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Yamaha Motor aims to bring biofuel motorcycles to Asia

President says Japanese company 'not in such a hurry' to ramp up EVs in region

High-end motorcycles are selling well in countries such as India as middle-class incomes rise. (Photo courtesy of Yamaha Motor)

TOKYO -- Japan's Yamaha Motor aims to bring synthetic-fuel motorcycles to Asia "very soon," while it is more cautious about ramping up its offerings of electric two-wheelers in the region.

Synthetic fuels are made from bioethanol and other raw materials, and their use in passenger vehicles is seen as a step on the road to decarbonization.

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