Tag: motorcycle registrations

October motorcycle sales down 13.6 per cent

Thursday 9th November 2017 | 0 Comments

According to figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association, registrations in October fell by -13.6 per cent compared to the same period last year and the year-to-date decline currently stands at -15.5 per cent. 7,406 bikes were registered in the month compared with 8,595 units in October 2016.

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Motorcycle market: Another month of decline

Friday 9th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the fifth consecutive month of decline in the UK motorcycle market, the head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) referred to the market in 2017 as “dire.” According to figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association, registrations in May fell by -10.5 per cent year-on-year, with the overall number of bikes being sold year-to-date down to 7,335, a reduction of -14.1 per cent.

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Brexit and general election factors in decline in motorcycle sales – NMDA

Thursday 11th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The triggering of Article 50 and the decision to call a general election have been cited as factors in the 16 per cent decline in motorcycle sales registered by Motor Cycle Industry Association figures in April. 10,365 bikes were registered, compared to 12,343 bikes put on the road in the same period for 2016.

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UK motorcycle registrations down 12.6% in March

Wednesday 12th April 2017 | 0 Comments

UK motorcycle registrations have dropped again in March, usually a strong month as new number plates are released and the riding season begins in earnest. Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) said dealers had expected the market to be up, “however registrations were down -12.6 per cent - a huge drop of 2,103 machines compared with March last year.”

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Motorcycle registrations fall in February

Monday 13th March 2017 | 0 Comments

The Motor Cycle Industry Association has released the February figures for motorcycle registrations. Commenting on the figures, Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “Following a surge in pre-registrations of Euro 3 machines in December, registrations were down in February -21.6 per cent compared with the same period last year.”

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November a good month for motorcycle sales

Wednesday 14th December 2016 | 0 Comments

Despite poor weather conditions, a total of 7,644 motorcycles were registered in November 2016 – a significant increase of 6,821 more bikes compared to November 2015. “It is positive to see that the motorcycle market has come back strong in November with sales up 12.1 per cent over the same period last year,” said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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October motorcycle registrations flat

Wednesday 9th November 2016 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle demand was static in October 2016, with 8,595 units registered – just 22 more bikes than in the same month in 2015. Drilling down, the shape of this demand changed, with naked and scooter categories up, and 51-125cc bikes registrations reduced. “Demand in the motorcycle market cooled in October recording a growth of just 0.3 per cent,” said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Double digit growth in September motorcycle sales

Tuesday 11th October 2016 | 0 Comments

A total of 2,359 more motorcycles were registered in September 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. “September saw exceptional growth in the motorcycle market - recording a growth of 17.3 per cent following the 66-plate change,” said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Motorcycle sales rise in May

Thursday 9th June 2016 | 0 Comments

Overall demand for motorcycles is up 7.5 per cent in the latest year-to-date figures. Commenting on the Motor Cycle Industry Association new bike registrations statistics, Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA), said: “Demand for motorcycles continued to grow in May with a 3.5 per cent increase over the same period last year.”

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Shortage of product contributes to modest increase in motorcycle sales – NMDA

Thursday 14th April 2016 | 0 Comments

High expectations of growth in motorcycle sales for March 2016 were tempered somewhat by low product supply. While the market started strongly this year, overall growth was only 1.6 per cent compared with March 2015. “Following a strong start to 2016, the NMDA had high expectations that March would follow suit on the back of the new 16-plate change, however the market was up by only 230 bikes compared to March 2015 – marking an overall growth of just 1.4 per cent”, said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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25% rise in February motorcycle registrations

Thursday 10th March 2016 | 0 Comments

Figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association show that 4972 bikes were registered last month – 987 more than February 2015. Confidence in the economy and high employment figures were cited as two contributing reasons.

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January motorcycle sales up

Monday 15th February 2016 | 0 Comments

“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, commenting on the latest figures released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association.

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Motorcycle sales rise, despite imminent plate change

Thursday 10th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the release of figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association for new motorcycle registrations in August, Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “In what is traditionally a slow volume month for motorcycle registrations, it was encouraging to see a healthy 13.9 per cent growth in sales, ahead of the 65-plate change next month.”

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Motorcycle demand continues upward trend

Thursday 11th June 2015 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has reported the continuation of positive growth in the UK motorcycle market. “It is positive to see that the motorcycle market has continued to grow, with dealers reporting a 10.7 per cent increase in registrations in May”, said Stephen Latham, the association’s head. Registrations in May closely resemble the average market increase of 11.3 per cent through the first quarter of 2015.

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Motorcycle registrations sustain January growth – NMDA

Friday 13th March 2015 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association has revealed that February registrations continued the strong start to 2015 witnessed in January, with double-digit year-on-year increases. As with previous months the 51-125cc sector showed an increase of 12.4 per cent as the biggest sector in volume terms, which means 207 more machines registered over February 2014. While sales in most power ranges increased, the sub-50cc moped segment decreased 20.7 per cent.

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