Tag: National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA)

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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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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Buoyant motorcycle sales continue in June

Tuesday 12th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Commenting on statistics released by the Motor Cycle Industry Association, Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “In spite of widespread concern over the referendum result, June registrations for new motorcycles were up 6.9 per cent over the same period last year”.

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NMDA asks ‘what happened to promised grant for plug-in motorcycles?’

Monday 13th June 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has written to Andrew Jones MP, parliamentary undersecretary of State for Transport, raising their concerns that the promised plug-in motorcycle grant scheme has still not been delivered.

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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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Great year for motorcycle sales

Thursday 14th January 2016 | 0 Comments

Figures from the Motor Cycle Industry Association show that UK registrations for 2015 were the highest for 33 years. “Consumer confidence and a stronger economy are just a few of the factors that contributed to boosted motorcycle registrations in 2015”, said Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

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October motorcycle sales bounce back

Tuesday 10th November 2015 | 0 Comments

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Future profitability declines despite increasing sales – NMDA Attitude Survey

Monday 2nd November 2015 | 0 Comments

The NMDA Autumn 2015 Dealer Attitude Survey, published 2 November 2015, shows that the all dealer average when asked about the overall value of the franchise remained stable at 6.6 since the last survey in spring 2015. Harley Davidson, KTM and Kawasaki were recorded as the top 3 franchises, while the BMW, Honda and Piaggio Group were least valued.

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NMDA ‘disappointed’ by September registrations increase

Monday 12th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Commenting on the September figures for motorcycle registrations, released by the Motorcycle Industry Association, Stephen Latham, head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “Motorcycle registrations continued to increase with a year-to-date growth of 12.3 per cent, however it was disappointing to see that September sales were only up by 7.2 per cent following the 65-plate change.”

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Motorcycle demand continues growth

Wednesday 12th August 2015 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has reported continued growth in the UK two-wheel market, reporting a 14 per cent increase in sales in July according to Motor Cycle Industry Association statistics. The cumulative growth of the motorcycle market remains in double digits for the year at 13.1 per cent. The trend was not uniform, with lower powered machines declining in popularity as new riders plumped for more robust bikes.

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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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November motorcycle sales rise

Wednesday 10th December 2014 | 0 Comments

“With the winter weather approaching we expect to see demand for motorcycles at a yearly low, however it is encouraging to see that sales in November were up 14.5 per cent compared to 2013”, said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK. In total 5,795 bikes were registered in November - an increase of 734 more units more than November 2013.

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