It is "keep on rolling baby" for Honda. The manufacturer started to expand its motorcycle research and developement facility in Thailand.

Honda on Friday began construction of a 900-million-baht (27 million dollars) expansion of its motorcycle research and development facility in Thailand, Honda’s largest such R and D centre outside Japan.

The expansion reinforces Honda’s commitment to straightening Thailand’s position as the region’s motorcycle design hub.

The Honda R&D Southeast Asia Company was opened in Thailand 2004 with an initial investment of 850 million baht.

The center is responsible for market research, styling and design, engineering and testing prototypes for Honda motorcycles sold in the region.

Honda motorcycles are the market leader in Thailand. Of the 845,818 motorcycles sold in Thailand between January and June, this year, Honda models accounted for 68.6 per cent, or 579,954 units.

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