E-Bikes Positive Note on Japan Market

TOKYO, Japan – The Japanese bicycle market still continues to face difficulties. Last year bicycle sales even slipped onto a 12 years low, while the country’s bicycle production in value and units declined. Only bicycle imports remained stable. Only the e-bike category saw an uphill ride in value and units.
Most cheap bicycle imports out of China are sold through larger chain store giants giving Japanese IBDs hard time. - Photo Jo Beckendorff