Honda-Kumamoto-FactoryHonda resumes full production at earthquake-hit Kumamoto factory.

In a notification from the factory, Honda says that – as planned for – it is now ready to resume full production at previously damaged plant.

After the earthquake, production at Kumamoto Factory was suspended from the night of April 14. On May 6, the factory resumed the supply of parts for Honda production operations outside of Japan and then, on May 13, the factory resumed assembly of power products.

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As for the worst affected motorcycle production, the factory resumed assembly of key models at a reduced volume on June 6.  Since then, the volume has increased in stages. Now, the FUN line, a production line for large-sized motorcycle models (including the CRF1000L Africa Twin), is ready to resume production.

As a result, overall production at Kumamoto Factory was virtually back to capacity as of Monday.

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