Good weather increases motorcycle sales in May

Published 11/06/2013 00:00:00 in Press Releases

 “Whilst it is positive that motorcycle sales increased slightly last month, there is still a long road to recovery for the motorcycle market” said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.


The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures show sales overall were up 0.5% against May 2012. Under 50cc scooter sales were down 24.8% in April, while all larger over 50cc motorcycle sales have increased by 4.1%.

Robinson continued “Whilst sales of smaller bikes continue to suffer, bigger leisure bikes fared better in May, with almost all sectors recording a healthy growth in sales.  


“With the majority of these machines being purchased for leisure riding it is likely that the warm dry weather has had a positive impact on the sale of these bikes. Therefore the NMDA hope to see this trend continue throughout the summer.


“The NMDA continue to call on motorcycle manufacturers to introduce more customer friendly offers to their forecourts that would boost sales and profit.”


NOTES TO EDITORS: Results taken from the Motor Cycle Industry Association Press Statistics April 2013 – New Motorcycle registrations.

Keely Scanlan, Press Officer
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The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.

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