Honda's Sales Slide 13.6% in North America

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. says sales of motorcycles and ATVs rose 7 percent to a record 13,476,000 units in 2007, helping the OEM continue its status as the world's largest powersports vehicle manufacturer.

The company says it sold 470,000 motorcycles and ATVs in North America (Canada, the U.S. and Mexico) last year, down 13.6 percent from 544,000 units sold in 2006.

Honda's standout sales regions in '07 included Asia/Oceania, where sales rose 4 percent to 9,596,000 units; in China, where sales grew 29 percent to 1,166,000 units; and in South America, up 25 percent to 1,534,000 units.