Published 08/12/2015 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“In what is typically a slow month for motorcycle sales, it is positive to see that registrations in November were up 16.5%, the year-to-date demand also remained strong at 12.7%”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

Latham continued, “All sectors in the motorcycle market showed significant growth with the exception of sub 50cc machines.

“Bikes in the 51 – 125cc category showed the highest growth with 675 more motorcycles registered last month (3220 total) compared to November 2014’s figure of 2545.These bikes are commonly used for commuting purposes indicating strength in the economy and high employment figures.

“We expect this market to remain strong in the lead up to Christmas, however it should be noted that customers placing orders for larger motorcycles are likely to hold back until the New Year, or possibly even the 16-plate change in March.

“Feedback was positive at last week’s Motorcycle Live Expo at the NEC with visitors enticed by competitive personal leasing plans.

“The NMDA are hopeful that consumer confidence and the growing economy will contribute towards a strong market in 2016.”



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

Rupal Rawal, Press 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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