Published 17/09/2014 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“The motorcycle market in August remained stable as expected ahead of the September 14-plate change”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

The commuter style 51-125 cc bikes sector showed the largest growth of 10.5%, as these machines were less affected by the number plate change.

Latham continued, “There was an overall growth of 6.6% across all types of motorcycles showing market stability and optimism for the peak month coming in September.

“Volumes so far in 2014 remain 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.

“We are keen to see the results for next month as a core indicator for the future of motorcycle dealers”.



NOTES TO EDITORS: Results taken from the Motor Cycle Industry Association Press Statistics August – 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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