Aiming to boost sluggish motorbike sales in the domestic market, Honda Motor Co. announced Monday it will begin sales of a low-priced 50cc scooter made at its Chinese assembly plant.

The Today, to be released Aug. 8 for 94,800 yen, will carry the lowest price tag in its category in Japan. It is the first time a motorbike made in China will be sold on the Japanese market.

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