JAKARTA - The sales of motorcycle in Indonesia is predicted to expand by 5 percent next year to 4.5 millions units, a dealer said here Friday. "Next year the demand of the motorcycle in the country will grow 5 percent," Vice Director of the Yamaha Kencana Indonesia Corp. Dyonisius Beti was quoted by the Antara news agency as saying. He said that the expansion was driven by about 5 percent economic growth predicted for next year.
Dyonisius said that as the amount of motorcycle in Indonesia now is so high, the demand in years to come will not be as high as several years before. Following the country's more-than-double oil-price hikes in October last year, the Indonesian Association of Motorcycle Industry (AISI) predicted the demand of the product will grow by 5. 3 million units in 2008 and more than 7 million units in 2010.