MOTORCYCLE DEMAND REMAINS STEADY IN MAY

Published 09/06/2016 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“Demand for motorcycles continued to grow in May with a 3.5% increase over the same period last year”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

Overall demand for motorcycles was up 7.5% year-to-date.

Latham continued, “There has been continued speculation that consumers are holding back on making larger purchases until the outcome of the EU Referendum, however this is not the case in the bike sector.    

“Low power ranges continued their downward trend with the sub 50cc sector down -9.8%, and unexpectedly the 125cc sector was also down -1% following a positive month in April.

“With the summer month’s approaching, it is not surprising to see that growth in the trail/endure sector was up a massive 39.6% compared to this time last year, and accounted for 126 – 650cc powered machines  being up 19% for the month.

“As with previous months, Honda led the manufacturer brands with 1895 sales, followed closely by Yamaha who registered 1741 sales, and Triumph in third place with 1100 registrations. Triumph also led the field with its new 1200cc Thruxton model being ranked top seller in the categories of top Naked bikes and bestselling model over 1000cc.”

 

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

Rupal Rawal, Press Officer
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Web: www.rmif.co.uk Email: rupal.rawal@rmif.co.uk

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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