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Motorcycle and scooter registrations up again in July

Building on the tremendous sales growth seen in June, new motorcycle and scooter sales continued their relentless upward trend in July.

Figures released today by MCIA show that sales of all Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) grew by an astonishing 41.9% to 14,070 vehicles, compared with the same month last year, putting them ahead of other significant transport sectors.  Within that number, scooters recorded an eye-watering growth of 56.6% over July 2019, with 3,576 registrations, while not to be outdone, motorcycles climbed by 37.5% to 10,494

The MCIA comented “With PTW training schools reporting record levels of first-time riders taking their CBT training, a course that gives access to commuter-friendly 125cc petrol or 11Kw electric scooters and motorcycles and typically takes a day to complete, it’s not surprising that registrations of these vehicles have exploded.

In July, 5,371 new commuter-type PTWs eased the congestion on our roads (that’s up 62.5% on July 2019) as more people enjoyed what our Continental cousins have known for years: PTWs are easy to ride and park, convenient, inexpensive and really good fun.  They cut journey times and for those who choose an electric PTW, are often easy to charge via a domestic three-pin plug, with many featuring a removable battery that can be charged at home or work. Additionally, they provide completely isolated travel” 



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