Exports of motorcycles from the country are faring better than the sales of domestic motorcycles, said Sigit Kumala, head of the commercial department at AISI. This reveals that the prices of Indonesian-made motorcycles are competitive in the international markets and that buyers are satisfied with the quality of the motor vehicles.
There is strong demand for automatic scooters in Asia, whereas consumers in Europe prefer Indonesian-made sport motorcycles.
The bulk of the foreign demand for Indonesian motorcycles originates from the ASEAN region—such as the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia, said Ahmad Muhibuddin, deputy head of communications at Astra Honda Motor.
According to AISI, exports of motorcycles are expected to increase to 400,000 units for the whole year in 2017, which will mean a 40.8 percent increase from the figure of 284,065 motorcycles exported to international markets in 2016.
APMEN News, Sep 2017