Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Street Documentary: Hauling A Motorbike



This is how a motorbike is hauled onto a truck and transported from the shop to the buyer here.

Indonesia, by the way, is one of the largest motorbike producers and markets in Asia. According to the chairperson of Indonesia motorbike Industry Association (AISI) Gunadi Sindhuwinata, Indonesia currently has an installed production capacity of 7.5 million motorbikes per year. As of last year (2008), the domestic market absorbed about 6.3 million units or about 84 percent of the total production capacity. Due to the crisis, however, it is expected that the demands for motorbikes in the domestic market will drop to only about 58 percent of the total production capacity or about 3.8 to 4.4 million units this year.

8 comments:

uncleawang said...

We have two local Malaysia Brand motorbike..Medonas & Demak.
Perhap both are JV with either China & Sazuki Japan.
Demak factory is in Kuching & Medonas in West Malaysia.There are cheap when compare to Honda & Yamaha.

oldmanlincoln said...

I think they would do it the same way over here. Nice photo.

Catherine said...

Just the place for an other one. I would fear that this last one falls during the route.
Forecasts aren't the best, just as our cars production. Many workers are actually short time employed.

Kelly said...

I always learn so much about your city/country here! Thank you!

Dina said...

Those guys are strong or the bike is lighter than it looks.

the donG said...

you should be proud of your own local motorbikes. im not sure if the philippines has its own local brand.

Babooshka said...

Reminds me the motorbikes will be here soon. I did not know how big the bike industry was there.

Laurie said...

A wonderful street shot. You know how I admire your candid images of life around Bandung.