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Motorcycle Factory Provides Solutions to Transportation Problem in Jordan

Motorcycle Factory Provides Solutions to Transportation Problem in Jordan

Friday, 19 April, 2019 - 05:30
A worker is seen at an assembly line of motorcycles at Honda Motor's Kumamoto factory in Kumamoto, Japan. © Reuters
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In the first motorcycle factory in Jordan, workers assemble wheels, engines, headlamps and other parts to make motorcycles.

The Arion Motors plant was built in 2013 in Al-Salt, shortly after the Jordanian government allowed motorcycles to be used on the streets of the kingdom.

Motorcycles were banned in Jordan in 1984 for security reasons.

The factory aims to provide Jordanian youth with a cheaper alternative to cars, in addition to providing a solution to the country's increasing transportation and traffic congestion problems.

"Our motorcycles are light, and their fuel consumption is excellent," said Saeb Taaima, founder of the Arion factory.

Taaima explained that the price of motorcycles assembled in Jordan is cheaper than its imported counterparts. The price of a motorcycle is usually between 2,000 Jordanian dinars and 9000 dinars depending on the model and design.

After assembling a motorcycle, it has to pass several safety tests to make sure it will work perfectly and safely.

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