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Tuesday 1 September 2020



Yamaha is reporting 1.709 million total global motorcycle unit sales for the first half of 2020, generating net sales of 375.2bn yen, down from 2.516 million units and 504.2bn yen for the first six months of 2019.

This is also what you call a midsize Adventure/dual-sport - the Ténéré 700 six-speed, chain drive parallel twin with rider-switchable ABS.

Units sales in Europe totaled 99,000, down from 109,000 for the first half of last year, with North American sales at 28,000 units (down from 32,000); domestic sales in Japan were 42,000 units (from 46,000), with Asia reporting 1.364 million units sold, compared to 2.115 million in 2019.
Interestingly, net motorcycle sales revenue from Europe was down, at 20.2bn yen, but from 21.8bn yen in the first six months of 2019.
In the Land Mobility (Motorcycles) segment, net sales were 429.0bn yen (a decrease of -133.6bn yen/-23.7%), with an operating loss of -6.7bn yen (the same period the previous fiscal year showed an operating income of 20.8bn yen).
In RVs (All-Terrain Vehicles, Recreational Off-highway Vehicles (ROVs) and snowmobiles), the deficit widened as a result of the decrease in ROV sales and the closure of US factories due to lockdowns.