Published 12/02/2014 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“It is positive to see that sales of motorcycles picked up 10.4% in January, following a decline in demand in 2013”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

More than 425 machines were sold last month, mostly from sales of larger powered motorcycles traditionally bought by the enthusiasts. Mid size models and those over 1000cc also saw a 15% increase.

There was also growth in the commuter sector bikes which saw the 51cc range -125cc register 1895 units this January, in comparison 1706 units last year.

Latham continued, “The uplift in the January market strongly suggests a rise in new biker confidence. Consumers are investing more money in upgrading their motorcycles – possibly in preparation for better weather ahead!

“Manufacturer wise, the Chinese Lexmoto & Pulse are tightening their grip on the market – both coming in 7th & 9th position of the top-ten best sellers list in January, as opposed to Suzuki and Ducati who have been pushed out of the list this month.

“We hope to see the motorcycle market continue to grow this year and end on a better note than 2013”.



NOTES TO EDITORS: Results taken from the Motor Cycle Industry Association Press Statistics January 2014 – New Motorcycle registrations.

Rupal Rawal, Communications Assistant
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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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