August 4 2010.

The Nikkei morning edition in Japan has today predicted that Yamaha will be back in the black for its half year period ending June 30th..

The Nikkei reports that Yamaha appears to have logged a group operating profit of roughly 30 billion yen, against a 33.8 billion yen loss a year earlier.

Motorcycle sales in emerging markets are pinpointed as a major contributor to the recovery, although sales in Japan, North America and Europe remain down.

Yamaha expects motorcycle sales to rise 15% worldwide to about 6.7 million units for the year, 160,000 more than initially projected.