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NMDA Autumn Dealer Attitude Survey shows general satisfaction with manufacturers

Monday 13th November 2017 | 0 Comments

“The NMDA is pleased to see that this year’s Autumn 2017 Dealer Attitude Survey received a high response rate of 36 per cent made up of nine main brands. Participants in this survey were made up of 75 per cent of independently owned franchise dealers, and 22 per cent privately owned groups. 61 per cent were single brand dealer’s whist the remainder of 39 per cent were multi-franchised.” commented Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA).

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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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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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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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Roads spending, Brexit caution, business rate relief in spring Budget

Wednesday 8th March 2017 | 0 Comments

UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond’s spring Budget contained the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) upgraded growth forecasts for 2017, while predicting lower – but rising – figures for the years following the assumed activation of Article 50 as the country leaves the European Union. The government also confirmed an extra £690 million will be added to the £1.3 billion announced in autumn to improve transport networks in urban areas. In other transport news, the freeze on fuel duty has been retained.

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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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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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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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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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NMDA calls for motorcycle test reform

Thursday 11th August 2016 | 0 Comments

The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) has written to Andrew Jones MP, parliamentary undersecretary of state for transport, calling for a reform of the current testing regime for motorcycle riders.

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DfT reacts to concerns over delayed grant scheme for plug-in motorcycles

Thursday 7th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The Department for Transport (DfT) has responded to The National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) letter which outlined concerns that the promised plug-in motorcycle grant scheme had still not been delivered.

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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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