After the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan Honda shut down its factory in the prefecture as a precaution for further tremors and to inspect for building damage. The Honda factory is responsible for the production of the Honda CBR1000R Fireblades, VFR1200 models and the Goldwing.
As a result of the temporarily closing of the Kumamoto factory Honda Thailand will for some models have some extended delivery times.
With the closure of the Kumamoto factory Honda is without it's prime products, which accounting for 250,000 units a year. This isn't the first time motorcycle production facilities have been affected by earthquakes in Japan, with problems caused by the 2011 earthquake and serious implications after the Kobe quake struck in 1995. In Thailand the production of motorcycles was also suspended during the 2011 flooding. The production of motorcycles in Thailand will not be effected by the Japanese factory shut down.Tag: HondaCBR1000RVFR1200GoldwingProductionFirebladeKumamotoBusinessFactory