June motorcycle sales "encouraging" says NMDA
The latest new motorcycle and scooter figures for June show sales overall were up 3.6 per cent against June 2012. Sales of scooters under 50cc were down 16.3 per cent in June, while all larger over 50cc motorcycle sales have increased by 6.4 per cent.
Commenting on the figures, Sue Robinson, Director of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK, said: “After a long period of decreasing motorcycle sales it is encouraging to see a boost in registrations during June”.
Robinson continued “Whilst sales of smaller bikes continue to suffer, there was strong demand for the larger machines during June, with the custom, touring and endure sectors leading the market.
“Sales of these heavyweight machines over 1000cc have begun to stabilise during 2013, suggesting that this established market with its more mature riders has been less affected by the current financial pressures.
“The NMDA continues to call on motorcycle manufacturers to introduce more customer friendly offers to their forecourts that would boost sales and profit.”