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In advance of its full half-yearly results to 30 June, Pierer Mobility couldn’t resist flaunting muscular sales volume success for its KTM, Husqvarna and GasGas brands. BDN financial editor Roger Willis reports.

Pierer’s combined global motorcycle sales in this six-month period almost doubled, climbing by 95% to 176,045. Within that, European performance was 76% up to 73,224. North America delivered the biggest gain, improving by 160% to 30,419.

Australia and New Zealand together achieved a more modest 25% advance to 7,842. And India, despite a severe ongoing impact from the Covid pandemic, put on 52% to 30,561.

In addition, Pierer sold 25% more bicycles and pedelecs under the R Raymon, Husqvarna and GasGas brands, totalling 53,378. Some 39,603 of these were e-bikes.   

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