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the result of (this time) a fun filled morning. the idea to make a demo commercial came after it was shot. so this has officially nothing to do with ducati. still enjoy! Honda two wheeler sales to NA dealers drop 51%

The percentage drop in sales is staggering. Then consider that the 2009 numbers are down compared to 2008 which were down from 2007. The Japanese big four started reporting occasional runs of declines before 2006 but the drop off has been steady for 23 months now.

The percentage drop in revenue is staggering but the drop for Honda in revenue for the first six months of its business year is a jaw dropping 79%. is reporting that things are better at Yamaha yet the president has resigned due to poor results.

motorcycledaily .com ran a piece on a report by the Cleveland Group.that the number of motorcycles that will be sold worldwide by 2013. The study assumes a growth in world wide sales of 7.6% and is dominated by below 350cc bikes and the Asian-China-India markets lead the way.

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Still a sucker for a good bike engine picture.