• Short Summary

    The Arab oil cutback -- which has forced the Japanese Government to declare a State of Emergency -- has hit the nation's industries hard, especially the oil-dependent motor industry.

  • Description

    The Arab oil cutback -- which has forced the Japanese Government to declare a State of Emergency -- has hit the nation's industries hard, especially the oil-dependent motor industry.

    Half-completed cars clog the country's assembly factories because oil-derived products are not available to complete them.

    But the motor cycle industry is enjoying a boom, as the demand for low consumption machines increases, and the manufacturers prepare for the coming racing season which looks like going ahead despite the fuel shortage.

    Yamaha -- Japan's second largest manufacturer of motorcycles, has reported a 20 per cent increase in sales during the past few months.

    The company has begun tests on a new machine and has signed a contract with the World champion, Giacomo Agostini, to ride it in Europe next year.

    The new models are tested at the Fukuroi test track near Hamamatsu, 150 miles (241 kilometres) southwest of Tokyo. The latest model, the TZ 750 has a top speed of more than 170 miles (273 kilometres) an hour. Its engine is water cooled.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1196ILEHUU9XOALQILBKGW9PT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1196ILEHUU9XOALQILBKGW9PT
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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