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UK REGISTRATIONS RIDING UP

Latest data from the Motor Cycle Industry Association for May shows continuing growth in the market.

Total registrations for the fifth month rose by 8.2 per cent to 10,509 units. Motorcycles were up by 7.8 per cent to 7558 units. Scooters increased by 12.7 per cent to 2037 units. The 50cc moped sector recovered too, growing by 2.7 per cent to 914 units.

Largest capacity band volume was the 51-125cc slot at 3599 units (plus 8.3 per cent). Next in line was 651-1000cc machines on 2424 units (plus 15.7 per cent). Over 1000cc bikes took third spot with 2202 units (plus 5.9 per cent).

The majority of style categories were positive. Strongest growth was in Touring (plus 30 per cent) and Naked (plus 29 per cent), respectively topped by BMW R1200RT and Honda CBF125M models. Custom dropped by 3.5 per cent and Trail/Enduro was down by 1.9 per cent. The biggest loser was Adventure Sport, shrinking for the second month in a row with an 11.8 per cent retreat.

Honda led the market podium with 1919 units, followed by Yamaha on 1561 units and Triumph on 983 units. BMW and Kawasaki rounded out the top five, respectively on 779 units and 608 units. Lower down the order, Harley-Davidson and Ducati both out-performed Suzuki.

For the year to date, overall registrations are now up by 12.3 per cent at 42,979 units.

See comprehensive analysis in the next print edition of British Dealer News. For the full statistics, click here

 

 

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