Motorcycle sales up in June

“June marked another good month for the motorcycle market with sales up 6.3 per cent,” said Stephen Latham, Head of the National Motorcycle Dealers Association (NMDA) which represents motorcycle retailers across the UK.

Overall for the year-to-date the total power-two-wheeler market was up 11 per cent – that’s 5348 more bikes sold than in 2013. Sales of most cc/power ranges of bikes were significantly high, with the only exceptions being the under 50cc which were down -4.5 per cent on last year. Also, bikes from the 126-650cc range showed a minimal growth of 1.8 per cent year to date – an increase of only 134 more bikes.

Latham continued, “Most sectors in the style criteria did well with the ‘naked’ category showing the greatest demand with an increase of 37.3 per cent so far this year.

“We can see a clear indication that the experienced riders/buyers are returning to the market. This is evident due to the sales of large capacity machines which saw registrations up 19.6 per cent in the 651-1000cc sector and 17.9 per cent in machines over 1000cc. We hope to see this trend continue through the second half of 2014”.

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