NEW YEAR CONTINUES TO DRIVE MOTORCYCLE SALES

Published 09/02/2016 00:00:00 in Press Releases

“Following a successful year in 2015 for the motorcycle market, registrations continued their upward trend in January”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

Motorcycle registrations were up 17% and scooters up 16.5% compared to the same month last year. The total was up 14.2% on sales in 2015.

Latham continued, “Most power ranges improved with the exception of sales of sub 50cc mopeds which were down -8%. The supersport sector was also down -4.1% -  a possible reason why Ducati did not make the top-ten manufacturers list in January as they specialise in this particular range of bikes.

“It is also important to remember that January is typically a low volume month. A total of 5789 bikes were registered – which equates to just 4.65% of the 124,359 registrations predicted by the MCIA for 2016. 

“Irregularities such as the 125cc budget brand of Lexmoto recording the second highest volume for the month - 624 registrations behind Honda at 1,096 units in the month is not something we expect to see often, therefore January is not an accurate indicator for the remainder of the year.

“It will be interesting to see what the market has in store for 2016, and if it can build on the success of 2015.”

 

ENDS

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