Tag: Motorcycles

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 sales down again in August

Thursday 21st September 2017 | 0 Comments

Motorcycle registrations in August fell by –17.8 per cent compared to the same period last year, with the total number of bikes being sold down to 6,856 units. “Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in August – marking eight consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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June motorcycle sales continue 2017 decline

Friday 14th July 2017 | 0 Comments

“Demand for motorcycles continued its downward trend in June – marking 6 consecutive months of decline in the market”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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Fi McMartin promoted at Bickers

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Fi McMartin has been named as the new East Anglia area sales manager at parts and accessories distributor, Bickers. Fi has been part of the McMartin family business since 2011. In her new role as the area sales manager in East Anglia, Fi will be joining a team of area managers in the UK.

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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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Little change in latest motorcycle dealer survey

Wednesday 10th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The NMDA Spring 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey, published on 9 May 2017, shows that the all-dealer average when asked about the overall value of the franchise remained static at 6.8 since the last survey in Autumn 2016. “The NMDA is pleased to see that this year’s Spring 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey received a response rate of 32 per cent. Participants in this survey were made up of 74 per cent of independently owned franchise dealers, and 24 per cent privately owned groups. 58 per cent were single brand dealer’s whist the remainder of 42 per cent were multi-franchised.” commented Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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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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Good end to 2016 for motorcycle sales

Thursday 12th January 2017 | 0 Comments

Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has stated that the end-of-year peak in the bike market arrived “as predicted” as a result of the Euro 3 deadline. Commenting on figures released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association, Latham said it was the high volume of low cost machines that proportionally registered the highest numbers.

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Government launches plans to improve driver and motorcyclist training

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

Plans to improve driver and motorcyclist training to improve safety on roads in Great Britain were announced by Transport minister, Andrew Jones on Friday 30 December 2016. The proposed changes will see competent learner drivers able to have lessons on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual controlled car. Allowing learners on a motorway will improve the awareness and experience of new drivers which is aimed at boosting safety on roads in Great Britain.

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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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NMDA Autumn 2016 Dealer Attitude Survey

Tuesday 1st November 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has revealed the results of its Autumn 2016 Dealer Attitude Survey. Stephen Latham, head of the NMDA said that he was “pleased to see that this year’s survey received a response rate of 33 per cent. Over the last few years there has been a view that brands with a low percentage of dealer responses have not necessarily been representative of the views of that network, and could skew the results either way. Therefore, in this survey, we have decided to suppress the results of three brands that had less than 15 per cent of their dealers completing the survey.”

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And now, TerraClean for motorcycles

And now, TerraClean for motorcycles

Monday 3rd October 2016 | 0 Comments

TerraClean is exhibiting at Motorcycle Live 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham in Hall 4 on stand 4E15 from 19 to 27 November as it launches its campaign targeting the motorcycle market.

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Used bike market trends ‘unusual’ – My Car Check

Used bike market trends ‘unusual’ – My Car Check

Tuesday 27th September 2016 | 0 Comments

LOGIN OR SUBSCRIBE TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE Related posts: Used bike market ‘muted’ as YOY July registrations drop NMDA ‘disappointed’ by September registrations increase Buoyant motorcycle sales continue in June August used car trends slow as expected, My Car Check suggests premium option

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Harley-Davidson to pay emissions penalty in USA

Thursday 1st September 2016 | 0 Comments

Harley-Davidson is paying US authorities $12m (£9m) to settle allegations its motorbikes polluted the air at higher levels than allowed. It has also been ordered to stop selling "super tuners", devices that enable motorbikes to generate power but also increases emissions.

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Used bike market ‘muted’ as YOY July registrations drop

Used bike market ‘muted’ as YOY July registrations drop

Monday 22nd August 2016 | 0 Comments

The motorbike, scooter and moped sector is described as “muted”, with inclement weather and a contracting new bike market suggested as reasons for the relative inactivity. My Car Check’s Rob Hobson said: “It is very much a mixed report this month. New registration numbers for 2016 are still up, although July was down compared to the same month in 2015 – the first time that’s happened this year.

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