Yamaha will start building motorcycle in Pakistan by 2015. according to Yamaha President Hiroyuki Yanagi. Yamaha will first invest $150,000,000 in a Pakistani plant that could produce 40,000 motorcycle a year when finished and as many as 400,000 machines a year by 2020. The factory will be built In the Bin Qasim Industrial Park near Karachi.
The Pakistan motorcycle market is expected to double to 3 million units in 2020 from its current level of 1.5 million. According to Yamaha, most motorcycles sold in Pakistan are old-style Chinese-made model. The Pakistan Yamaha plant will most likely focus on cheap urban commuter motorcycles in the 100cc category.