Major Japanese quad bike manufacturer Honda has confirmed it won’t change its mind on quitting the Australian market on October 10.
Instead the motorcycle and vehicle manufacturing giant says it will focus on developing its market for side-by-sides in Australia.
Director of Honda Australia Motorcycle and Power Equipment Peter Singleton said the company had failed to convince the federal government to overturn its decision to force manufacturers to fit rollover protection devices on new and second-hand imported quad bikes from October 11.
Honda is among a number of overseas manufacturers which have refused to meet the mandatory requirement to fit protection devices.
“Safety standards must be evidence-based, in both criteria and testing…