Published 17/06/2014 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“It is extremely positive to see that the motorcycle market was up by an impressive 8.2% in May,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

There were 10,509 more machines registered than May 2013 with sales reflecting new confidence in the market and economy.

The most significant improvement comes from the 651-1000cc sector which was up 15.7%, showing that the mature rider is returning to the market and buying new bikes - possibly motivated by the better weather conditions experienced this year.

Latham continued, “The sub 50cc light weight market increased 3.3% in May - this is the first increase in this sector for a significant period, suggesting encouragement among young riders is growing.

“In the first quarter of 2014, sales of powered two-wheelers increased by more than 12.3%. An additional 4,700 machines have been sold this year so far indicating optimism among dealers as a result of the many personal-leasing packages on offer from motorcycle manufacturers at the moment.”



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

Rupal Rawal, Communications 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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