New bike gross sales surge in 2022

Motorcycle and scooter registrations are up 31.2% compared to this time in 2019
Bike and scooter registrations are up 31.2% in comparison to this time in 2019


December registrations of bikes are up 1.9% over remaining yr with scooters and big means motorcycles seeing the most important upswing.

Statistics launched through the Bike Business Affiliation (MCIA) display an building up of one.9% over December 2021 and an outstanding 8% building up over statistics from 2019, which MCIA describe because the remaining ‘standard yr’.

Scooter registrations larger from 1298 in December ’21 to 1466 remaining yr, completing the yr with 26,895 twist-and-go registrations general. Traveling bike registrations noticed a slight building up from 116 to 130 whilst ‘trendy classics’ noticed a large building up from 464 to 662, finishing 2022 with 12,115 in general.

Taking a look on the means categorisation, the bigger cc machines noticed the most important bounce in registrations with the 651cc-1000cc motorcycles playing a 12.1% building up and the over 1000cc gadget’s seeing an 11.3% building up over December ’21.

The choice of bikes in use on UK roads additionally larger from 1.29 million in 2021 to one.34 million remaining yr. Riders passing their checks additionally noticed an outstanding upward push from 16k in 2021 to 48.6k remaining yr, even though Covid restrictions for a few of ’21 could have an affect.

Tony Campbell, CEO of MCIA stated: “2022 has confirmed to be some other nice yr for the business, MCIA will proceed to paintings carefully with the United Kingdom Govt on turning in the motion plan introduced early in 2022, which contains the licence evaluation that is among the ten key movements agreed with Govt within the motion plan.”

New motorbike gross sales are nonetheless at the up

First printed on 18 July 2022 through Phil West

Motorbike gross sales proceed to increase post-pandemic, with journey motorcycles, 125 scooters and new 2022 fashions equivalent to Triumph’s Tiger Recreation 660 and Royal Enfield’s 350 Meteor main the way in which…

In keeping with the most recent per 30 days gross sales figures launched this week through bike business frame the MCIA (MotorCycle Business Affiliation), a complete of eleven,801 bikes had been bought in June, moderately down on June 2021’s general of 13,981, a file determine led to through the liberating of pent up call for constructed up right through lockdown.

That is borne out through the full year-to-date gross sales figures, which might be 10% up on remaining yr at 59,864 in comparison to 54,405 to July in 2021.

Triumph Tiger Sport 660 on the road

The largest contributor to this increase remains to be scooters, which account for approximately 1 / 4 of the full marketplace with gross sales – up 6.7% in June. Honda’s PCX125 and Yamaha’s NMAX 125 also are the best-selling two-wheelers general.

Journey motorcycles additionally proceed to promote strongly with a 20% marketplace percentage, 15.2% up in June. That is in large part because of the nonetheless best-selling BMW R1250GS and GS Journey.

In the back of the ones, different stand-out best-sellers come with Honda’s CBF125, Royal Enfield’s Meteor 350, Triumph’s new Tiger Recreation 660 and Yamaha’s MT-07.

Motorbike gross sales are booming

First printed on 19 Might 2022 through Dan Sutherland

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

Motorbike gross sales are closing sturdy with the most recent authentic figures for April 4.2% up at the identical month remaining yr and general year-to-date gross sales appearing a 32.4% building up.

Smaller, sub-125cc commuters are nonetheless the preferred sector with over 16,000 bought to this point this yr as folks flip clear of automobiles and public shipping, with Honda’s ever-popular PCX125 through a ways and away the most important vendor.

However gross sales of mid-range 126-650cc machines are up 39% year-on-year, led through the best-selling Royal Enfield Meteor 350, and up-to-1000cc motorcycles expanding through 37%, with Suzuki’s new GSX-S1000GT main the way in which. Electrical motorbike gross sales also are booming with gross sales up through 68% over 2021 with sub-11kW commuters equivalent to NIU’s NQI GTS proving to be the preferred.

Electrical motorbike gross sales now constitute round 6% of the overall powered two-wheeler marketplace. Tony Campbell, CEO of the Bike Business Affiliation stated: “This is a actual satisfaction to peer the sort of buoyant marketplace for the field general. We’re experiencing very good expansion around the board which contains greater means bikes predominantly used for recreational and recreation.”

New bike gross sales having a look sharp

First printed 12 April 2022 through Dan Sutherland

Super Soco CPx

The newest new bike registration figures from the Bike Business Affiliation (MCIA) paint a promising image for motorbike gross sales in 2022.

Greater than 16,700 machines went at the highway in March in comparison to 12,260 remaining yr, which is a rise of over 4500. Within the first 3 months of the yr, there have been 28,183 new registrations – a 48.6% building up on remaining yr (once we had been in lockdown).

“It’s certain to peer that the most recent press statistics for March published a 36.8% building up in new registrations, an anticipated and welcomed upward push because of the ‘22’ plate-change,” says Stephen Latham, Meantime Head of the Nationwide Bike Sellers Affiliation, commenting on the most recent MCIA new registration figures.

Curiously it’s one of the crucial smallest machines that experience noticed the most important expansion with a 70.9% building up within the 0-50cc section whilst the 651-1000cc section noticed a forty five.5% building up, then again with just about 3 times as many gross sales within the section.

It’s additionally value noting that because of provide shortages, many of those motorcycles can have been ordered a while in the past. Electrical motorcycles too have executed neatly, with doubling of recent registrations, with the decrease powered machines once more closing the preferred.

Bumper yr for cycling: How motorcycling is at the up in spite of repeated Covid lockdowns

First printed 20 January 2022 through Jordan Gibbons

Amidst the doom and gloom of each wintry weather climate and the lingering results of the Covid-19 pandemic, it could be arduous to fathom however 2021 was once one of the most most powerful years for cycling in neatly over a decade, with new motorbike gross sales at the building up and extra folks becoming a member of the two-wheeled fold.

Anecdotal proof from coaching faculties up and down the rustic was once of an enormous surge of folks short of to get into motorcycling and now the most recent stats ascertain it.

June to September of 2021 had been standout months for motorbike checks, with just about 28,000 examinations taken right through the summer season on my own. The remaining time the numbers of motorbike checks even got here shut was once in November and December 2012, with an enormous rush of younger riders getting checks finished forward of the January 2013 adoption of the third Eu Licence Directive and the adjustments to A2 licensing.

Not like 2013 despite the fact that, those stats don’t appear to be a blip, with persistently top numbers all through the yr with 7034, 7116, 6641 and 6897 checks taken right through each and every month from June.

It could’t all be put all the way down to be pent-up call for from lockdown both, as automobile checks have settled again to pre-pandemic ranges.

Motorbike gross sales on the upward push

Ducati Multistrada V4 S

It seems like new riders are serving to force the increase in new and used motorbike gross sales, too. The 2021 new registration stats launched through the Bike Business Affiliation display an outstanding 9.3% building up over 2020, in comparison to simply 1% within the four-wheeled sector. If truth be told greater than 114,000 new motorcycles and scooters had been registered remaining yr, the easiest quantity since 2016.

Used motorbike gross sales stats are tougher to pin down however many sellers document little to no inventory of pre-loved machines sticking round on showroom flooring, costs on the upward push and a few even providing large trade-in incentives to pay money for inventory.

Ducati say that 2021 was once their perfect gross sales yr on file with 59,447 bikes bought international. The determine is an outstanding 24% up on 2020, which was once closely impacted through Coronavirus but additionally a large 12% up on 2019.

And it’s now not simply Ducati celebrating good fortune both, with BMW pronouncing 2021 was once their best-ever yr of world gross sales – leaping 14.8% to 194,261 motorcycles. Up from 169,272 in 2020, over 60,000 of those new machines had been both an R1250GS, or GS Journey.

In spite of issues an go out from the Eu Union may impede expansion in the United Kingdom, gross sales larger through 26.6% – leaping from 7315 motorcycles, to 9263.

Extra folks make a selection motorcycles

Motorcycles are a great way to beat low emissions and clean air zones

With the expansion of Blank Air Zones in lots of towns, in addition to adjustments to the congestion fee and larger measurement of the ULEZ in London, two-wheelers (and electrical ones specifically) abruptly provide a a lot more financially sexy proposition for commuters.

Of the entire machines registered remaining yr greater than 28% had been scooters, whilst electrical motorbike gross sales had been up 146% – even though they nonetheless account for simply 5% of the overall motorbike marketplace. Curiously it’s the lower-powered motorcycles, within the 1-4kW energy section that experience executed the finest with greater than 4700 new registrations. That’s greater than double the volume of tourers registered remaining yr and is last in on many common segments.

Clear of commuting machines there has all been substantial expansion with journey, customized and trendy classics all seeing double-digit rises.

Triumph Trident 660

“A 9.3% upward push in registrations additional underlines the determination and fervour of our business to cumulatively advertise the numerous advantages of PTWs [powered two wheelers] as a commuting, industry device and recreational task,” says Tony Campbell, CEO of the MCIA.

“We can proceed to paintings with, and problem Govt to allow our contributors and their consumers to take care of this upward trajectory in motorcycling as we head into 2022 and past.”

New motorcycles gross sales up on pre-Covid figures

First printed on 13 October 2021 through Jordan Gibbons


New motorbike gross sales have bounced again brilliantly to this point in 2021 – even though September did see a slight slowdown in comparison to the similar month in 2020.

Gross sales so far have stormed to an outstanding 86,431 – this is 13.4% up at the first 9 months of 2020 and a wholesome 3% up on a (pre-Covid) 2019.

September 2020 noticed bumper gross sales as pent-up call for and new motorbike arrivals ended in a gross sales increase. Although this September noticed new motorbike gross sales drop through 6% on 2020, it was once nonetheless up moderately on 2019 figures, which is a extra correct comparability.

Journey motorcycles, customs and scooters have noticed the most important expansion with the BMW R1250GS nonetheless Britain’s best-selling large motorbike.

Honda’s PCX125 fought again towards Yamaha’s NMax 125 in September to assert peak spot within the 125cc scooter magnificence whilst Triumph’s Pace Dual soared to the highest of the Fashionable Vintage class.

Gross sales of electrical motorcycles proceed to leap with a 97% uplift this yr in comparison to 2020 in September.

And for the yr to this point, there’s been a large 170% hike with over 4000 electrical machines snapped up in 2021. Through a ways the most important house of expansion is in 1-4Kw machines (50cc petrol identical) utilized by commuters to steer clear of public shipping.

Watch MCN’s knowledgeable Honda PCX125 video evaluation right here:

New bike gross sales leap again

First printed 15 September 2021 through Jordan Gibbons

Lexmoto LXR 125 on the road

New motorbike gross sales are booming in Britain with the primary 8 months of 2021 appearing a 17% building up over the similar length in 2020.

And whilst 2020 gross sales had been without a doubt hit through the Covid state of affairs, this August confirmed a 24% building up over the similar month in 2019, ahead of Covid had even been thought of.

The electrical marketplace is up just about 200% on 2020. This expansion is coming from the 4Kw-11Kw sector (kind of 125cc identical).

This small-capacity electrical motorbike surge has benefitted Tremendous Soco who’re celebrating changing into the primary plug-in powered two-wheeler logo to surpass 1000 gross sales in one yr.

Super Soco CPx

The corporate have bought 1028 machines throughout 2021 to this point which follows 18 months of sturdy gross sales – partially pushed through Covid-19. With 5 50cc-125cc equivalents within the differ, the company’s top-value choices have lured commuters off the bus.

Small petrol motorcycles had been promoting neatly too with Yamaha’s NMax topping the United Kingdom charts with 271 bought in August. Lexmoto’s small motorbike choices together with the LXR 125 also are transferring in large numbers and are fourth at the checklist.

Unfashionable fashions lead bike gross sales surge

First printed on 17 June 2021 through Jordan Gibbons

Triumph Trident 660

New motorbike gross sales are proceeding to surge with commuters (together with electrics) and retros specifically common – then again sellers are nonetheless urging warning. The newest figures are for Might 2021 in comparison to the similar time remaining yr, when the financial system had virtually stopped utterly, which is partially why the year-on-year expansion is so top.

Overall year-to-date gross sales nonetheless lag 10% in the back of the ones of 2019. Might itself, then again, is appearing an encouraging, post-lockdown upsurge with the ten,871 motorcycles bought additionally 123% up on Might 2019.

Standout dealers had been 51-125cc scoots, the place Yamaha’s new NMAX 125 was once now not handiest the finest vendor, usurping Honda’s PCX125, but additionally the full perfect promoting powered two-wheeler; and, amongst full-sized motorcycles, Royal Enfield’s Interceptor 650 and Triumph’s new Trident 660.

2020 new motorbike gross sales figures drop simply 2.6 % in spite of pandemic

First printed on 20 January 2021 through Jordan Gibbons


In spite of a topsy-turvy 2020, new motorbike gross sales in the United Kingdom ended the yr simply 2.6% down at the earlier one year.

Because the Coronavirus pandemic led to havoc in sellers, cycling bucked the automobile pattern through providing viable and secure shipping answers for far of the yr. A complete of 104,612 machines had been bought, simply 2,796 lower than in 2019.  Even with the extra restrictions and adjustments in laws, bike gross sales noticed a staggering 58.1% expansion in December.

As customers endured to select two wheels to stick Covid-safe when commuting, many supply companies additionally required further scooters and mopeds to satisfy the emerging call for. All of this ended in a ten.5% upward push in scooter registrations for the yr and just a 6.7% drop for bikes.

Regularly sturdy efficiency throughout the yr for journey recreation (-9.9%), recreation/excursion (-9.5%) and bare motorbike (-7.9%) segments, indicated that each new and previous riders alike had been nonetheless engaged and short of to get onto new motorcycles. BMW as soon as once more confirmed nice traction with the R1250GS Journey and the traveling R1250RT.


With out a trip, much less alternative to consume/drink out, hardly ever any reside sports activities or track to look at, one of the most largest winners had been the Path/Enduro motorcycles (-0.6%). With the KTM 300 EXC promoting very strongly in December.

Overall registrations for electrical bikes larger through a whopping 51.2% in comparison to 2019. A last surge in December (+111.9%) confirmed that buyers are beginning to undertake the generation as extra fashions transform to be had.

Robust world consequence for BMW

BMW Motorrad have introduced that 2020 was once their 2d perfect gross sales yr on file, having bought 169,272 motorbikes and scooters international. The determine was once reinforced through a large 33.7% expansion in China and a moderately extra modest expansion of 6.4% in Brazil.

“Following tricky months from March to June, all of the BMW Motorrad workforce was once ready to show the tide through making use of a top stage of pragmatic flexibility and nice private dedication,” stated Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad.

“Along with arguably the finest BMW Motorrad product providing ever, it was once this workforce effort, of which I’m very proud, that made the second one perfect gross sales consequence ever conceivable in 2020.”

Bike gross sales keep sturdy thru pandemic as extra folks flip to 2 wheels

First printed on 14 December, 2020 through Jordan Gibbons

Motorcycle sale

In spite of the second one lockdown in England gross sales figures of bikes and scooters have remained sturdy, with only a 0.4% drop in November in comparison to remaining yr – that’s a distinction of simply 22 motorcycles.

There have been hope that once the massive building up in each hobby in, and gross sales of, commuter machines that the Govt may come with bike dealerships within the ‘primary store’ class for lockdown two, however that was once now not the case. In spite of this setback, many sellers opted to supply click-and-collect products and services, serving to to stay gross sales buoyant for the month.

Figures from the Bike Business Affiliation display nearly no drop on gross sales from this time remaining yr, with year-to-date stats simply 5.6% down. Extra fantastic nonetheless is that gross sales of scooters have larger through over 6% as folks realise what an efficient shipping device they’re. Gross sales expansion of electrical motorcycles and scoots is much more spectacular, up 15.3% for the month and an improbable 45.7% for the yr.

There’s by no means been a greater time to shop for a brand new motorbike

First printed on 25 September, 2020 through Ben Purvis

Purchasing a motorcycle is a huge monetary choice, so it’s simple to know why many of us could be tempted to position it off. However for those who’re fortunate sufficient in an effort to purchase a brand new gadget there could also be no higher time to do it. A number of exterior influences have come in combination to create a marketplace that places consumers in an surprisingly sturdy place, nevertheless it’s now not going to remaining without end.

What’s created this case? There are a number of separate parts that experience come in combination however the obvious is the Covid-19 pandemic and financial disruption it led to. The preliminary ‘three-week’ lockdown that got here into pressure on March 23, forcing non-essential shops equivalent to motorbike sellers to close their doorways, ultimately dragged on for greater than two months, finishing on June 1.

The timing intended that sellers ignored out at the top gross sales length for brand new motorcycles, simply as the most recent 2020 fashions had been entering inventory and because the climate advanced.

Since lockdown ended bike gross sales had been booming – they had been up 42% year-on-year in July – so don’t be expecting large outright reductions, besides there are a number of components that make it cost-effective to shop for a brand new gadget at the moment.

Issue 1: There’s a significant used motorbike scarcity

With sellers closed right through spring there have been no trade-ins to offer the machines that make up the spine of the used motorbike marketplace. The end result? Secondhand bikes are surprisingly pricey this present day.

The ones top used costs imply the finest offers are for riders with an current motorbike to trade-in or promote. Whether or not you’re slicing it in at a broker or striking it available on the market your self, you’re prone to get extra money for the previous style than you’ll have anticipated.

‘Value to modify’ – the adaptation in worth between the motorbike you’re promoting and the only you’re purchasing – is a lot more essential than the outright worth of a brand new motorbike. Many sellers are providing money incentives of masses of kilos to commerce in.

Issue 2: Rates of interest are closing low

Within the weeks ahead of the lockdown the Financial institution of England slashed rates of interest from 0.75% to a file low of simply 0.1%. Even after the monetary disaster of 2008-9 it handiest dropped to 0.5% – so it’s at a only a 5th of that this present day.

That implies if, like the general public, you’re purchasing a brand new motorbike thru finance, both HP or PCP, you’re in for a excellent deal. Some producers are providing 0 % on decided on fashions.

Issue 3: Top GFVs

The top call for and costs for used motorcycles provide you with a double-whammy for those who’re purchasing by way of a PCP deal, because it approach GFVs (assured long run values) are on the upward push. The GFV defines the dimensions of the non-compulsory ultimate balloon fee on the finish of a PCP deal.

If it’s larger, the per 30 days bills are smaller, and if – like maximum PCP consumers – you commerce in as a substitute of creating that ultimate fee, the full charge of possession right through the PCP deal is decrease and extra sexy.

Issue 4: Euro5 laws are coming in very quickly

The brand new Euro5 emissions limits are due in pressure from January 1, 2021 for all new machines, and that implies a good choice of current Euro4 fashions are anticipated to get tweaked, up to date or changed for the 2021 style yr.

So long as you’re now not determined for the most recent, 2021-spec motorbike, that may be a bargaining lever at the previous, Euro4 machines. Alternatively, bear in mind that inventory ranges for plenty of motorcycles aren’t top as a result of factories closed right through the lockdown, so don’t be expecting large reductions on the preferred fashions.

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‘The bike marketplace is up through 42% at the moment’

Stephen Latham, head of the Nationwide Bike Sellers Affiliation, stated: “Your evaluate is proper – now is a brilliant time to shop for a motorcycle and that’s mirrored in a marketplace that was once up 42% in July. We’re additionally seeing a large expansion in commuter motorbike gross sales as folks search for possible choices to public shipping.”

On Brexit, he warned that even machines ordered in 2020 may fall foul of price lists within the tournament of a no-deal state of affairs if they are able to’t be delivered ahead of the top of the yr, announcing: “The lead time on ordering motorcycles has a tendency to be round 3 months, so it can be a rush to get some fashions in time.” The message? Don’t hang out.

No-deal Brexit may see costs upward push from January

Whilst negotiations are nonetheless underway with the EU, the possibilities of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit are rising as we get nearer to the top of the yr when the transition length expires. Beneath present plans the United Kingdom will impose price lists on imports of 8% on motorcycles underneath 250cc and six% on motorcycles over 250cc coming from any nation that doesn’t have a commerce settlement with the United Kingdom to stop the ones price lists.

Until new offers are struck, the ones price lists might be implemented, now not handiest to motorcycles coming from EU nations but additionally from the ones countries we’ve commerce offers with as a member of the EU. Price lists on motorcycles entering the EU from Japan are these days at 3%, having come down from 6%. The United Kingdom signed a commerce settlement with Japan previous this month however it’s unclear at this level how that may impact price lists on bikes being bought between the 2 countries.

Speedy bike gross sales expansion sees greater than 9000 new motorcycles bought in August

First printed on 16 September, 2020 through Ben Clarke

Motorcycling’s fast expansion after lockdown has endured unabated, with mixed new bike and scooter registrations up 31.2% in comparison to this time remaining yr.

In general over 9000 new motorcycles left the showrooms remaining month however the largest upward push was once in scooter gross sales, with 2650 new scooters hitting the street – a whopping 39.5% building up on remaining yr.

The figures have if truth be told been so excellent, that even making an allowance for for misplaced numbers right through lockdown, new motorcycles gross sales so far are handiest 11.7% adrift of this time remaining yr.

If truth be told, the call for for small means scooters to make use of as commuting machines is so sturdy that scooter gross sales are 4.3% up at the yr so far in comparison to remaining yr. The massive query might be how the fashion continues as the elements turns less warm and wetter.

The surge in motorbike gross sales remains to be fuelled through the large expansion in commuters turning to powered two-wheelers because of the coronavirus disaster, in keeping with the motorbike business. However sellers additionally say gross sales will have been upper nonetheless had been it now not for inventory shortages.

Newest new motorbike gross sales statistics disclose that during July, mixed UK gross sales of all Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) had been up through an astonishing 41.9% at the identical month remaining yr. Inside of that, scooters had been up through gob-smacking 56.6% with bikes expanding through 37.5%.

And that comes after already skyrocketing gross sales in June when the lockdown first started to ease, motorcycles had been allowed out and commuters started to show to 2 wheels in desire over public shipping. That month noticed scooter gross sales up an enormous 43.1% at the identical length in 2019 with new bike gross sales additionally up, through a wholesome 8%.

The brand new figures come from the Bike Business Affiliation (MCIA), who informed MCN: “It’s now not unexpected that registrations have exploded as extra folks realised what our continental cousins have identified for years: PTWs are simple to trip and park, handy, affordable and excellent amusing.”

However the ones gross sales, specifically of commuters, will have been upper nonetheless, MCN has realized – had there been sufficient motorcycles in sellers.

“Scooter gross sales would had been even upper than that 56% had provide been ready to satisfy call for,” stated Paul Types, director of main commuter belt Honda broker Doble in Surrey.

“I’m if truth be told handiest ready to do a 3rd, or possibly even much less, of what the real call for is, as a result of provide. No doubt coronavirus is exacerbating it. Individuals are entering a motorcycle store for the primary time announcing ‘I desire a scooter,’ and you have got to mention ‘Sorry, you’ll have to attend.’ Frustratingly, that’s how it’s. No-one was once ready to foresee the rise in call for.”

Nor does he see the provision and insist state of affairs changing within the foreseeable long run. He continues.

“I don’t see it converting anytime quickly, no. All of us idea Covid was once going to remaining 3 weeks however we now comprehend it’s going to be right here for a protracted whilst, so I feel call for will keep growing as individuals who haven’t but thought of a bike come to a decision to take action.

“I simply hope that the producers are ballsy sufficient to extend provide and now not suppose the push was once a flash within the pan.

“At the plus aspect, something it’s additionally executed, as a result of call for has long gone top, it’s intended that each style within the differ, together with motorcycles that may had been in low call for, have benefitted as folks purchase them as a result of they want one thing to get round on.”

Call for for CBT ‘doubles’

The vastly larger call for for motorcycles and specifically for scooters and 125 commuters has additionally ended in an enormous spike in call for for Obligatory Elementary Coaching (CBT) classes, which permit new riders to qualify to trip A1 magnificence 125s at the highway.

RideTo, one of the most UK’s biggest bike coaching our bodies is reported as seeing call for for CBT classes building up through 100% or double what it was once in the similar length remaining yr. Whilst CAM Rider, one of the most marketplace leaders with 11 coaching centres within the midlands, east and south of England also are experiencing exceptional call for.

A spokeswoman for CAM Rider Peterborough informed MCN: “We’re very, very, very busy. We’re fully-booked on the whole lot we will be able to perhaps promote this present day. There’s no checks to be had and CBTs are fully-booked for a few weeks forward of what they most often are. If you wish to have CBT you’re ready 3 or 4 weeks.”

Nice offers on wheels: UK bike sellers document booming gross sales as lockdown lifts

First printed on 09 July, 2020 through Phil West

A wave of recent producer incentives, together with as much as £2400 off flagship KTMs, helps gas a increase in motorbike gross sales following the easing of lockdown, say sellers.

On the top of the Covid-19 disaster, with cycling banned and sellers closed, gross sales plummeted. April noticed an 83.5% drop in gross sales in comparison to the similar month in 2019 and whilst Might bounced again a bit, new motorbike gross sales had been nonetheless 50.4% in the back of the former yr.

However now, with motorcycles allowed out once more in England, sellers again open (albeit with positive restrictions), consumers turning to new two-wheelers both instead of cancelled vacations or for commuting, and a raft of recent incentives equivalent to KTM’s new ‘Summer season Energy Offers’, companies say gross sales are bouncing again.

“We’ve been very busy,” James Metcalfe from KTM broker AMS Bikes of Tewkesbury informed MCN. “Our gross sales not too long ago had been as excellent if now not higher than we’d be expecting within the top of summer season.”

The ‘Summer season Energy Offers’ scheme was once presented in early June and noticed £2400 slashed off KTM’s 1290 Journey S and R in conjunction with £1600 off the 790 Journey R, £1500 off the 790 Duke and 790 Journey and £500 off the 125 Duke and 390 Duke.

“The response has been certain,” added Metcalfe. “We’ve bought singles or multiples on all the ones fashions because it’s pop out. It’s without a doubt given us a kick get started.”

And KTM aren’t the one ones: Harley-Davidson have introduced a £1500 deposit contribution to PCP gross sales of a few in their top-of-the-range motorcycles whilst American competitors Indian have 0% on their FTR1200 and £1700 top-up on trade-ins towards their large twins.

In other places, Suzuki have simply introduced a complete £1000 off the RM-Z250 and 450 MXers whilst Honda’s ‘Again to Paintings’ marketing campaign, as presented in early Might, sees £1000 off the brand new Africa Dual, £500 off the CB500 circle of relatives and NC750X and £200 off some 125s.

Yamaha, in the meantime, have prolonged their low-rate finance scheme and added the Ténéré 700; Kawasaki have a spread of gives together with 0% finance; Ducati are providing the Scrambler 62 and 800s on 0% and a £1000 equipment voucher with the Multistrada 1260 and Panigale V4, whilst Triumph additionally be offering accent vouchers, deposit contributions and inexpensive finance on some fashions. Plus, the likes of BMW and Suzuki say extra gives are at the horizon.

Surrey Honda broker Doble informed MCN the combo of consumers with spare money and sunny climate has ended in higher gross sales figures than remaining yr and that commuters and scooters have executed neatly.

“I feel we bucked the fashion as a result of we carried on working on a far off foundation scooping up the place different sellers weren’t answering their calls,” stated director Paul Types. “The commuter component has been in reality sturdy and the Honda marketing campaign is helping with that. We’ve noticed an enormous upward push in scooter gross sales. Having stated that, I bought six Gold Wings thru lockdown, too.

“I’m in reality having a look ahead to the long run – so long as there aren’t any stocking issues!”

Used bike gross sales building up

Used bike gross sales are booming as bikers emerge from the lockdown, desperate to take advantage of the nice climate or just to get from A to B with out the usage of public shipping.

Paul Coulter, Advertising Director at SuperBike Manufacturing facility, the United Kingdom’s biggest used store, stated: “Industry has greater than bounced again in the previous few weeks. We’re doing extraordinarily neatly, it’s very, very sturdy.

“Since showrooms had been allowed to open we’ve had a liberate of pent-up call for coupled with excellent climate and I additionally suppose there’s a requirement for motorcycles which is new this yr purely as a result of the coronavirus – folks now not short of to go back and forth on trains or buses or the underground…

“I feel the primary factor is the great climate, the transparent roads and folks short of to benefit from the revel in. Bike using is the very best social distancing approach to revel in trip.

“We’re considerably up on remaining yr however we’re additionally a special animal to remaining yr so it’s very tricky to match. Our showroom may grasp 700 motorcycles remaining yr, now it’s 1000, so it’s an excessively, very other surroundings, plus there’s a special website online, there’s a special method of transacting and so forth.

“The longer term’s having a look in reality excellent. We’re in reality constructive. We’re handiest a few weeks in, however the trajectory we’re on is following the place we had been pre- lockdown.”

MCN has noticed an enormous upward push in site visitors to the Motorcycles For Sale segment of, too. Visits had been up 44.8% in April, in comparison to April 2019, 21.3% in Might and a wholesome 31% up within the first part of June, in comparison to the similar length remaining yr.

Excellent information! New motorbike registrations develop through 1.5% in 2019

First printed on 8 January 2020 through Dan Sutherland

Figures launched this morning through the Bike Business Affiliation (MCIA) have proven a 1.5% building up in motorbike gross sales throughout 2019.

A complete of 107,408 bikes, scooters and Powered Gentle Cars (light-weight scooters, bikes, tricycles and quadricycles, normally with 0 or low-emission energy) had been registered in 2019, which is up from 105,816 within the earlier yr.

Even if this general building up has been a continuing pattern because the monetary disaster, the spaces of expansion in those newest stats can handiest be noticed among low-capacity machines.

Within the 0-50cc class, gross sales larger from 5640 to 6764, representing biggest spice up at 19.9%. The second one largest substitute got here among 126-650cc motorcycles, which jumped up through 12.2% from 20,016 to 22,451.

The one different class of expansion was once 51-125cc machines, which might be up through 0.2%, going from 33,790 gross sales to 33,874. Motorcycles from 651-1000cc are down through 7.9%, with machines over 1000cc additionally dropping 0.3%.

Talking in regards to the findings, MCIA Communications Supervisor, Nick Broomhall stated: “With many retail markets reporting a downturn for 2019, it’s nice to peer that the stats for the Powered Two Wheeler international display a expansion of one.5% towards 2018, with 107,408 new motorcycles and scooters registered remaining yr.

“21,068 motorcycles over 1000cc discovered new properties with motorbike enthusiasts, whilst an building up within the choice of smaller means machines registered, presentations that an increasing number of individuals are getting the message that PTWs are crucial approach to site visitors congestion and air high quality issues.”

In spite of registrations being down on greater means machines, quite a lot of larger motorcycles if truth be told seem as peak 10 UK perfect dealers for remaining yr, with BMW’s R1250GS and R1250GS Journey taking 3rd and fourth spot respectively with a complete gross sales determine of 3600 devices mixed.

The whole best-seller was once Honda’s PCX125, which collected 2840 gross sales. Completing in the back of that was once the Yamaha NMAX 125, with 1924 motorcycles leaving showrooms remaining yr. The overall checklist will also be discovered underneath.

Type Registrations Marketplace percentage
1 Honda PCX 125  2840  2.6%
2 Yamaha NMAX 125  1924  1.8%
3 BMW R1250GS  1827  1.7%
4 BMW R1250GS Journey  1773  1.7%
5 Honda CB125F  1572  1.5%
6 Honda Imaginative and prescient 110  1546  1.4%
7 Royal Enfield Interceptor 650  1472  1.4%
8 Honda CRF1000L Africa Dual  1276  1.2%
9 Honda CB125R  1106  1%
10 Yamaha MT-07  1037  1%

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