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June motorcycle registrations continue downward trend

NMDA 17/07/2019

“Motorcycle registrations declined -11% in June for the second consecutive month this year”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

A total of 11,643 machines were put on UK roads last month – 1,446 less registrations than the same period last year. 

Most power sectors saw sales decline, with the only exceptions in the 50cc moped market which continued its upward trend for 2019 with sales up 1.7% in June, and sales of the popular trail/enduro bikes up 15.8%.

Registrations in the 0-50cc sector also increased 10% and in the 126-650cc sector, sales saw a minimal increase of just 1.0%. All other power ranges declined between -11.7% and   -19.5% in June. 

Honda was the leading seller registering 2,129 bikes, followed by Triumph in second place with 1,324 registrations and BMW in third place with 1,154 bikes registered. The month saw Yamaha drop down to fourth position with just 1,119 registrations. 

Latham continued, “Although motorcycle dealers are still getting plenty of footfall in their showrooms, there is still hesitance from customers who are putting off larger purchases until uncertainty around Brexit and other political concerns have been clarified."

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Results taken from the Motor Cycle Industry Association Press Statistics June 2019 – New Motorcycle registrations.

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