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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. ...

BIKE SALES DECLINE AGAIN IN MARCH

12/04/2017

“We were expecting the market to be up in March as buyers traditionally wait for the new number plate, however registrations were down -12.6% - a huge drop of 2103 machines compared with March last year”, said Stephen Latham, Head of t...

BIKE SALES SLOWDOWN IN FEBRUARY

09/03/2017

“Following a surge in pre-registrations of Euro 3 machines in December, registrations were down in February -21.6% compared with the same period last year,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA...

NMDA - BUDGET COMMENT 2017

08/03/2017

“It is positive to see that the Chancellor has pledged to ease the burden on those hardest hit by business rate tax”, comments Sue Robinson, Director of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA). In today’s Budget, the Chanc...

NEW YEAR MARKS SLOW START FOR MOTORCYCLE MARKET

08/02/2017

“Following extremely high numbers of bikes registered in December (10,990) the slowdown seen in January was hugely anticipated. Compared with last year’s strong results, this shows a decline of -15.6% which is, surprisingly, reasonable...

RMI WARNS AGAINST UNNECESSARY MOT EXTENSION

23/01/2017

The Department for Transport (DfT) has released a consultation seeking views on whether the age a vehicle gets its first MOT should be increased from 3 to 4 years, and the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is warning motorists tha...

POSITIVE END IN 2016 FOR MOTORCYCLE MARKET

11/01/2017

“The deadline on Euro 3 motorcycles certainly created a peak in the bike market last month as predicted” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the U...

MOTORCYCLE MARKET COMES BACK STRONG IN NOVEMBER

09/12/2016

“It is positive to see that the motorcycle market has come back strong in November with sales up 12.1% over the same period last year,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents mo...

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