November 2nd 2004.

Honda Motor has been forced to suspend production of motorcycles at two manufacturing plants after a series of earthquakes struck the Niigata Prefecture region of Japan on October 23rd, delaying the provision of speedometers from supplier Nippon Seiki.

Honda will halt production of motorcycles at its Hamamatsu plant in central Japan on November 4th and 5th and at its Kumamoto plant in southern Japan from November 3rd to 5th and on November 8th.

The reduction accounts for about one per cent of Honda's planned domestic motorcycle production volume for this year.

In a press release, Honda stated that full production will resume on November 9th.

Source: Nikkei