Bumper September keeps sales ahead of 2015

Yamaha MT-10 on show at Motorcycle Live 2015
Motorcycle sales for the year-to-date have grown by almost nine per cent thanks to an impressive performance in September.

Thanks in part to good weather last month, September sales were 20 per cent ahead of where they were in 2015.

In total, 14,847 motorcycles were registered last month with Nakeds leading the way again with more than 4,700 sales, accounting for more than 26 per cent of all new registrations for the month.

Scooter sales also grew by almost 35 per cent compared to September 2015 with 3,408 units shifted over the month.

For the year-to-date, sales of motorcycles in the UK now stand at 94,086, almost 8,000 units ahead of figures at the same period in 2015.

With scooter sales also 8.1 per cent of where they were at the end of September in 2015, it’s good news for the industry as a whole.

Bestselling manufacturers

Honda remains the UK’s favourite manufacturer after shifting more than 2,600 two wheelers in September thanks to impressive sales by the CB 125 F and PCX 125, which sold 334 and 303 units respectively.

Yamaha was the second bestselling manufacturer for the month with almost 2,000 new registrations while BMW sits in third, thanks in part to the performance of the R 1200 GS – the UK’s bestselling model in September.