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Delphi Revs Up Motorcycle Business to $100M for '05

Harley-Davidson and other major brand motorcycles equipped with Delphi technologies

TROY, Mich., April 18 -- Delphi Corp. is revving up its motorcycle business around the world to an anticipated $100 million in revenue this year, which would show an increase of more than 30 percent over 2004.

"Our motorcycle OEM customers are increasingly turning to Delphi for more support because we've proven over time that we deliver outstanding technology, service and value," said Dave Wohleen, Delphi vice chairman.

To help meet the motorcycle market needs as motorcycles continue to become a mainstream mode of transportation worldwide, Delphi supplies a wide range of products, from ignition and exhaust systems to fuel injection and sensors.

Regionally specific motorcycle requirements are met by providing local support throughout the world from various manufacturing sites, including the following: Piracicaba, Brazil; Kokomo, Indiana; Flint, Mich.; Guragon, India; Shanghai, China; and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Delphi supplies motorcycle manufacturers around the world, including Harley-Davidson.

Wohleen said Delphi's motorcycle business is an important part of Delphi's new markets strategy.

"We continue to broaden the range of non-automotive applications that can benefit from our leveraging Delphi's long heritage of leading automotive technologies, global manufacturing and engineering capabilities," Wohleen said. "Our expanding presence in the motorcycle industry is another indication of Delphi's growing success in supplying adjacent markets."

Delphi's adjacent markets business includes new markets, commercial vehicles, independent aftermarket and consumer electronics. In 2004, Delphi's adjacent markets revenues reached $2.3 billion, up 34 percent from 2003.