Published 10/08/2016 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“It is positive to see that overall demand for motorcycles was up 5.8% year-to-date – marking seven continuous months of growth in 2016”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

Latham continued, “July is typically a high volume month for bikes, with this month registering a strong figure of 11,064 machines. The sectors that showed the most significant growth were both naked bikes and scooters which were up 7.1% and 3.8% respectfully.    

“Yamaha led the manufacturer brands with 1,838 sales, followed closely by Honda who registered 1,686 sales, and Lexmoto in third place with 1,086 registrations.

“There is a general feeling of confidence among dealers that the coming months will continue with the upward trend. In addition, the pressure to sell as many Euro 3 motorcycles prior to the January deadline seems to exude optimism for the remainder of the year.”



NOTES TO EDITORS: Results taken from the Motor Cycle Industry Association Press Statistics July – New Motorcycle registrations.

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