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Motorcycle registrations down 9.5% in Europe in 2017

ACEM, the European motorcycle manufacturers’ association, has issued registration statistics for 2017.


  • A total of 913,723 motorcycles were registered in 2017 in the EU according to the final figures published today by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM). This represents a decline of 9.5% compared to 2016 numbers. The largest motorcycle markets in Europe in 2017 were: Italy (204,579 units), France (162,828 units) and Germany (140,667 motorcycles).
  • The European moped market went from 316,662 units in 2016 to 399,426 in 2017. This represented an increase of 26%. The largest markets for mopeds in Europe were: France (107,322 units), Netherlands (86,826 units), Germany (33,254 units), Poland (29,633 units) and Italy (26,030 units).
  • On the other hand, the European electric motorcycle market grew from 3,496 units in 2016 to 4,121 units in 2017 (+20.4%). However, it remains at niche levels. Only 0.45% of all motorcycles registered in Europe in 2017 were electric.
  • Registrations of electric mopeds in the EU increased substantially from 11,342 units in 2016 to 27,029 units in 2017 (+38.3%).
  • The electric quadricycle market went down from 7,167 units in 2016 to 3,242 in 2017 (-54.7%).



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