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NMDA 16/12/2021

“Despite Covid’s best efforts to scupper another full year of trading for motorcycle dealers, November’s registration figures (up 21.9% year on year) and subsequent 2021 year to date figures (up 12.1%) show a continued demand for Power Two Wheelers (PTWs) and consumer confidence in the sector” comments Paddy O’Connell, Head of NMDA.

“With the current covid variant causing renewed concern amongst businesses and the public, it remains important that we are welcoming customers into dealerships with personal safety measures in place, in line with Government guidance and dealers’ own best practice approaches”.

"December is traditionally a less busy month for retail of PTWs. With ongoing supply issues creating increased lead times on some models, we can gain comfort in the fact that the demand is still there. In some instances however, managing customer expectations is creating some operational difficulties. PTW dealers have always been ahead of other sectors in their engagement with customers and we hope to see this continued loyalty extend into the first half of the new year when we are told more product will become available from OEMs".

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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.