A couple of days ago, Kawasaki headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, announced that they would be spinning-off their motorcycle business and integrating their heavy industries. In what could be misinterpreted as Big Green setting motorcycles aside in favor of other ventures, it’s understandable that Kawasaki fans were beginning to get a little bit worried. Alas, there is no need to fear, as Kawasaki Motors Corp USA CEO, Eigo Konya has cleared the air of any fears surrounding the potential demise of Kawasaki motorcycles.
In his statement, Mr. Konya expressed that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of motorcycles in the USA, as well as other markets, for that matter, had seen considerable success. He stated that there have been new and returning riders seeking to purchase motorcycles over the past couple of months. So much so, that Kawasaki had to work double-time in order to meet the growing demands of their customers. That being said, Mr. Konya made it clear that operations in the United States will see no changes.
As for operations in the United States, KMC will see no changes. All KMC’s tasks and missions will remain the same and KHI’s restructuring plan will only further enhance KMC’s ability to serve KMC’s customers by furthering KMC’s ability to be quick and efficient when studying the industry and the future of powersports. The Kawasaki brand in North America is strong and getting stronger even under the COVID-19 situation and we at KMC will continue our great mission of delivering Kawasaki products and satisfaction to our customers.
So there you have it. As far as operations are concerned, we can expect no changes to Kawasaki’s motorcycle business, at least as far as the consumer experience is concerned. Yes, this statement comes from the USA, however, chances are great that the same can be said for the rest of the global market.