Published 18/08/2014 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“July marked another good month for the motorcycle market with sales up 13.9%,”said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

A total 1205 more machines were registered against July 2013. There was an improvement overall in all power sectors, and it was encouraging to see an 8.5% increase in sales of lightweight bikes under 50cc for the first time in 2 years.

The most significant improvements came from the two largest style sectors - with ‘naked’ bikes up 39.2% with 2438 registrations, and ‘Scooters’ up 16.7% at 2112 registrations.

Latham continued, “The market is definitely showing signs of renewed confidence and it is pleasing to see the commuter scooter market recovering strongly along with a general improvement in the more traditional larger biker’s machines.

“Volumes so far in 2014 are very encouraging with year-to-date market growth of 11.4% equating to 6553 more motorcycles on the road in the first 7 months of this year.

“Many dealers are already reporting a good order-bank to the lead-up to the plate change in September and so we are hopeful this trend will continue into the later part of the year.”




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

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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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