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FIRST QUARTER OF 2018 SEES MOTORCYCLE MARKET OFF TO A RACING START

11/04/2018

“It is encouraging to see that traditional motorcyclists took advantage of the March 18-plate-change to purchase their new bikes. Bike sales were up 4.7% with 15,208 units registered,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcyc...

MOTORCYCLE SALES UP, BUT DEMAND FOR SCOOTERS DECREASES

08/03/2018

“Demand for motorcycles in February was up 1.2% on the same period last year, registering 3943 units. However, scooter registrations were down -2.1%,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) whic...

JANUARY DRIVES MOTORCYCLE SALES UP

09/02/2018

“Demand for motorcycles in January was up 11.8% on the same period last year registering 5,458 units. However, this was expected as last year the market was flooded with a high volume of pre-registered bikes for sale,” said Stephen Lat...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET FACES A CHALLENGING 2018, SAYS NMDA

01/02/2018

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, is expecting 2018 to be a challenging year for the motorcycle industry. The association has carried out extensive economic resear...

CHALLENGING YEAR FOR 2017 BIKE MARKET

12/01/2018

“Demand for motorcycles in 2017 continued their downward trend with the year-end registrations down -18%, (23,177 less bikes) on the previous year”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which ...

NMDA EXHIBITING AT MOTORCYCLE TRADE EXPO 2018

04/01/2018

“Results of the NMDA Dealer Attitude Survey and the development of the trailblazer apprenticeship standard are just some of the issues you can discuss with the NMDA at this year’s Expo”, says Steve Latham, Head of the National Motorcyc...

BIKE DEMAND CONTINUES DOWNWARD TREND

12/12/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in November – marking 11 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle ret...

NMDA DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY AUTUMN 2017 RESULTS REVEALED

13/11/2017

“The NMDA is pleased to see that this year’s Autumn 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey received a high response rate of 36% made up of nine main brands. Participants in this survey were made up of 75% of independently owned franchise dealers,...

MOTORCYCLE DEMAND CONTINUES TO DECLINE IN OCTOBER

09/11/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in October – marking 10 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle reta...

RMI CALLS ON GOVERNMENT TO ENGAGE WITH THE INDUSTRY

19/10/2017

“It is vital that the government encourages both economic and consumer confidence  and enables investment, in order for the retail motor industry to progress and thrive in a stable environment”, said RMI Chairman Peter Johnson, speakin...

BIKE SALES SLIDE BY A QUARTER IN SEPTEMBER

11/10/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in September – marking 9 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle ret...

MOTORCYCLE DEMAND CONTINUES TO DECLINE AHEAD OF 67-PLATE CHANGE

12/09/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in August – marking 8 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retail...

BBC’S ANDREW NEIL ANNOUNCED AS GUEST SPEAKER AT RMI ANNUAL DINNER

06/09/2017

BBC Presenter Andrew Neil will be the guest speaker at this year’s Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) Annual Dinner, on Thursday 19 October at the Landmark Hotel, London. Scottish journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil currently ...

BIKE SALES CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN JULY

09/08/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in July – marking 7 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retail...

BIKE SALES CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN JUNE

12/07/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in June – marking 6 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailer...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET CONTINUES TO DECLINE

08/06/2017

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in May – marking 5 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers...

RMI OFFERS FREE MOT TRAINING FOR MEMBERS

01/06/2017

To celebrate the opening of a new Academy of Automotive Skills in Runcorn, the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is offering free MOT Tester training to its members. To support MOT businesses in the North of England, the RMI is ...

MOTORCYCLE REGISTRATIONS CONTINUE DOWNWARD TREND

10/05/2017

“April marked a -16% decline in motorcycle sales with only 10,365 bikes registered – compared to 12,343 bikes put on the road in the same period last year”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA...

NMDA DEALER ATTITUDE SURVEY SPRING 2017 RESULTS REVEALED

09/05/2017

“The NMDA is pleased to see that this year’s Spring 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey received a response rate of 32%. Participants in this survey were made up of 74% of independently owned franchise dealers, and 24% privately owned groups. ...

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