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healthy rise in european registrations

Registrations of motorcycles in the EU reached 618,502 units in the first half of 2019, according to the latest figures of the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM). This represents an increase of 9.1% compared with the same period of 2018.

With 138,650 units (a 6.2% increase on a year-on-year basis) Italy remains the largest European motorcycle market, followed by France (109,606 motorcycles, +12.5%), Germany (105,970 motorcycles, +8.5%), Spain (88,690 motorcycles, +12.6%) and the UK (56,611 motorcycles, +2.3%).

Motorcycle registrations also increased in almost all EU countries.

Moped registrations in the EU increased by 19.5%

The European moped market reached 147,826 units during the first six months of 2019. This represents an increase of 19.5% compared with the registration levels of the same period in 2018 (123,712 vehicles). The largest markets for mopeds in Europe were France (41,230 units), the Netherlands (31,154 units), Germany (14,629 units), Belgium (13,119 units) and Poland (10,427 units).

Registrations of electric vehicles in the EU up by 70%

Combined registrations of electric mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles reached 35,810 units during the first six months of 2019. This represents a substantial increase of 70% compared with the registration levels of the first half of 2018 (21,062 units). Most of the electric L-category vehicles registered in 2019 are mopeds (28,577 units), followed by motorcycles (5812 units) and a much smaller number of quadricycles (about 1421 units).

The largest European markets in terms of volume were France, where combined registrations of electric mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles totalled 8723 units (+60.6% on a year-on-year basis), followed by Belgium (8,087 vehicles, +111.0%), the Netherlands (6,321 vehicles, +62.1%), Spain (4,052 vehicles, +35.8%) and Italy (2,426 vehicles, +86.2%).

The largest European markets in terms of volume were France, where combined registrations of mopeds, motorcycles and quadricycles totalled 4407 units (+105% on a year-on-year basis), followed by Belgium (2627 vehicles, +78.5%), Netherlands (2598 vehicles, +52.6%), Spain (1632 vehicles, +28%) and Italy (901 vehicles, +49,2%).

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