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Honda could crush the competition in India. Royal Enfield build only about 30,000 units per year and most are exported. There are other domestic manufacturers and Italian bikes as well. But the Japanese dominate the motor bike market. But, I understand that car sales are increasing the fastest.
 

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I just read on another website that bike sales are falling in Japan, largely due to the availability of (now) affordable cars and the perception of risk around bikes. Can India and the other countries be far behind?
 

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Takashi Kajikawa president of Yamaha Motor:

"It’s not like the old days when young Japanese boys joined biker gangs. It wasn’t so good for the public image but it was good for sales," he says. "Nowadays, their mothers think it’s too dangerous and forbid their sons to buy bikes. And anyway, youngsters would prefer to stay in and play on their computers."

So the company is eyeing serious profits from its recent move into high-tech motorised wheelchairs for the elderly.

Read the rest:

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13133-1936444,00.html
 

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It will be interesting to see how these emerging markets affect consumer items. Vindaloo Runpet 600? HotCurryHyabusa?



Seriously, interesting times await us. I'm betting on a lot more good than bad, too.
 

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Re: The Isle of Asea

"Woo woo woo woo woo (that's a siren sound effect, there) - here comes the thought police - woo woo woo woo! Chief Investigator Haird on the scene. What have we here, letter-substitution potty humor? Clap 'em in irons - it's the dock and the gallows for you, my boys."

Good lord. There's nothing racist about a play on words with place names. That's just stupid. Not as stupid, however, as your call for "moderation" or, as I like to call it in cases like this, censorship.

I'm sure that we can all come up with plenty of racist commentary, but "West Undies" doesn't quite fill the bill.

Retard.

cdg
 

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Oh it's not ignorance, it's the fun of being able to trot out juvenile bathroom humor. Very different. Also, technically, ASEAN isn't a geography, but a trading / political organization, even though the organization is geographically-focused.



I agree that West Undies was a spurious inclusion, but it's funny enough, and the West Indies have been kind of linked in Western thought with Asia pretty much since 1492 or so.
 

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Re: The Isle of Asea

Wrong.

Moderation stiffles communication and, hence, the exchange of knowledge.

What might be helpful here from time to time is a purging of posters who play the race card while wearing a clown suit with an Asean stain.

Ya got to go with the flow.

If this is too deep for you, maybe jb can explain a little better. Rumor has it that he came out smelling like a rose.
 

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Re: American Ignorance

tokoloshgolem,

The problem here is not geography, it's sloppy journalism. Acronyms are supposed to be written in all caps (in this case, ASEAN) so as not to be mistaken as misspellings of other words (in this case, "Asia").
 

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Re: American Ignorance

My point, although I took the scatologic route to get there. Its just some more of that "geography" stuff, don't you know?

Note that the acronym also was not explained correctly on the source posting.

God forgive if MO ever publishes an article discussing the impact of NAFTA (or worse, Nafta) on the inport and availability of bikes from Japan in the United States and Canada without at least a definition and, perhaps, a note of explanation.

With maybe an exception or two...

Thanks, MOFO's

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