The Motorcycle Industry Has Not Completely Close Down – RoadracingWorld.com

18March 2020

While it might appear that the outbreak of COVID-19 has forced whatever in the entire world to close down totally and forever, the reality is many services are continuing to run while taking precautions to lessen the direct exposure and threat for consumers and employees.

And this is largely true in the world of motorcycle (in addition to powersports lorry), parts, and aftermarket device manufacturing, according to a fast survey conducted by Roadracingworld.com.

Please keep in mind that this is not planned to be a thorough survey of the entire motorcycle industry however a simple sample of what is presently going on.

Business are noted in alphabetical order.

American Honda

Production of Honda ATVs and side-by-side automobiles in South Carolina continues at normal capacity and there have been no closures of any centers overseas that will affect powersports lorry production, according to American Honda M/C Public Relations– Onroad Media Organizer Colin Miller.

American Honda headquarters in Torrance, California. Photo courtesy of American Honda.
American Honda headquarters in Torrance, California. Photo thanks to American Honda. BMW Motorrad BMW Motorrad manufacturing centers in Germany will be shutting down temporarily due to federal government instructions to combat the
BMW staff working on the Concept R 18. Photo courtesy of BMW Motorrad.
spread of COVID-19. A lot of employees at BMW Motorrad U.S.A. offices in New Jersey are presently working from house.

BMW staff working on the Principle R 18. Photo thanks to BMW Motorrad. Ducati Motor Holding, S.p.A. Ducati shut down the production department at its headquarters in Bologna, Italy on March 13 and prepared to re-open on March 18, however the business has extended its shutdown to implement a series of procedures planned to increase the safety level for employees. Ducati prepares to resume production with a skeleton crew on March 25. Much of Ducati’s office staffers continue to work at house. Ducati, on the other hand, has assured its dealers that spare parts and support will continue toDucati Motor Holding's headquarters and factory in Borgo Panigale, Italy. Photo courtesy of Ducati.

be offered. Ducati Motor Holding’s headquarters and factory in Borgo Panigale, Italy. Photo thanks to Ducati. Energica Motor Business, S.p.A. The production department of Energica Motor Business, S.p.A. continues to assemble electric motorbikes at the facility in Modena, Italy to meet the strong need for the business’s brand-new 2020-model Ego +, Eva Ribelle, and Eva EsseEsse9 +. Most of the other Energica employeesEnergica Motor Companys headquarters in Modena, Italy, with an Eva electric streetbike model parked outside. Photo by Damiano Florentini.
are working from house. Energica Motor Business’s headquarters in Modena, Italy, with an Eva electric streetbike design parked outside.Photo by Damiano Florentini. K&N Engineering K&N Engineering, producers of aftermarket air filters, oil filters, and host of products for the two-wheel and four-wheel powersports markets, stays completely functional and open at its 10-building, 400,000-square-foot complex in

K&N Engineering, Inc. in Riverside, California. Photo by David Swarts.
Riverside, California.

K&N Engineering, Inc. in Riverside, California. Photo by David Swarts. Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC, U.S.A. )KMC., U.S.A. could not right away offer the status of its manufacturing plants in Lincoln, Nebraska and Maryville, Missouri, or of its overseas manufacturing centers, however rather of cancelling a conventional press launch for the modified 2020 Kawasaki Z900, KMC, U.S.A. changed it with a web-based launch and the circulation of systems for individual testing. Necessary KMC, U.S.A. staff continue to work at the business’s Foothill Cattle ranch, California headquarters, while other staff members are working from house. Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. headquarters in Foothill Cattle ranch, California. Photo by David Swarts. KTM: KTM Group prepares

to close down its KTM and Husqvarna motorcycle manufacturing centers in Mattighofen from March 30

up until April 10 for a two-week”holiday”due to expected disruptions in its supply chain from northern Italy, according to a statement from KTM Group’s moms and dad business Pierer Movement Group. KTM Group reports that there is a great supply of motorbikes and extra parts already in the system to properly serve the market up until the supply chain is brought back and production can resume. At KTM and Husqvarna North America headquarters in Murrieta, California, employees who can work from house have been asked to do so while others, including race team employees, continue to work on-site.

KTM Grand Prix racers at the Red Bull KTM factory race shop in Austria in 2019. Photo thanks to Dorna. MV Agusta MV Agusta has decided to keep its production facility in Varese, Italy, open with minimized staffing levels and brand-new procedures to help protect the health of employees and their households and the stability of the regional economy, according to a press release provided by the business. Non-essential departments have closed, while other employees are”wise working”

from another location or taking advantage of unused holiday allowances. MV Agusta’s factory in Varese,

Italy. Photo thanks to MV Agusta. Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. situated in Brea, California, has instructed employees to work from house up until at least April 1. The business has had great sales up until now in 2020 and there have been no changes in production plans in Japan or at Suzuki’s ATV factory in Georgia.

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. headquarters in Brea, California.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. headquarters in Brea, California. Photo thanks to Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. Yamaha Motor Corp. Yamaha’s powersports lorry manufacturing centers in Japan and the U.S. are still up and running at this time, according to Yamaha Motor Corp, U.S.A., however Yamaha Motor Europe production centers in Italy and France have been temporarily shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Yamaha Motor Europe (YME) headquarters in the Netherlands. Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor Europe.
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