffs when production ends in spring 2009. The workers will remain with the company, helping produce cars, trucks, engines and parts and filling other jobs at Honda's other operations in west-central Ohio, the company said.

    The motorcycle plant opened in 1979 as Honda's first U.S. plant. Last year, it produced about 44,000 Gold Wing touring and VTX cruiser bikes.

    Honda said motorcycle production at the Marysville plant and at the Hamamatsu factory in Japan will be consolidated at a new motorcycle plant in Kumamoto, Japan, in 2009. It is part of a global plan to produce certain larger motorcycles, Honda said.

    "This move allows us to improve the competitiveness and appeal of our products by applying the latest technologies and production systems at one efficient location," said Akio Hamada, president and CEO of Honda of America.

    Honda currently employs about 13,000 workers at five plants in Ohio two in Marysville and one each in East Liberty, Anna and Russells Point. Besides motorcycles, the employees make the Accord, Civic, Element, CR-V, Acura TL and RDX sport utility vehicle.
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    Wait... you mean Honda makes machines without a deck and blades underneath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Wait... you mean Honda makes machines without a deck and blades underneath?
    Yes, you lout.

    And Kawasaki makes a motorcycle that doesn't leak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Yes, you lout.

    And Kawasaki makes a motorcycle that doesn't leak!
    I thought they called that model a 'snowmobile'?
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