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APRIL BIKE SALES DISAPPEAR IN ITALY

Latest registration statistics issued by Italian motorcycle industry association ANCMA illustrate the Covid-19 outbreak’s appallingly severe impact, to be expected on our business right across Europe. BDN financial editor Roger Willis reports.

Powered two-wheeler registrations in Italy during April almost vanished, plummeting by 97% to just 856 units. That tally was comprised of 813 over-50cc scooters and motorcycles, and 43 mopeds.

In the four months of 2020 to date, scooters were 47.6% down at 22,085. Motorcycles fell by 49.4% to 20,055. Mopeds lost 25.6% to 4035. Overall numbers sank by 47.1% to 46,175. In the equivalent period last year, Italian dealers had registered a total of 87,243 machines, including 28,647 in April alone.   

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